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Backlink - Website by Blank - is this a bad thing now?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by JackMagic, May 11, 2017.

  1. JackMagic

    JackMagic Registered Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I run a web design business, and we add Website by BLANK in the footer with a backlink to our site, as most do. I was listening to a podcast last night by some SEO expert and he was saying that having a backlink in a clients footer is now considered a bad practice as Google will devalue those backlinks and possibly your site for having them there.

    Is this a bad thing to do now, and why?

    And how should a web business go about sending potential clients their way - through a direct google search link?

    Thanks!
     
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    I haven't heard of anyone i know being penalised by this?

    It's not remotely unnatural, it is backlinking in its most natural form.

    XYZ made a good website for me so therefore i dont mind leaving a link to the site in my footer out of good will.

    Everyone is an seo expert if you ask anyone doing seo :)

    Point is that sometimes we have to apply our own logical reasoning.