I have landed a SEO client few days ago. They have 8 regional websites offering the same product. After thorough discussions with one of the business managers, I was told they want me to place reciprocal keyword anchored links in the footer section of all their websites. - All their websites are under 1 year maturity - All of them are PR0 but some of them are ranking on the first page for their desired keywords. Although I will elaborate entirely different link-building plans for each one the websites, I still have doubts about doing what they ask me. Based on your experience, should I: 1) Place the links before the linkbuilding commences ? 2) Place the links only after their desired keyword positions are attained and consolidated over time (I have a 6-month deal with them) ? 3) Never place the links in the footer ?