curioustoddler - 8:13 am on Sep 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
For search engine rankings footer links may be discounted, devalues or looked down But for web design firms it is a different story. If site is really good, then it sends good customers. I get enquiries from a specifc trade for web design because we have one good site in the trade which has our footer links. As long as these footer links from client sites are sending me business, I do not care how search engines treat them.