SEO implications for embedded content?

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What SEO implications does embedding a forum or blog into a yola page have? (Think Nabble, Posterous)

Does the search engine count it was part of your site or see it separately?
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Stephen (SU2)

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Posted 9 years ago

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Dré

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Hi Stephen,

I'm not to clued up in this area but my personal feeling would be that a lot of embedded content relies on a some type of Flash player that interprets the code and streams the content- in these cases I would say that the search engines will not index that content.

I'm not sure of the implications on widgets that are not Flash based.

I'm going to notify my colleague Emmy of this topic and see if she has any valuable input.

In the meantime you can follow this link for more information on web widgets and navigate to the section entitled SEO Considerations.
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Nope.
Search engines counts items from your domain. Niether page elements nor embeded items.
For an example, if you've added a java code for google analytics , you never can find ads by googling.
It also do not appear in other sites(adsense.google.com)

but , you can embed a php code so search engines will crawl and index that php embeded items too.

Google treats twitter in a special way. You can't add twitter channels to your page to be indexed by Google. If you added a tweet in goog.gl format (made by Google , via feedburner) the original page will be indexed.
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Hi Ayesh,

When you said: " but , you can embed a php code so search engines will crawl and index that php embeded items too".

How do I do this?

I have embedded my own blogs to my website using a html widget and I would like them to be included as part of my site...

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated!!
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lauren

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Just to clarify...when I say "included" I mean for SEO purposes....thanks again!
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Stephen (SU2)

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wow thanks for the quick replies... so I saw over on the link Dré provided "Server-side widget content is visible to search engines, but these are slightly harder to embed" - what are your thoughts on if a posterous was a subdomain of the same URL as my Yola site?

Yola'd blog seems adequate but Im rather fond of posterous/tumblr'd in-product social integrations
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Stephen (SU2)

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...not to mention their portability to other solutions if the need every came up.
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Campbell7936

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Google may not consider the widget content a part of your site but if the widget like Nabble or whatever, is a blog with relevant content and has a link in the article/blog content to the site that it is embeded in, It should still support your 'Off Site-SEO' efforts. Am I right? or am I right?
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diane

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Hi, Campbell,
Our SEO team is currently offline, but I will ask one of them to comment on this.
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Emmy

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Hi Campbell7936,
Relevant back links are a good thing yes. If Nabble linked to a site, yes this would be some nice link juice :)

Emmy
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Just make sure you add links pointed to your site on Nabble then embed....I use Nabble and the links do show as back links to my site.