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Re: PLEASE help me sort out AltaVista
From Brian Clifton on 9 Dec '98
replying to Re: PLEASE help me sort out AltaVista posted by Darryl

>I think it is Excite...they specificly state that if you use frames you don't get spidered.
>In my opinion, your site does not need frames. It take less then an hour to make it a no frames site. Tell me why itis so important to use frames an lose
>chances of getting listed on mutliple "no frames" SEs.

uh?? We have several 'framed' sites that are indexed by excite. Some
are over a year old...

I understand some web designers do not like the use of frames, but our
clients do. Its one of those technology improvements that will take
a while to be generally excepted - but it will happen.

> How do you know they won't follow. Does AV understand a NO Follow Meta tag.

You are right, only a few robots recognise the robots meta tag (I don't know
which ones apart from HotBot), but most robots will recognise the
Robots Exclusion Protocol:

Excite, Lycos, AV, Infoseek do

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