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does Google look down on iframes?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    hi
    Is an iframe a red flag? I am trying to embed a form on my website, and the only method that I can use is iframe. In the past, I have heard iframe is used to do many blackhat things to trick search engines, etc.
    Will my rankings suffer because of the iframe?
     
  2. dubious

    dubious Regular Member

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    Depends on what you are doing with the iframe. It doesn't hurt for things like embedded Youtube videos, which are iFrames nowadays as standard or Facebook plugins which are often also iframes. Since iframes are so popular and borderline a standard in embedded secure content on webpages, it doesn't hurt in my experience.

    If you want to use the content to contextualize the page with the embedded iframe, try using a noscript or something.
    You have to remember: Google are not stupid, the can recognise when something is good UX and would help in utilizing that when interpreting a page.