[thelist] Grabbing a file across domains

Lee kowalkowski lee.kowalkowski at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 10 09:05:46 CST 2007

On 10/01/07, Beach Computers Web Hosting <Groups at beachcomp.com> wrote:
> How would an IFrame Proxy effect SEO?
> As far as I know, bots hate Iframe.
> Does that apply here?

If you find that bots don't understand and therefore follow URIs
referenced by IFrames, you can always provide some content for this

<iframe src="..."><a href="...">...</a></iframe>

- which should be bot-friendly.

If you are referring to a specific framework/wrapper (e.g. Dojo), then
that might influence whether you have this level of control over the
markup, or whether the IFrame exists in the HTTP response body's
markup in the first place.  In which case there could be a significant
amount of content inaccessible to bots in the first place.

If a bot were able to access the content via your IFrame proxy, it
would not be associated with a third-party domain anyway, only the
domain from where the content was served.  So perhaps it doesn't apply
in your situation anyway if the content is already accessible


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