Dealing with Framed Body Pages and Search Engines

Dealing with Framed Body Pages and Search Engines

This is a of Helpful piece of information for dealing with Search Engines responses when implementing a "Framed" website. This solution applies to any type of framed website either created with XLEcom or not.

In some situations, when a person performs an Internet search via a Search Engine, some Search Engines may return a direct link back to one of your framed "body" pages. In the case of a XLEcom created "Framed" website, the body pages could be either the Support pages or the Product Ad pages as in the following example:

As far as your Product Ad pages are concerned, when the person performing the search clicks on the "body" frame page link from the search engine, it will open just the "body" frame Product Ad page (ie. page_019.html). These "body" frame pages usually do not have a reference link back your website's home page.

If you want the visitor to be able to click on a link to go to your home page, then add a line of HTML code to the top of each of your Product Ad pages as shown in the following example.

    <b>Please Enjoy your Shopping experience at: <a href="" target="_parent"></a> (1-800-555-1111)</b>

You can accomplish this task easily by adding the line of HTML code into the Site Setup - Product Ad Layout Options Dialog box as shown in the image below.

When you Publish your website, all the Product Ad pages (page_001.html to page_xxx.html) will have a statement, similar to the following example, across the top of each page, including a link back to your home page.

Note: The part of the link code, target="_parent", will cause the link to open your full framed web site in the current browser window. If you use a direct link without the target="_parent" code, then clicking on the link when this page is presented normally as a body page within your framed site, will cause another copy of your framed site to spawn inside the body section of the original framed site. In other words, your website will appear twice in the visitor's web browser. Therefore, it is imperative to use the target="_parent" code inside the HTML link.

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer