i`m sure this has been asked before. But, what are people opinions on chucking a "site designed by ......" or something on the bottom of a client site.
We only do it if it is a charity/free site but quite frankly I`m sick of getting beaten in SERPs by competitors whose only obviously advantage is that they undertake this practise.
So what do you say? Does it work? Should it work? Will google ever actually get round to working out that this is common place and devalue sites because of this? Is it fine to do as long as you vary the anchor text a bit?