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Does having frames for a website effect how Google can access site?

     
9:19 am on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My boss has insisted that a website I am to SEO have no individual address for separate pages, instead they are all displayed in a frame within the home address. He has done this so the music track he is playing will be seamless no mater what page you are on, not starting over again every time you navigate to a different page.

My question is this: is having every page in a frame under the one address going to effect how Google can access my site and analyze my content?
If you can please respond I would be most grateful.

9:52 am on Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Frames are not good , avoid them if possible , you can use some cookie stuff to do what your boss says
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Google seems rather more reluctant to find its way around a framed site than Yahoo or MSN. That is on top of all the excellent arguements against using frames of course.
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Exactly what i was saying.
Thanks for affirming me.
Honestly thanks for taking the time to reply.
Can I ask how i can go about having the song play continuously with cookies though?
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Can I ask how i can go about having the song play continuously with cookies though?

I'm afraid I dont understand that question (cookies? ) - however I'm sure you have seen other sites use a flash music player with an OFF switch

But saying that if you look at authorities on site usability, they clearly state how annoying, annoying music can be. the only time its not annoying is when you go to a movie or music site to specifically listen to your favourite band

It seems your boss is suffering from some misconceptions about the internet

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He has done this so the music track he is playing will be seamless no mater what page you are on

What is he, a Good Humour franchaisee?

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He has done this so the music track he is playing will be seamless no mater what page you are on

You don't need to worry about Google rankings because of framing. That is just a minor problem compared to the "hit the back button" reaction as soon as the background music starts. Background music is one of the most annoying things on a website, especially if it starts without a user warning and there is no button to stop it.

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Frames? Background music?

Sounds like a site that I wouldn't want to visit!

How about ditching the frames and the music. Most people don't want to hear music on a site that is forced on them!