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By tlefort ·
My friend's web site has recently changed from a static to a frames based home page. When this change was made, he could no longer find his web site through any search engine. What went wrong and how can he fix it?

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by mukul_gandhi In reply to Search engines not findin ...

I think that while registering the site earlier(with no frames), ur friend must have given some keywords and the url of page to the search engine. But now since u have changed the pages to frame pages(most probably with the same url), the new framedpage(on the same url) do not have the keywords which were submitted to the search engine initially. So, the search engine cannot locate the page, as it cannot see keywords in the top level frame page. I think there can be 2 solutions :
1.You can re-register the site giving same keywords, but now giving urls of the internal pages(not top level page).
2.You can put meta tags in the top level frame page(which will contain the keywords earlier submitted to the search engine) and upload the top level page again to the server. This will not require registering the site again.

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-mukul

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by rsprince In reply to Search engines not findin ...

Whats the name of the web site?

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by adipo_ro In reply to Search engines not findin ...

A solution is that your friend should publish his page again to all search engines.

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by i.brew2 In reply to Search engines not findin ...

While I agree with what the person is saying in answer one, if all you did was change to frames the search engines should still return the same results, which should point to your address. I assume he maintained the same url address? Over time search engines will drop all pages. They reindex regularly. If you have disapeared it may not have anything to do with the frames. On the other hand you should put some metatags and a good title in there to get some attention. I have a frames page that was listed number three in AOL Netsearch for the keyword "homebrewing". Haven't checked it lately tho...

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by mattjsl In reply to Search engines not findin ...

Your friend needs to make sure that the frameset document page contains all the same meta tags (keywords and description) and title as the 'old' static page. Also include <noframes> tags as part of the frameset page to include all the elements/information of the site as well as links to the other pages (like a static homepage). Most search engines (Altavista excepted as far as I know) can't index frame based sites effectively so they work off the <noframes> content.

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