Backlinks from sharing free website themes?

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I have some free wordpress themes for sharing.

If I can put my website link at footer theme and force users use my theme have it on their sites when they are using my theme

It's a good way to increase backlinks to my site? does it help improving rankings or SERPs?
 

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Hmm, actually most of the theme creators in Blogger.com are doing that, hmm, if you are targeting to acquire or increase you backlinks from that, Yes, it can be a good move.
But the downside of that would be - you can have low quality links from the user of the theme.

Example, someone used your theme for their spamming site, it can affect your link acquisition campaign since those links can be tagged as low quality links.
 

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Great share, this is honest reply and I didn't think about that. I will care if I share my free themes.

Anyone gives advantages or disadvantages when sharing free time with your copyright brand name on it?
 

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I have some free wordpress themes for sharing.

If I can put my website link at footer theme and force users use my theme have it on their sites when they are using my theme

It's a good way to increase backlinks to my site? does it help improving rankings or SERPs?
Generally speaking site wide footer links does not help at all - they are weak links as stated above... The problem arises when you use competitive keywords which can raise a flag that the links are placed without the website owners consent... Terms such as "powered by", "built by" or branding is okay... Here is a good article on the subject....

The best type of links are located within the body of the page such as on an article... Footer links, header and side bar links are much weaker in comparison....
 

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Hmm, actually most of the theme creators in Blogger.com are doing that, hmm, if you are targeting to acquire or increase you backlinks from that, Yes, it can be a good move.
Please do not write anything serious, if you have no idea about that. :thumbdown:

It's a good way to increase backlinks to my site? does it help improving rankings or SERPs?
See this matt video.

[video=youtube;mTjN9x-by-I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTjN9x-by-I[/video]

Matt Cutts makes one point crystal clear in this video: Sitewide backlinks are not bad if they are natural and relevant.

At the same time, getting links from blog footers like Site developed by XYZ company” or Free WordPress theme by XYZ” are not as useful now, as you can't control where these links are coming from.

Some time back, releasing free WordPress themes or plugins was was an easy way to get a permanent link from all the pages of a domain. These days, however, this method of getting links is considered spammy, and you could be penalized by the Penguin algo update. One simple reason for this is that you can't control which niche is using your free theme or plugin, and you end up generating tons of irrelevant backlinks to your domain even with exact anchor text. :)
 

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I just stated the truth about that right? Good move if it's for increasing backlink count, but still bad. And if you read the last sentence I made, I stated the negative effect.
Is that what you do? Agrue with members and degrade them? Wow, you better change, if you think you're better, then Go, that's you then.
 
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