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One of my affiliates putting my site in a frame

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by dowser, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. dowser

    dowser Power Member

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    I've just noticed that he uses EMD domains to put my website in a frame. Normally I don't mind my affiliates using original advertising techniques, but I wonder if that would hurt my website's ranking.

    The page he uses is in the format:

    <html><head><title>keyword keyword</title><meta name="description" content="lots of keywords"<meta name="keywords" content="more keywords"</head><frameset rows="100%", *" border="0" frameborder="0">
    <frame src="http://mywebsite.tld/with-his-affiliate-code" name="his-website.com"></frameset></html>

    One of his websites has the same PR as mine! And it's all my content :)

    Anybody can comment on that? I don't want to just kill it as he does bring me some sales, but at the same time I don't want to build up his site and sacrifice my own.
     
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  2. dowser

    dowser Power Member

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    OK, to add to it - 2 of the domains he uses have only one link - a blog comment;
    I found out by checking external links in awstats.
     
  3. cornkernel

    cornkernel Regular Member

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    well if you have a problem with it, tell him to take it down. if you don't have a problem with it, i'm not sure what you're asking?
     
  4. LBrown

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    I don't see how it would hurt your site. The search engines won't even read that as duplicate content; they'll read it for what it is: an iframe.
     
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    If the affiliate is putting your site in a frame, then it's not going to hurt you because spiders can't read frameset/iframe content, unless there's content within a <noframes> tag, which your affiliate doesn't appear to be using. Even if there's a <noframes> tag, I doubt that it would hurt you SEO-wise because the duplicate content is not on your actual site.

    If you want to block this person from framing your site, just use a frame buster. That way, when someone lands on his site, your site will appear to pop out of the frame, and they'll see your domain in the address bar, not the affiliate's domain.

    To do this, create a file called framebuster.js and put this code in it:

    Code:
    if (top.frames.length!=0)
    top.location=self.document.location;
    
    Then on every page of your site, put this line of code in the <head> tag:

    Code:
    <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="framebuster.js"></script>
    
    The above code assumes that you've uploaded the framebuster.js file to the root of your site. Modify the src attribute of the script tag according to your needs.
     
  6. dowser

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    Thank you guys! No, I don't want to remove it if it's not doing any harm to my site. He makes some money and in the process I make money, so everybody is happy.

    I was just concerned about possible penalty. So all is well!


    I just wonder how come his PR is 4 and there is no text on the page :D
    Maybe there was, will check wayback machine...
     
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