Join Peter Kent for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with frames, iframes, and popups, part of Analyzing Your Website to Improve SEO.
There are good reasons to use frames, iframes, and pop-ups, but you need to…understand the problems from an SEO perspective.…There are really two problems with these things.…First, as we saw with PDF and Flash files in the previous video, files…designed to be placed within frames can end up orphaned, appearing in the search…results outside of the navigational context they were designed for.…Secondly, each framed or pop-up page represents an opportunity cost; you're…reducing the number of nicely optimized pages you'll have in your web site.…
Frames allow web designers to put several pages into a web browser at the same time,…one for the title bar, one for navigation bar, one for content for instance.…Clicking an entry in the nav bar frame could change the page in the content frame.…They can be useful, but they caused problems from an SEO perspective.…There are really two problems:…First, framed pages can get orphaned, just as we saw Flash and PDF files being…orphaned in the previous video.…Each page is indexed separately, so if the page is found in the search engines,…
- Understanding why indexing is important
- Using the Google AdWords Keyword Tool
- Dealing with frames, iframes, and popups
- Working with SEO-friendly URLs
- Using meta tags
- Clearing source code clutter
- Building links within the site
- Working with Google+
- Reviewing page content
- Building and submitting an HTML and XML sitemap
- Garnering links outside the site
Skill Level Intermediate
This course was updated on 10/12/2012. What changed?
We added three movies to keep the course as current as possible. The new movies cover rich snippets, the Panda/Penguin upgrades to the Google search algorithm, and incorporating Google+ into your marketing and search engine optimization strategies.