Search Engine Facts
Search Engine Facts

Read our back issues

May 2017

December 2009

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

January 2009

December 2008

November 2008

October 2008

September 2008

August 2008

July 2008

June 2008

May 2008

April 2008

March 2008

February 2008

January 2008

December 2007

November 2007

October 2007

September 2007

August 2007

July 2007

June 2007

May 2007

April 2007

March 2007

February 2007

January 2007

December 2006

December 2006

November 2006

October 2006

September 2006

August 2006

July 2006

June 2006

May 2006

April 2006

March 2006

February 2006

Januray 2006

December 2005

November 2005

October 2005

September 2005

August 2005

July 2005

June 2005

May 2005

August 2005

March 2005

February 2005

January 2005

December 2004

November 2004

October 2004

September 2004

August 2004

July 2004

 

» Archive

 

SoftwareNerds.co.uk
All about software products and antivirus solutions.

e-Gear.dk
Good deals and offers on computers & hardware.

AVGDanmark.dk
AVG Antivirus offers top security solutions.

Home   Contact   Privacy policy    Partner sites

Frames and the NoFrames tag

It's very difficult to get a good ranking on search engines if your Web site uses frames. We've mentioned it in our newsletter before.

The problem is that search engines do not index framed Web sites well. Actually, the search engines do such a poor job of indexing frames that we recommend rebuilding your Web site without them. For some search engines, it's the only way to get a good ranking.

If you must use frames on your Web site for some reason, make sure you use the NoFrames tag so that search engines can find some text to index. The NoFrames tag is a tag specifically for search engines that cannot read the actual pages in your frame set.

Some search engines will be able to index the text you enter in the NoFrames tag. The contents you enter there should be text that is related to your site. It should contain your most important keyword phrases, but should remain readable to your Web site visitors.

You should place the NoFrames tag just before the </frameset> tag in your frameset, for example:

...
<frameset cols="25%,*" border="1">
<frame src="this.html" name="this">

<frameset rows="*,5*">
<frame src="that.html" name="that">
<frame src="whatever.html" name="whatever">
</frameset>

<noframes>
<body>
<h1>All about fishing equipment</h1>

If you're looking for fishing equipment, you'll find it
here. We offer rods, reels, lines, flies, waders, vests
and apparel, tubes and boats and more.

<p><a href="this.html">More about fishing equipment</a>
</body>
</noframes>

</frameset>
...

An easy way to do this is to create a new not framed Web page for your site that describes your products and services. Often the content can be taken directly from one of your existing framed pages.

Once you've created the new page, view the HTML source of the page and copy everything from within the <body> and </body> tags. Then paste the new content within the <body> and </body> tags found within the NoFrames tags of your frameset.

Note that the text between NoFrames tags in our example contains a link to the main frame set page. That way, Web surfers with older browsers that don't support frames will also be able to visit the page.

Don't use a list of keywords within the NoFrames tags and don't try to overuse this tag because the search engines might penalize your Web site for that.

Even if you use the NoFrames tag, it's still difficult to get a good ranking for a Web site that uses frames. If at all possible, avoid frames on your site.

Copyright Axandra.com - Internet marketing and search engine ranking software


Home   Contact   Privacy policy    Partner sites
January 2003 search engine articles