curioustoddler - 11:59 am on Sep 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
A new prospect who is smart enough to be the kind of client you'd want would have little trouble finding you from that, and it would totally avoid any questions of interfering with the client site's ability to rank.
Yes it is possible to just give URL of our site without hyperlink. But then everyone will have to copy and paste it in browser. And believe me, most of my clients come from brick and mortar, conventional businesses and if they find something like this, they will consider this as a non working link, something wrong with our site design.
As I mentioned these clients come from conventional businesses, they are not sites developed just to get business from search engine rankings. They are not dependent on search engine rankings for business. And still most of then rank well for their keywords.