[Pro] no frames tag

Hi got this message abut a web site i have built from

http://www.sitesolutions.com/

Your page uses Frames but you do not have a NO FRAMES tag, which is very helpful in search engine placement: You need to add a NOFRAMES Tag into your page, and inside of the NOFRAMES Tag you need to try to include your description and as many of your keywords as possible.

I’m not sure how to do this and if it is useful.

any help or any ideas

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Peter
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Sometime around 2/9/09 (at 13:34 -0400) Peter Walsh said:

You need to add a NOFRAMES Tag into your page, and inside of the
NOFRAMES Tag you need to try to include your description and as many
of your keywords as possible.

This is a slightly disingenuous stagement for that organisation to
make. There IS a noframes tag in any frameset that you make in
Freeway, although it is true that there will be no content put in
there unless you go and add it yourself.

Doing this is simple, but first it is worth checking off a couple of
things: the big search engines pay little to no direct attention to
descriptions and keywords as those are so easy to spoof. Also, frames
in general are simply not search engine-friendly, as search results
can only link to the frame content pages rather than the complete
frameset structures.

Okay, the good news is that it is very easy to edit the noframes
data in Freeway and to achieve rather more than you were advised.

In Freeway, click your frameset page and then look at the tabs that
run along the top of the document window just below the button bar.
You should see the following items:

Master, Noframes, Frameset, Preview, Link Map

Click the Noframes tab and you’ll see a blank page. This is what’s
shown for the ‘noframes’ content. As well as adding the description
and keywords meta tags (go to Page > Meta Tags and add new items
there) you can build a complete layout, mirroring the frameset
content (or not) so that your noframes page has actual content.

The results will be built into the complete frameset page code.
Frames-capable browsers will see the frame-based layout, and all
others will see the regular single-page content that’s offered as the
alternative.

It means more work for you of course, but THIS will help your
frameset pages do better in search engines.

Although please do consider rethinking your design to avoid the need
for frames in the first place; they will always have issues with
search engines even with this process, and they also pose issues for
printing, bookmarking, and accessibility.

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Hi Keith,

thanks for the info.

when you say re-think the design with no frames how would i go about that?

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when you say re-think the design with no frames how would i go about that?

It does depend very much on the current structure, but ask yourself
how you could remake the look of the frame-based design in a single
complete page layout. Why did you use a frameset in the first place?

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Hi keith,

from what i can work out from the freeway help menu i haven’t designed it using frames.

web address is

baygallerylondon.com

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from what i can work out from the freeway help menu i haven’t
designed it using frames.

It doesn’t look that way to me either. Ignore that ‘advice’ from the
SEO company, it seems bogus to me.

BTW, your site map isn’t much help as the majority of your pages have
very un-useful names! It would be a good idea to go through and give
them all more informative titles. You could also consider grouping
sets of pages together into named folders, for example put all the
artist pages into a folder called “artists” and all the exhibition
pages into a folder called… well, you get the idea. :slight_smile:

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Hi keith,

thanks for the info and advice.

like your site by the way, excellent pics!

Cheers

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There is some mention of “frames” and “framesets” in the code for your home page. Maybe that’s what they are referring to.

Though, I’m not sure what the code means in your site…

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thanks for the info and advice.

Glad to help.

like your site by the way

Thanks. :slight_smile:
Interactive photography is a bit of an obsession, as is shooting in
demanding environments. Keeps me on my toes!

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