Footer Credit Links

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SupaMonkey, May 25, 2012.

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What should I do?

  1. Keep these links, its fine, even after penguin

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  2. Keep the links only on the home page of the domains

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  3. Remove all these links, they are only doing you harm

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  4. Something else entirely...

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  1. SupaMonkey

    SupaMonkey Regular Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I design a web sites for people and I always put a link similar to 'Web design & development by XYZ' with a link to my site. Now, I know these links have very little value, but would they affect me negatively?
    I for example did a web site which has something like 180k pages indexed and GWT is reporting I have 186,658 links incoming from this site. Would this count towards an 'unatural link profile' warning (because I have one)?

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    I'd also like to mention, that until Penguin, I was spamming it a bit, by putting something like:
    (a)Web Design(/a), (a)Web Hosting(/a), (a)Web Development(/a), (a)SEO(/a) by (a)Company Name(/a)
    (pointing the various anchors of the kw's to the various sections on my site with the company name to the root of my site).
     
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  2. SocialPusher

    SocialPusher Regular Member

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    footer link is a big deal. Why do you say it has little impact ? and if you diversify with your own seo it can`t hurt but don`t spam. 2 max
     
  3. ajithrocksca

    ajithrocksca Senior Member

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    These links are not doing any harm provided the links are related to personal blogs, web development services and designers.
     
  4. SirKonstantine

    SirKonstantine Junior Member

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    These links are MONEY.
     
  5. caitlin

    caitlin Junior Member

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    My sales site for my WP plugin has nothing but footer links pointing to it and it is #3 for its search term and it is a pretty competitive term.....
     
  6. SupaMonkey

    SupaMonkey Regular Member

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    I have an "unnatural link profile" warning from google in GWT - hence why I'm thinking of removing these footer links, I mean, almost 200k links from 2 different sites (each) alone can seem unnatural - no?