White-label a web design?

In the late stages of a web design project for a tech startup.

Suddenly they are requesting that the website be white labeled (no design/development credit in the footer), in exchange for listing my company name on their partners page instead.

Aside from the fact that the credit was already agreed to... IF I decide to accommodate, I feel strongly that white-labeling comes with a price. Any suggestions on what that price should be??

  • I could be wrong, but saw something a while ago that said Google doesn't rate these inbound footer links to your website very highly. Especially if they're on each page of the site, they look like spam.

  • I could be wrong, but saw something a while ago that said Google doesn't rate these inbound footer links to your website very highly. Especially if they're on each page of the site, they look like spam.