homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / New To Web Development
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: brotherhood of lan & mack

New To Web Development Forum

Seach Engines And Redirects
Will redirects in a frame cause SE trouble?

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 48 posted 11:06 pm on Aug 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hello, I appreciate any help with this.

Here's the situation. I get a domain. I create a
frames site. I use meta tags and put relevant
content in the no frames tag of the main frameset
page. However, the main frame of the frameset has a
meta redirect to an affiliate program. So when you
open the page you get instantly taken to the affiliate
site but it appears to be on your domain.

My question is, will the SE penalize this setup. I'm
worried that the redirect on the frame will cause
problems (seen as cloaking?) even though the frameset
page has no redirects in the meta tags.

Thanks for any advice,

Garey V



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 48 posted 8:20 pm on Aug 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi Garey,

I cannot give you a concrete answer as i am not 100% sure myself, however, my first thoughts would be that this is not a good idea. Technically you would have meta details e.g. keyword, descriptors etc that do not match your site. Could be looked upon as 'cheating' by the search engines.

As i said, i do not have a definite answer...these are just initial toguhts......hope they are of some good to you.



WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 48 posted 5:35 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I use to use that all the time for doorway promotion. They got indexed but the trick was getting good links the domains so they would stay in the index. You can try linking to them from your legitimate sites but you run the risk of being reported and getting penalized on your other sites.

I think the best way is to build a small unique site for those keywords. Because inbound links play such an important factor in google, your domain idea may not do well as the only people that will link to that will probably be you.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 48 posted 8:29 am on Aug 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the help. I'll use something
less risky for the search engines.

Garey V.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / New To Web Development
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved