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CarbonTerry
07-07-2010, 09:48 AM
I use NavalDesigns php method for navigation bars on my sites.
Seeing as how all of my navigation is created in javascript and at the bottom of my index page(s) I have a string of text links for the site (pause..breathe)
would there be any disadvantage SEO wise to use IFrames for this function?

navaldesign
07-07-2010, 11:30 PM
ANYTHING that is inside an Iframe is not read by SE spiders as part of the page, so no links actually exist.

Javascript menus also are not read (at the moment), so even if you include them with the PHP include, they are not readable by SEs.

CarbonTerry
07-08-2010, 03:34 AM
Thanks G,
So either way will be the same?
Which would be best (if there is a "best") for SEO?
Does having more than one head tag when using the php method cause any SEO problems?
I am content with the php method.
I'm just looking for every little bit of SEO info.
My main site is on page 1 or 2 in Google & Yahoo for all of my keywords now. Of course, I am in a niche market so competition is much lower than for other categories.

navaldesign
07-08-2010, 06:47 AM
Double "head" sections are not that an issue for SE although some sustain that correct document syntax also counts (never had any proof though)

Under this point of view, php is better.

CarbonTerry
07-08-2010, 07:03 AM
Thanks George.
I can always count on you for accurate info.