Hmmm, like a bio page for the web designer lol. I can't imagine that going down so well, but depends on the client I guess. Maybe a mix and match approach would work.
I think I might have to change mine back to just the "brand name", going by what I'm reading... and use a child theme to create a footer link on the homepage only (when using WordPress), instead of it being site-wide. But child themes are recommended anyway, so not such a big deal.
Interesting experiment I found here, although it was carried out in 2015, so things might be different now.
The official word from Google seemed to be that the algorithm can cope and just treats it as one link, but spammy links might be picked up manually: https://youtu.be/mTjN9x-by-I
Edited by ReeceyC, 03 July 2017 - 16:33.