Question: I the newer .net programming it uses iframes. Does Google ignore those iframes as well as the “old school” frames? They are different than the older version of frames.
Question: What if you maintain your website content using a content management system that you can’t control the image alt tags and even when H1 or H2 tags are used?
Question: Do other search engines not look at the Meta Keyword tag either? If so should we stop using it all together?
Answer: All frames are problems for Google. Do a VIEW SOURCE on any page, CTRL+F for a keyword. If you do NOT see the keyword in the HTML source it is NOT there. A frame or iframe is essentially a call to another page; to the first page has no benefit.
Most CMS systems actually do output the H1 / H2 tag family. You just have to configure them to do so. It often ‘exists’ in the CMS system (e.g. WordPress) but people just aren’t using it. So check the HTML OUTPUT of your system and see if it exists. I find that once people know they can / should use the H1 / H2 header tag family, they can often find it.
Both Google and Bing ignore the META KEYWORD field; they have publically expressed this. So it is clear that it has ZERO value in terms of SEO.
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