I have a site lets call it a.com that has an iframe pointing to a subdomain of a.com, lets call it b.a.com.
as far as i know a subdomain is treated as a totally different domain.
i also know that the content of the iframe is not considered to be the content of the site containing that iframe, that is totally logical, for example if a create an ifram on my site pointing to webmasterworld.com my site will not be crawled as if it where my content because its not the content of my site, its just an iframe pointing to an other site.
In my case i have site a.com and b.a.com which are totally different sites from the domain point of view, but both are hosted on the same server and i have access to both.
besides that the directory tree on my server goes like this:
a.com(dir) -> index.html
a.com(dir) -> b.a.com(dir) -> index.html
so in this case site a.com is the owner of the content on site b.a.com and it is displaying it.
Is there any way to tell search engines that this is the scenario, and make the SE crawl the content on site b.a.com like if it belongs to site a.com, which it does BTW.