“Designed by” is a big red flag

It’s generally not a good idea for a web designer to put a “designed by” link in the footer of websites that they create, and they usually know it too.

The main reason is Google; putting that link down there will hurt the site that it’s on. It’s a tiny amount, but it’ll still hurt. If you’ve developed a site to help a company, why would you do literally anything that actively hurts it?



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Mickey Mellen

I’m a cofounder of @GreenMellen, and I’m into WordPress, blogging and seo. Love my two girls, gadgets, Google Earth, and I try to run when I can.