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How to Link back to your site from a client's website?

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6:51 am on Mar 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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We have recently completed a client's website (design & content writing).

What is the best method for linking back to our website?
- Website Design & Content Writing Services (linking to our site)
- Site design & content writing by - (Our company Name linking to our website)
- Our company name + Site Design & Content Writing Services?

Linking back from all webpages Vs Linking back from their Home page?
7:05 am on Mar 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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How about a simple "powered by (your URL)" at the bottom? It's clean, subtle, and professional.
7:12 am on Mar 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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... of course if you ever get penalised, then all the client sites that link back to you will most likely be penalised too ... so of course you should make them aware of that before placing your link.
7:17 am on Mar 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I would "no-follow" the links. Its then risk free for both parties.
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How about a simple "powered by (your URL)" at the bottom? It's clean, subtle, and professional.


Yes, that sounds good. However, which one is more useful in terms of SEO - linking from a third party website using simply our URL ie, xyz.com or linking back to our website using keywords like "Website Design" by?

I would "no-follow" the links. Its then risk free for both parties.


How is that done?
1:25 pm on Mar 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Add rel="nofollow" within the link tags.

This does of course restrict the flow of page rank to the target pages.
7:36 am on Mar 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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>>I would "no-follow" the links. Its then risk free for both parties.

that wouldn't help.

my point is that if the design company is ever red flagged for any kind of dubious practice, then quite likely all their client sites will be too, which could all easily be identified by the 'footprint' link.
8:57 pm on Mar 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Have you asked the client if they want to link back to your site?
5:30 am on Apr 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Have you asked the client if they want to link back to your site?

yes, we've taken permission