Image backlink in the footer

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  1. strawhat150

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    Hello, I contacted 2 websites in a similar niche and asked them to exchange links so all 3 of us will put Logo of our websites and link to each other.
    The niche is almost the same but completely different keywords, and all 3 of us ranking 1st for our keywords.

    Can it cause a negative impact on seo?

    Note that those are Image links and not text links, and they are do-follow.
     
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    Been reading on internet and many say that google can penalize your site for those footer links, is that true?
     
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    If they think its a paid footer it can be bad, and in general a footer link isn't nearly as valuable as a contextual link... but it depends highly on the situation. Would I like a footer link across CNN? Yes. Would I like one on a spammy guest blog? No.

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    Can nofollow links cause any harm?
     
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    No, they can't. It's a good move to use nofollow on footer links.
     
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    I would i like one on a spam-my guest blog? would I like a footer link across BNN?