Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on October 16th, 2008

Search Engines and Frames

If you can avoid it, try not to use frames on your website. If you absolutely must use frames on a web page that you want to be indexed by the search engines then offer the spiders "NOFRAMES" HTML tags.

NOFRAMES was originally created to give alternate content to browsers that didn't support frames. Now virtually every browser supports frames so NOFRAMES is typically used to help search engine spiders. Be sure to use your best title and tags in your NOFRAMES section. This will give the spiders something they can use and will ensure that the search engines index all of your pages, even if these pages use frames.