Smarter Ways to Get a Website Credit Link
- By: Wes McDowell
- Aug 13th, 2013
If you design websites for clients, one added perk is being able to get a “site by” credit link pointing back to your portfolio site. It’s good to attract future clients, and good for general SEO benefits. That is until Google rolled out the Penguin update, followed by Penguin 2.0. These algorithm updates started counting these types of links for less, and in some cases, actually penalized some sites.
A lot of web designers stopped using credit links altogether, but the good news is there are still a few ways to get good, quality post penguin credit links from the sites you design. In this episode, the gang talks about some of the problems with traditional credit links, as well as some new solutions to stay in Google’s good graces, and keep your link at the same time.
After that, we answer two new listener questions about what to do about late-paying clients, and how to position yourself in a new city amongst the competition.