So we've all seen this for years and will see this for years to come - that being, the company that designs a client's site, adds their web design company name and link into the footer of every page of the site they developed...
My question to everyone is this:
Would is be better and if so in which way, to have a simple, keyword optimized blurb about the web design firm with a link to their site simply on the contact us page of the site they developed - seo wise? To be more clear, on the clients contact page, they would have all their contacts etc. and have a little blurbed under the title "Website Administration Contact" or something to that effect.
Would that do more seo wise than having links to the design firms page on every page of your site?
In my opinion, if I create a site which sells books about dating advice, why would I want to give my PR juice to a web design firm? especially when the content of each site is totally un-related?
Or do you think it's just fine and make no difference if each and every page of your site has a footer link, linking to the web design firms site?