Question: If you have an Iframe on your homepage that embeds content that is fresh & frequently updated does Google “see” that as fresh content on your homepage to help with SEO?
Answer: This is a great, important question. It is confusing to many people. What you SEE with the BROWSER is not necessarily what Google sees. Always do a VIEW, PAGE SOURCE, to see the HTML. If inside the IFRAME tag you see a reference (in your case to your blog), then that is ALL that Google is seeing.
Things that are pulled AFTER the fact, I.e., by the BROWSER are NOT VISIBLE to Google and have ZERO impact on search. Alternatively, however, you can do a server side inclusion whereby the content is inserted by the server before sent to the browser. In that case, yes Google would see the content and yes it would impact your relationship to Google.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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