I want to setup a WordPress blog on blog.example.com. After that, I want to also show this blog in blog.example2.com using an <iframe>.

Will Googlebot collect my blog information under example2.com or under example.com?

Because visitors seeing the blog at example2.com with an <iframe>, will example2.com rank well, or will example.com?

  • <iframe> are bad for SEO in general. If you want the blog could be seen at two places, why don't you choose to put the blog on an external domain like example3.com for example? That way, you don't duplicate the blog.
    – Zistoloen
    Nov 18 '14 at 10:45
  • Basically I want use it for grow example2.com rank and example.com isn't important at all.
    – Majid
    Nov 18 '14 at 10:53

When Googbot visits the site with the frame, all it will see is a frameset in the source code usually implemented something like this:

<frameset rows="100%,*" border="0">
<frame src="http://othersite.example.com/" noresize frameborder="0">

This will point Googlebot the place where you content is actually hosted. Googlebot will index the site there and never refer users to the site with the frame.

Neither are frame redirects good for users. As users navigate deep into your site, the URL that the user sees in the browser doesn't change. This make it hard for users to bookmark the part of the site they are interested in, or to share it with friends by copying the URL.

What you really want is for your blog host to fully host the blog under the correct domain name. This is usually referred to as a "custom domain". Most blogging platforms and web hosts support it, but how it is set up, and how much it costs differ widely from one host to another.

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