iFrame Flagged Site in Google

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Hello,

So kinda freaking out here, we had a great lead site with 50 leads or more a day and we added an iFrame lead form and I just checked (site:domain) and we are nowhere to be found.

Is there any way to get it back if we remove the iFrame? Thanks and any advice whatsoever would so so so appreciated!

May this not happen to you, cheers!

Justin
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Since you asked.....why haven't you deleted it and gone back to see what happens?

    There is nothing good, really, for using iframes when it comes to seo.

    That does not mean they are bad either.

    Iframes in and of themselves are not bad. Google promotes the use in various endeavors.

    Are you sure it's the iframe? How were you gathering leads before? Why would you change to an iframe?

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  • Profile picture of the author business5631
    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the reply, well like you I wasn't 100% it was the iFrame... We built a local services site and collected leads with a real time ping/post integration to lead buyers.

    So ya not sure what did, but the site was great for us for almost 2 years.

    Do you think reaching to Google via Webmaster is worth it or we could just reupload files to a new domain on a new server.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    I sincerely doubt the iFrame, itself, is causing the issue unless there is some sort of malicious code embedded in it. Believe me, if it was something truly heinous, there would be a "love note" in Google Search Console which leads me to believe there is no malicious code. It is far more likely to be some other no-no you committed that an algorithm picked up.

    Like Paul said, the best way to find out if it is the iFrame is to remove it and see what happens. I certainly wouldn't move to a whole new domain until you know the answer to that question as well as what caused the problem and if it is recoverable. If it is something on-site, uploading the same stuff to a new place would create the same problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    The iframe has nothing to do with your site/pages missing from a site:domain.com search.

    Google will index and cache entire pages that only consist of an iframe. The cache/text version will be a blank page but the cache source code will show the iframe code.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sclark
    Iframes may not be properly parsed by the search engines at times, which rather means that you`d better not use it for any valuable content; search engines may fail to index some of the content and rank you lower as a result. But it`s highly unlikely you can get penalized or something for an Iframe. Especially get de-indexed. Are you sure there were no other changes that might have caused any indexation issues directly?
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  • Profile picture of the author hariandro
    The google will always index cache blankpages that containing i frame ..This is the actual indexing strategy of google..
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by hariandro View Post

      The google will always index cache blankpages that containing i frame ..This is the actual indexing strategy of google..
      They still show a snippet of content from the iframe in the SERP description for the page with the embedded iframe.

      In other words the iframe content might as well be content on the page.

      I still wouldn't trust an iframe for anything I cared about as far as SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author business5631
    Thanks everyone for your replies, this is such a big help. I have my SEO guy on it now, I'm passing this info along to him now. Will keep you posted.

    Also I have bought some links on Konker.io - But they came highly recommended...could be it as well. Just the timing, like 10 days after we added the iFrame.

    Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Well, konker is okay. Just like craigslist, ebay, fiverr, etc.

    It's what someone might be selling. If someone sold junk that could hurt you, and you bought it,...well..word to the wise.

    I would never buy anything where I opened up my site to potential knuckleheads. The potential for getting a knucklehead is great.

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  • Profile picture of the author business5631
    I will keep an eye out for the knuckleheads, ha...thanks

    https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/34445?hl=en

    Seems to be the problem... thanks again guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author whitecap
    I dont think iframe plays any role in SEO. Something else might have triggered the problem
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