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When I create a website for my clients, I always by default add the following to the footer:

   <div class="websiteBy">
       <a href="http://www.example.co.uk" target="_blank">Website by<img src="assets/elements/loai-design-studio-logo.png"></a>
   </div> 

Is what I am doing actually damaging me or my clients by anyway? I have researched and read few articles but they all are full of arguments and I really don't know which answer is right... also is it true - no-follow attribute need to be added?

  • That does not really answer my question.... – Leo Mar 26 '14 at 11:49
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    "It is bad in context of Goolge's fighting with spam through "Penguin". This "Penguin" punishs for "site-wide" links. My piece of advice for you is to use rel="nofollow". It will prevent you from any filter actions but leave your link available for users." – Ivo van der Veeken Mar 26 '14 at 12:17

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