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Iframe affect on SE?



10:57 pm on Aug 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

I recently use iFrame for loading ads. Will iFrame affect my page ranks? I use iFrame for 300x250 and 728x90 ad blocks only.



4:00 am on Aug 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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As far as I know iframes do not affect indexing or ranking in most cases. For example, the content of an iframe still doesn't seem to be attributed to the URL that holds the iframe, because the iframe content lives on its own URL.

That said, if you use an iframe to push your actual content out of easy view of the visitor, Google's page mock-up algorithm will see that, and it could be one negative issue that Panda scores on.

Also note that Matt Cutts said Google may change the way iframes are scored in the future. However, I'm pretty sure that would not be for mere ad serving. Iframse for serving ads are quite common.


9:29 am on Aug 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I use iframes extensively across a network, not just for delivering ads but also content that is centrally maintained. Never seen any issues as a result.

On one site (5k uniques a day) where I have served ads in iframes for around 3 years, the rankings have been high and stable for quite some time.


1:54 am on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Does Google treat scrollable content within a page the same as iframes (the content is only on that page)? I'm not familiar with iframes at all, but need to use scrollable tables to minimize page size for the viewer...


4:50 am on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The content of a scrollable element is actually on the page's URL and naturally has always been scored as part of the page. The content of an iframe is on a DIFFERENT URL, and historically has not been scored as part of the parent URL's content.

Google has suggested that this may change in the future, at least in some situations - but so far no one has reported such a change.

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5:37 am on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Ads slow down the page, and putting them in an iframe speeds up the page.

I use iframes on a site that has high 6 digits per day, and I don't see any problem with it yet. 6+ years using iframes my self.


11:43 am on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

I don't think IEframe will affect your current SE ranking but it will affect to further SEO caimpaign.. usually the content or any images or other tags now readable by crawlers...

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