Hi all, many apologies if this is an issue that has been covered, I had a look but couldn't find anything recently.
What do the contributors of this message board think of the increasing usage on the web of iframes to house groups of links in order to minimise the loss of link juice on pages with many, perhaps duplicate links.?
I'm referring to links that appear on every or many pages of a site, sub navs, footers, that sort of thing. (If you house a menu bar in an iframe then the links inside are no longer visible to the bots)
My personal thoughts are that its a bit on the dodgy side, I generally avoid practices which are so clearly unnatural and assume that eventually google will catch up and begin penalizing people for them. This particular practice seems to me to be a form of page rank sculpting much like overusages of the rel="nofollow" tag which was met with universal distain from the search engines a while back.
I'm interested in hearing everyones views on this topic, I've heard arguments both for and against from friends in the industry.
[edited by: tedster at 1:05 am (utc) on Aug 3, 2010]
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