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

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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). ...
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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' ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Displaying website hosted at one domain on a different domain

I have a website hosted at (for example) website.com. The thing is, I also have my own server and a different domain name registered with a different company. Let's say I own example.com and it ...
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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/ ...
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Serve most of a domain with Apache, but use mod_proxy to serve some URLs from Lighttpd

So we wish to host some pages on a new server with apache2, and embed some of our old content & functionality from another server with lighttpd in an iframe. I'm looking at this configuration from ...
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Directing iframe search hits to parent site

We have created a campaign site that will be embedded into the customer's Sharepoint site as an iframe. We don't want people to access our site directly, and would like to make the search results ...
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Dreamweaver convert frames to divs

I have an index.html that's split into 3 frames. I want to change it to divs. The "convert tables to ap divs" is grayed out, is there anything I can do? I was following the instructions from here: ...
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SEO with an iframe and a secondary domain

Just a question, a client of the company I work for was They run the SEO page on a new domain (they own it for the client) http://kunstplanten-decoratie.nl/kunst_vetplanten/ while the original page ...