|Are advertising iframes deprecated?|
| 3:57 pm on Feb 24, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I earn by affiliation banners. In my field such banners change very often, because the provider change bonus, offers, new products,...
I decided to put and iframe with <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow"/> that lists all the external banners. But now I scare that could be considerated by google like a black hat: because it hides the banners.
Can someone tell me if I am doing something wrong or what is the best way to display external banners?
| 5:41 pm on Feb 24, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Matt Cutts had a video question on this a few years back and that was his advice.
| 1:18 am on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
| 1:46 am on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Iframes are a slightly sticky subject. One the one hand, your use is perfectly legitimate. On the other, it's quite natural for search engines to be a little suspicious of iframes, since they can easily be used to hide content - indeed, hackers frequently use them for "injecting" content into a page that browsers will follow. You would naturally want to avoid such perceptions, even if the risks are relatively small.
| 5:34 am on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
That's the best solution.
| 5:54 am on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Have been using iFrames to serve banners from our ad server for a decade. Can't say we've suffered for it...
| 8:16 am on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Convergence: did you hide iFrames with tag <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow"/>?
| 2:56 pm on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|did you hide iFrames with tag <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow"/>? |
Nope. We do, however, block all bot access to our ad server...
| 3:30 pm on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Unfortunatly I am in another situation because I do not have an external server. But it seems that everybody agree to show the iFrame to Google, so it is calm. :-)