Google: Links Within iFrames Can Be Interpreted Multiple Ways

Dec 17, 2018 - 7:12 am 3 by

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Google's John Mueller said that when it comes to links within iFrames, Google can interpret those links in multiple ways. So if you want Google to follow a link a specific way, then don't set up your links in a way that can confuse Google.

The question asked was by @dejanseo who asked "Page [a] embeds an iframe [b] which links to page [c]. How do you think Google interprets this? What are the chances of this counting in some way as an implicit link from [a] to [c], in addition to [b] to [c]?"

John Mueller from Google said it can go either way. He said "It's possible that it could go either way." "From a technical point of view, if there's something you want to link to, just link to it in a way that doesn't require additional interpretation & guessing," John added.

John then added that his response was a cautious one:

We do know Google can index content within iFrames.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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