|Google not reading No Frames?|
| 10:15 am on Oct 22, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I have a site that is framed (I know, I know). Despite several attempts to make the site more crawler friendly, Google does not appear to be reading and following the no frames content. I created special framesets to eliminate the possible issue of dynamic links being the problem, but still no joy.
The <noframes> tag is included after the first frame src, i.e.
<frameset cols="*,750,*" frameborder="no" border="0" framespacing="0" onunload="return popup()">
<frame src="blank.asp" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="no" noresize>
<no frames>content</no frames>
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
| 10:32 am on Oct 22, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Google can crawl most framesets these days. So I woudn't worry about the noframes stuff.
What you will have to worry about is your pages appearing outside their frame if clicked upon from a search engine result page.
| 10:42 am on Oct 22, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I would keep the noframes stuff. Just because google doesn't use does not mean you should drop it. Same with meta tags and many other things. What about:
Inktomi, Microsofts new spider, FAST/Lycos, AltaVista, Teoma
They may not be the biggest - but even if they only send you 5%-10% of your traffic, why cut them off?
| 10:45 am on Oct 22, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|I would keep the noframes stuff. |
I agree with this 100%.
Sorry, I was unclear, I meant don't worry about Google not reading the noframes stuff :)
<added> Its also provides accessability to screen readers for disabled surfers etc.</added>
| 2:04 am on Oct 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Google does read <noframes> content
I just had a page indexed on Oct 19th, appeared in the SERPS Oct 21st, now getting plenty of quality traffic and I dont even use a frameset, just a few JPEGs.
However, I put the <noframes> content just beneath the <head> tag.
| 4:14 am on Oct 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
My rule of thumb: always make a non-framed clone of your pages html for noframes tag. It helps, alot.
| 9:15 am on Oct 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I can confirm that Google reads <noframe> content.