Google indexing Facebook Comments behind Iframes

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  • November 1, 2011
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Google is displaying some interesting behavior and is indexing Facebook comments even though they are behind a javascript loaded iframe.

The comments don’t appear in the text only cache but are showing up when you search for strings of text from the comments.

I’ve been searching for a few comments from techcrunch and they are not ranking very well. Certainly not as well as I would expect for such a powerful site.

Facebook previously said that users needed to use the Facebook Graph API to pull comments in if they wanted them to be indexed which resulted in a nice plugin being developed for WordPress.