A WebmasterWorld thread revisits an old topic and debate on if SEOs should request from their clients a site credit link. You know a link that says, "services provided by Company ABC."
We covered this topic in November 2006; Should Search Engine Optimizers Request Site Credit Links? and my personal thoughts were:
I am not sure which way to go on this. I see both sides. In my opinion, I think, that it is up to the client.
As we noted, Google themselves recommend:
You should never have to link to an SEO.
Avoid SEOs that talk about the power of "free-for-all" links, link popularity schemes, or submitting your site to thousands of search engines. These are typically useless exercises that don't affect your ranking in the results of the major search engines -- at least, not in a way you would likely consider to be positive.
Quadrille recommends that if you do link your client site to yours, you should nofollow those links.
Marcia said she sees "nothing wrong with "consulting services" in the anchor text back."
Good, old, debate that will continue for a really long time.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.