Footer Links Bad For SEO?

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Hi Everyone--

Will I be penalized for adding links matching my target keywords to my footer (which appears on every page)?

Also, I keep reading about having my NAP in my footer (which I currently don't have). Is this hurting me?

THNX FOR THE HELP!!
#bad #footer #links #seo
  • Profile picture of the author nathan1
    In my understanding, footer links in the sense of a site map are fine, a majority of big sites do this. If you are just loading it up with links for no reason though, you might want to watch out.

    How I usually think about things are like this: will this benefit the user? If so, then its fine. And if not, well then screw you google, I'm trying to design quality websites, not what your algorithms want.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    If it's internal links, exact anchor-text isn't a problem, use them in moderation.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLB
    I've never seen anything negative come from it, but I would do it sparingly.
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  • Profile picture of the author namesbeyond
    As per recent update of Google webmaster guidelines a website with Widely distributed links in the footers of various sites will penalize.
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