Are links in footers treated differently than paragraph links?

Andres from Boston, MA asks: “Does Google treat links in footers differently than links surrounded by text (eg in a paragraph)?” Thisvideo is part of a “Grab Bag” series in which Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team, answers questions from users. We’re not currently taking new video questions, so your best bet for getting an answer about webmaster-related search issues is to head to our help forum: www.google.com