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I have a page called 'design.htm' which diplays it's main text content via an Iframe displaying 'design text.htm'
I have been adviced that search engines do not read IFrames.
As an alternative could I create a jump page, i.e. a page containing just the text and so on, so the search engines pick it up. When the page is open via a search engine link it jumps the user to the correct page.
The code I have is:
do you see any problem in using this method?
thanks in advance
I don't currently have any iframes pages, so I'm not 100% certain about the search engines questions - but I'm looking for some authoritative input for you. If there IS a problem, it would only be for original document -- the one that's loaded with the src= attribute. Links to iframes (with a target="iframename" attribute) most definitely DO get indexed.
And it sounds odd to me that there's a problem at all with Google, from everything Matt talked about in Boston. Google bends over backwards to find every link they can - and this one is a no-brainer.
Plus, we've had several members say that Google sends traffic to their "orphaned" iframe document, and looking for a way to fix that. How could they be having that problem if Google didn't index the page in the first place?