An `iframe` is an HTML element that creates an "inline frame" within a document.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

18
votes
5answers
11k views

Do we still need to avoid using frame/iframe for good SEO?

I thought frame and iframe are something bad for SEO. Today I was doing some search and searching for "numismatica" in Google.it and the 3rd site is www.lemonete.com (ranks high also in Google.com). ...
8
votes
2answers
568 views

Double vs Single Quotes in Chrome

So when you want to embed google docs on a site you are given this chunk of code: <iframe width='500' height='300' frameborder='0' ...
7
votes
1answer
157 views

Is there any good reason I would want my website to be framed?

I'm building a website that's not security-critical in any way at all, so having somebody put a page in an <iframe> is not particularly dangerous to its users. However, as my website doesn't ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Does an iframe count as a backlink to my domain?

I have the following situation: Iframe case web page www.notMyWebPage.com contains an iframe that points to my domain (the contents of the iframe are loaded from www.myWebPage.com) Link case web ...
6
votes
1answer
940 views

Firefox, iframes and redirects

I encountered this same behavior years ago and gave up back then when I couldn't find a solution. I'm hoping someone knows what's going on here and how to solve it. I have found that if you have a ...
5
votes
3answers
9k views

Possible to only load specifiv div of a website?

I have this project i'm working on and id like to add a really small list of nearby places using facebooks places in an iframe feature from touch.facebook.com I can easily just use ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Google analytics iframe code measuring visitor as two visitors

I'm trying to measure visitors in an iframe and the site containing the iframe. What I would like is that visitors clicks in the iframe are seen being from the same visitor as the containing site, but ...
5
votes
3answers
249 views

Does meta name=robots content=nofollow prevent indexing iframes?

Let's say I have a publicly accessible page that contains an iframe back to a different page on my own domain. By default, google (and other crawlers) will index that page and the iframe's content. It ...
5
votes
1answer
186 views

Will “jailing” a single page inside an iframe using a JavaScript redirect be considered as cloaking?

Background I have a website that uses iframes to display content. If the URL to a content is called directly by the user it should be "jailed" into the main page. The main page provides a header and a ...
4
votes
1answer
217 views

What can be done through XFrames, as compared to IFrame in html?

What can be done through XFrames, as compared to iframe in html? Is there any new feature other than making it easier to bookmark in XFrame as compared to IFrame?
4
votes
1answer
2k views

How to add iframe to vbulletin?

I want users to be able to embed to iframe videos, no matter from which site. Currently when you do that, the system seems to strip the iframe. I am wondering how to enable posting iframe. I also I'd ...
3
votes
2answers
577 views

Loading another domain's content in a modal iframe - acceptable?

Is it okay to load another page in an iframe in a modal pop-up window - in terms of legal and ethical standards around displaying 3rd party content? I remember a few years ago there was controversy ...
3
votes
2answers
310 views

Will a search engine lower the rank of my page if i have hidden iframes?

As a praxis, all external content on our site is put in iframes to lower the risks of any external parties injecting stuff to our users. We also do it to make sure our content shows up before banners, ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Does iframe affect SEO of its parent page?

I would like to know that, does iframe affect the SEO of its parent page (the page contains iframe)? I've done some searching, such as Do we still need to avoid using frame/iframe for good SEO? and ...
3
votes
1answer
129 views

Link tags in iframe widget

I have a rating community-site and I´m offering little iframe widgets with the average rating and some little other info. Does it make sense (for visibility, SEO) to add link tags to the head like: ...
3
votes
1answer
252 views

Maximum file size for iFrame in IE7

I've got a "super secure" javascript downloader* that I wrote, and it usually works alright. But I noticed, while trying to download a 90 meg file with it on a client's machine that on IE7, it's ...
2
votes
2answers
122 views

How to prevent “framing”?

My website keeps getting hijacked by searchportal.information it looks like they are using an iframe script to do it. here is the script (link doesn't work anymore): how do I prevent them from ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Do iframes have access to the cookies of the hosting domain?

We want to build an ad-frame which will run on external sites (e.g. YYY.com). The external site will place an iframe to our site (ZZZ.com/ourAdContent.html) and we will show some ads in this frame. ...
2
votes
1answer
125 views

Domain masking emergency

I would never normally do this, but 1and1 have been experiencing a "glitch" with their system that means you can't add new external domains. It's pretty shocking, to be honest, and unfortunately my ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

SEO effect of adding iframes to my website

I have 2 websites, in one of them that has a fairly good number of views (50,000 pageview / day) I have added an iframe that shows my other website. I did this a few days ago but my second website ...
2
votes
1answer
122 views

SEO: If another website uses a iframe from our website, would the links in the iframe appear to be coming from our website or from theirs?

we are creating a "app" on our website that allows affiliates to simply use a generated iframe on their website, which would produce a list of all our products (we sell event vouchers). The links ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Internet Explorer iframe JavaScript access denied

I have a webpage on domain www.example.com that has an <iframe> with a page test.html from sub.example2.com. test.html includes a JavaScript from another domain: <script ...
2
votes
1answer
81 views

Displaying pages that rely on iframes in crawler friendly way

THE PREAMBLE I've created a site which re-displays the text of new legislation screen scraped from multiple pages on the UK Parliament website, which are then joined together and tweaked to make them ...
2
votes
1answer
86 views

Pageviews for iFrame content not matching pageviews for parent page in Google Analytics

I have a page with content hosted in an iFrame, both using the same Google Analytics account ID. When I look at the pages report, the parent page has about 9000 unique views, but the iFrame content ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Problem loading a local file in html using the “iframe” tag

I am trying to load a local html file within an iframe but nothing happens. I hear this is a security feature of my OS (windows 8). I am designing a website that is not domain registered yet and need ...
2
votes
1answer
212 views

iframe links to social sites?

I'm working on a site that has a template with a number of static links to social sites such as twitter, facebook, etc. To avoid those counting as external links from each page, should I put them in ...
2
votes
1answer
908 views

IIS 6 405 error when POSTing through I-Frame

Before I begin, I must add that I am more of a programmer, so please be patient :p I have a 2003 server running IIS 6. I am trying to create a Facebook application that accesses a url on my server ...
2
votes
1answer
142 views

Is there an alternative to using an iframe so that my content would be visible to search engines?

I have a book-length document that is typeset with the LaTex typesetting system (It's a markup language popular for science and math typesetting.) A custom script runs a program called HyperLatex ...
2
votes
1answer
71 views

displaying first few pages of a pdf on a page = duplicate content?

I am embedding scribd PDFs on my website. These are exam papers PDF which are available on other websites. As it is scribd is an embed/iframe, I think Google considers my page as being empty with no ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

Iframe display old file

I am using MVC 3. I am opening new tab on button click and in new tab i open one view in which have on iFrame and iFrame load pdf file. This is work fine but When i open again then it display old ...
2
votes
1answer
86 views

Google bots and iframe

Here is the problem: Let say I have mydomain.com. The externaldomain.com/article/mydomain has an iframe with mydomain.com inside but the externaldomain.com robots.txt contains: Disallow: /article/ ...
2
votes
1answer
216 views

How to set “twitter:player” URL in Twitter player card?

I am trying to design Twitter player cards for my podcast episodes, which are hosted on a Wordpress site. I am confused about what is supposed to go in this section: <meta name="twitter:player" ...
2
votes
3answers
177 views

Reverse iframe breakout

I have around 500 pages, some of which are simply PDF files, that are meant to be viewed within an iframe on a seperate domain parent page (files are subdomained, however reside on a different ...
2
votes
1answer
164 views

How to stop Feedreader fetching content from my site using iFrame?

As you all can see from the picture below, my site's content is duplicated by FeedReader (using iFrame) and indexed at Google. When I clicked at the FeedReader link, it uses some sort of iFrame to ...
2
votes
2answers
316 views

Show other domain using DNS instead of iframe

I have two domains bought at different providers and I would like http://aaaaa.com to show http://bbbbb.com/aaaaa. Is this possible using only DNS? Must I transfer the domain to my hosting provider? ...
2
votes
1answer
91 views

How to inspect if flash banner does not spread malware or is harmful to site visitors? [closed]

I would like to take a third party ad - flash banner on my site, I can place it as an iframe (to show a page with the banner, hosted on other domain), or I can host it myself. I have seen, when ...
2
votes
0answers
85 views

Weird redirection to another site [closed]

I am using a government web site (in Spain) to carry out some stuff. As soon as I navigate into one of the screens, I am redirected to oracle.com. I see the original Spanish government web page for a ...
1
vote
5answers
676 views

How to prevent iframe virus? What are all the measures can be taken once affected by it?

Suddenly, I see some of my blog files(wordpress) contains some <iframe> tags with links to some websites. How does it happen? What do I have to do to remove this virus and clean my website? I ...
1
vote
2answers
62 views

What is the proper SEO handling of pages appearing in popups using IFRAMEs?

I am working on a CMS which makes use of IFRAMEs to display some forms, for illustration, say a Search form. So the user clicks the Search button and the website reacts by opening a popup window which ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Using Google Analytics to track events that happen in an iframe

I'm trying to track how many visitors click on a button in our site. The problem is the button is located within an iframe coming from an external service. Here is the page in question: ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Does searchbots index content in iframe [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we still need to avoid using frame/iframe for good SEO? I have a html page that has a map of a country with lots of dots indicating location of companies through out ...
1
vote
1answer
452 views

When will iframe content be indexed as part of the surrounding page?

Our system provides a web front-end. A potential client would like to set up his own portal, and place our pages within his own pages, using iframes. He'd also like Google to index the joined content. ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

iFrames from Skydrive: yes, no, how

I have a two-pronged question. First: SEO Concerns aside, should I be concerned about using iFrames on my site as far as viruses etc go? I am using skydrive to host my images and it provides an ...
1
vote
1answer
260 views

Videos from Youtube/Vimeo not displaying in iframes

I was giving a webinar about HTML today in Brackets. When showing how to use iframes, all my students managed to insert Google Maps using iframes but no one was able to make the YouTube and Vimeo ...
1
vote
1answer
111 views

Add second site through iframe

I have two blogs on Tumblr. Let's call them Pets.Tumblr.com and Cats.Tumblr.com A while ago I decided to make Pets.tumblr.com my main blog, but since Cats.tumblr.com grew more popular, I decided to ...
1
vote
1answer
415 views

Good idea to use Google Sites for static content and custom PHP for dynamic

We have a site based upon Google Sites. Now we would like to create a login area (HTTPS) with a mixture of dynamic and static content. Is it a good idea to utilize Google Sites and use iFrames for the ...
1
vote
2answers
127 views

How to show only disqus thread-votes and nothing else

I want to show just the thread vote portion of the whole disqus commenting system. How would I go about doing it? Here is an example of what I am asking for: http://i.stack.imgur.com/7FvYO.png could ...
1
vote
1answer
581 views

How is Facebook avoiding mixed content (SSL/non-SSL) warnings?

I signed up to Farmville and I get a URL like: https://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/index.php?ref=tab At the bottom of the page are ads which are served not using ssl - they are pulling in regular ...
1
vote
1answer
458 views

Putting ads on Facebook, iframe

I've made a Facebook app, a small card game, which works with the Facebook iframe option. My question is: is it allowed to put advertisements on the original page where the iframe links to, so it ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

How can Iframes be optimized for search engines?

If my site has an Iframe. What is the best way to optimize this for search engines? We want to keep the Iframe. I have read that blocking Iframes in robot.txt is a good way to go, but this seems ...