i got a free wordpress theme and in the footer there is a hyperlink linking to the themes website…?

Question by –: i got a free wordpress theme and in the footer there is a hyperlink linking to the themes website…?
i am worried that the outgoing link will hurt my seo ranking. will it? if i ad no follow to the outgoing link, will it fix this problem

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Answer by Jake Birdem
It is a leak, not as bad as a bunch of hosting affiliate links like some have.

Check if there are terms of use forbidding you to remove it, if not edit footer.php, might be in scrambled looking encrypted code.

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2 Responses to “i got a free wordpress theme and in the footer there is a hyperlink linking to the themes website…?”

  1. wawa77777 November 20, 2011 at 2:09 AM #

    At WordPress-Themes-Premium.com they let you remove all the footer properties and replace it with yours. Plus they have a lot of really cool themes.

  2. FrancoM November 20, 2011 at 2:52 AM #

    Outgoing links are very unlikely to hurt your SEO unless you are linking to a bad neighbourhood, like porn, gambling, spam, hacking.

    The link is the payment for the person creating the template for you.

    By removing it you are basically pirating the template.

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