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Furthermore, you should also place a link to page containing your navigation links in NOFRAMES tag. This ensures that search engines are able to spider internal pages in your site.
One problem that occurs when you use frames is that search engines may often display one of internal pages in your site in response to a query.
If this internal page does not contain a link to home page of your site, user will be unable to navigate through your entire site. The solution, of course, is to add a link to home page from that internal page.
When visitor clicks on that link, she is brought within context of frames.
However, simply adding a link to home page presents yet another problem.
If visitor had already been viewing that page within context of frames and then clicks on link to home page, a new set of frames will be created in addition to frames already being used. I
n order to solve this problem, you have to use TARGET = "_top" command in link, i.e. HTML code for link would be something like
Go to our home page
Wrapping things up:
As I mentioned earlier, there is also an advantage to using frames. Since most Internet users are now using frames enabled browsers, it means that not many people are going to know what's present in your NOFRAMES tag.
This allows you repeat your keywords a few more times in NOFRAMES than what you could have done if you were writing a page which humans would also see (of course, don't repeat keywords too many times - that can cause your web site to be penalized for spamming).
You can also avoid using tables, graphics etc. which you would otherwise need to use if humans would also view that page.
However, it is debatable whether this small advantage is sufficient to justify using frames.
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