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    internal linking to homepage in frame


    hello to everybody.

    i have questions re internal linking to a homepage in frame.
    my homepage consists of the frame section and noframes that
    optimizes the page within the frame.

    note: i made it a point to design the pages for both frame
    enabled and non-enabled browsers. i think. :-)

    homepage:

    1. the homepage is named "main.htm"
    2. it is composed of frame and noframes.
    3. the noframes optimizes the main.htm. let's say the page
    name within is "optimizer.htm"
    4. the frame src is "index.htm"

    my questions are:

    1. when i am building my internal linking structure, the links
    back to the homepage will be to "main.htm" or to "index.htm"?

    2. will i request my prospective exchange link partners to
    link to main.htm" or to "index.htm"?

    my initial thoughts tell me to link back to "main.htm" in both
    cases because of the assist it gets from "optimizer.htm" in the
    noframes. then again, i could be wrong. i am basically linking
    to a layout and not to a content page. still, isn't that the reason for the noframes?

    epiphany somewhere? someone? :-)

    best,
    gerardo
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    Why not link back to your root (e.g. www.my_page.com or, if you're using free hosting something like www.my_freehosting/~my_user/) ? Ask all other links from other pages to link in the same way.

    Better still, why don't you design a page without frames?

    Gringo.
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    thank you gringo for responding and pardon me for being
    thick in the head... :smile:

    Why not link back to your root (e.g. www.my_page.com or, if you're using free hosting something like www.my_freehosting/~my_user/) ? Ask all other links from other pages to link in the same way.
    both the main.htm and index.htm pages are in the root directory.
    when i key in www.my_page.com, that would be in
    frames. so i take it you advise to link to the framed page,
    main.htm?

    just to clarify another thing. i hope you won't mind. which
    takes precedence or is automatically pulled up when a URL
    is called. the main.htm or the index.htm? from previous info
    i was told they were the same and could be used interchangably.
    still, which one has the ultimate hierarchy?

    thanks again.

    best,
    gerardo
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    index is normally called first but it depends on server settings (check with host).

    Gringo is right in linking to your root which is probably your frameset page index.xxx.

    I'm not entirely sure what you are getting at. Are you saying you have two frameset pages?

    Anyway. Pick your root domain but be sure to use the noframe tag correctly and be sure to link within noframe to your sub pages.

    You can post the url if you like.

    Alan
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    thank you alan.

    the site is still under construction and for ftp'ng...

    pardon me for the confusion.

    - the frameset page is named main.htm.
    - in one of the frame window of main.htm, the page source is
    index.htm. i have constructed the noframe in observance of
    linking with the other pages.

    from what has been suggested, i would conclude that the
    link back will be to main.htm. is that right?

    thanks again. :-)

    best,
    gerardo
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    From what I can gather you have a Frame called main.htm in which you display your page called index.htm.

    In which case you will link to main.htm

    If you are sensible, in the noframes of main.htm you will place links to index.htm using your keyword that you want. [and links to any other pages displayed in the frame] You treat the noframes part of main.htm as a place to place relevant text and keyword links using all the principles of importance such as keyword density etc and quantitity and header tags. Obviously it is only seem by the search engine or people from the arc.
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    thank you, thank you foxyweb.

    now everything is clear.

    thanks again, gringo and alan.

    best,
    gerardo

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