The Following 123 People Built My Web Site

Sep 27, 2007 • 1:06 pm | comments (9) by twitter | Filed Under Web Design Tips
 

Who knew something as simple as a link in a footer giving credit to the web site designer could set off such a controversy, but that's exactly what happened in Adding Links To Sites You Designed Right or Wrong?.

In this Cre8asiteforums thread, the majority of web site designers see nothing wrong with wanting a link to their web site placed on the web site they designed and/or built. Some view this as a courtesy. Some put it into their contract. In general, it's been a practice we've seen for years.

However, someone in this thread steadfastly looks at this link as an SEO trick to get link juice and recommends that if credit is given, that it not be in the form of a link or if so, add the "no follow" tag so it passes no PR.

Battle lines were drawn. Interesting points were raised. This issue must have been one of those "I always wondered about that" questions. What happens if everybody wants credit?

Garrick writes,

"Footer:

Copyright © Company XYZ. All rights reserved. Website Design by Joe Graphics by Ken HTML by Betty CSS by Larry Logo by Fred Database design by Harvey Programming by Anne Javascript by Karen Rollovers by Uncle Fred Dropdown Menus by Maurice Color Scheme by Wendy Copyrighting by Irma Server administration by Chuck Photos by Janine Graphic optimization by Julia Shopping cart by Shopping Carts r US Gateway services by Versign Credit card processing by Harry and Sons

Where does it stop? There are lots of people one could hire to help build a site, who have worked equally hard to help make the site what it is."

For the record, I only come here and play when Barry and Tamar are away on holiday and can't yell at me for my silly posts. The site design and all the credit for this place is totally theirs.

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