> tag on a site with frames to get higher rankings on search engines. Do search engines take note of the content within the noframes tag??
I do not know the answers to all of your questions. I do however have a framed page(note just one framed page) that was indexed appropriately by some(not all) of the search engines. I included meta tags on all of my pages but the frame page and have a no frames tag on the one framed area. Somehow webcrawler was able to index it though I haven't researched it fully. Infoseek has indexed it as well. I would suggest you go to the search engine research areas. I also submitted each page that I had framed as they had the capability of standing on their own as well as being within the frame. HTH, Pat