Update: Now use the SEO WordSpinner plugin to implement this concept.
get_seo_spin() PHP function in your theme’s
Footer links are dropping in SEO value
How to stay relevant while getting great links
As a web designer and SEO, I place links in the footers of most of my designs. Clients don’t mind (I always request the link), and it’s a high-quality link. Most small web design and SEO companies do. Footer links have become very spammy, however, and sites try to stuff as many links there as possible.
SEOmoz has an article about footer link optimization and claims that
Footer links may be devalued by search engines automatically
Check out the evidence – Yahoo! says they may devalue footer links, Bill Slawski uncovers patents suggesting the same and anecdotal evidence suggests Google might do this (or go further) as well. Needless to say, if you want to make sure your links are passing maximum value, it’s wise to avoid the footer (particularly the footer class itself).
The era of the PageRank-passing footer links are coming to an end. The search engines have a good reason for devaluing the links — but how can we get the juice back?
Let’s consider the following issues:
- Footer links are being devalued by search engines
- Footer links have a low click-through rate
- Having the same link on every page makes the link less valuable
- Google doesn’t like spam Continue reading “SEO Randomizer: Save the Value of Your SEO'd Links”