Web Source Web Design Tips - Using META Tags to Prevent Search Engine Indexing

Written by Shelley Lowery

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This tag tellsrepparttar robots not to index this page and not to follow any links withinrepparttar 134698 page.

This tag tellsrepparttar 134699 robots not to index this page, but follow any links withinrepparttar 134700 page.

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Written by Richard Igoe

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2) Some search engines only indexrepparttar home.htm or index.htm page without spideringrepparttar 134697 rest ofrepparttar 134698 site, so unless you have good tags your site might not rank very well, especially since many search 500 engines also take into accountrepparttar 134699 contents of your pages and frames are treated as hyperlinks to other pages. You can however get around this by creating "doorway" pages which redirect visitors to your index.htm page.

To redirect a visitor from an optimized "doorway" page you simply putrepparttar 134700 following line in your section.

and replace index.htm withrepparttar 134701 page you want to redirectrepparttar 134702 visitor to.

The other aspect here is that for search engines which only index your home page, you would need to submit each of your site content pages separately. If one of these content pages is indexed and found in a search,repparttar 134703 visitor will 600 only seerepparttar 134704 contents page and will not seerepparttar 134705 rest of your site, something you definitely don't want to happen ! This brings us torepparttar 134706 next and mayberepparttar 134707 most important disadvantage of using frames.

3)Frames can make it difficult for you to direct people to a particular page on your site. This is especially so if you want to use email to send a visitor to a particular page that has details of an affiliate program for example. If you don't send them to your index.htm page they will not be able to seerepparttar 134708 rest of your site, onlyrepparttar 134709 contents ofrepparttar 134710 page you have directed them to. 700

4)Frames within frames can be confusing, so you have to pay special attention to your hyperlinks when you are designing your pages. For example if one ofrepparttar 134711 links in your main or contents frame redirects a visitor back torepparttar 134712 index.htm page,repparttar 134713 result will be a mess unlessrepparttar 134714 hyperlink specifiesrepparttar 134715 target frame as "top" (eg: ) to preventrepparttar 134716 index page opening insiderepparttar 134717 contents page.

All in all, whether you use frames or not is a personal decision, but you need to aware ofrepparttar 134718 advantages and disadvantages before you design your site.

Learning how to use frames is easy once you have masteredrepparttar 134719 concept that a hyperlink can lead to a page in its own frame (TARGET="_self")repparttar 134720 default option, or in another frame inrepparttar 134721 frameset eg:(TARGET="main").

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