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Thread: Will a Free Template with Porfolio Footer Link Hurt Search Rankings?

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    Will a Free Template with Porfolio Footer Link Hurt Search Rankings?

    I'm considering using a free joomla template. But the the original credits at the footer must remain intact. There isn't a licensed version available that doesn't require a link back. So I will need to keep the footer links.

    Will this affect my SEO?

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    So far I know, free joomla templates may hurt search ranking. It's possible that some kind of hidden stuff used there via CSS style sheet. Google reads these style sheets and may treat them as spam.

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    It will not. Just check the rest of the code and remove anything hidden.

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    I didn't think about checking the css file. Great suggestion to improve the seo of free templates.

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