Add SEO to "all collection" page

Hi guys,

 

I just came across this page without proper SEO set up, and I can't seem to find where this page is located. It's not in my collections, and neither in the regular website pages. It seems like this page is automatically generated (showcasing all collections), but where can I find it and add SEO?

 

https://www.honeybirdette.com/collections

 

 

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I'm not sure there's a way to edit this in Shopify's normal SEO section for Collections but this is called a Collection List. You should have a liquid file that's called something like "list-collections-template.liquid" which is where that's generated.

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@TheShopTinkerer  thank you! I had a chat with Shopify Plus helpdesk and they say it's not possible to edit it at this time.

 

I might hide it from google search instead :)

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135 14 19

Hey, @Infratech_Digit!

 

My name is Lilith, I'm on the Social Care team at Shopify.

 

I'm glad that you asked this! This particular page pulls information from the metadata found in your Preferences section of your admin. You'll see the section named Title and meta description.

 

That said, you can do some modifications and custom additions to your metadata to this specific /collections page by adding some snippets to your theme.liquid code found in Online Store > Themes > Actions > Edit Code.

 

Make sure to insert this somewhere after <head> and before </head>:

 

{% if template == 'list-collections' %}
  // Your custom <meta> tags
{% else %}
  // Normal action if it's not the /collections page
{% endif %}

Another, way to do this is to use some SEO apps. If you don't already have them, I do recommend using the following:

 

 

Let me know how you do with the information above! I'm happy to answer any questions you think of as you work on your business.

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hi @Lilith thanks so much for your reply. This code will only add tags right? not the meta title or description?

 

the current meta title displayed on google search ( Collections – Honey B - Honey Birdette)  has never been in the 'preference' section (nor in any apps), so not too sure why this is being pulled in at the moment :)

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135 14 19

@Infratech_Digit thanks for the questions on the title and description! So, normally themes will pull that page's information from the Preferences section, but the Title can also come from your Settings > General > Store Name if the theme is built that way.

 

That said, it's possible to modify the title and description tags. I would double-check with your in-house developers to make sure these override the default. Each theme is different and can require a couple of extra steps. Besides all of that here are the snippets for title and description you'll add within the custom meta tags section of the snippet in my previous reply:

 

<title>The Title Goes Here</title>
<meta name="description" content="New meta description goes here" />

I do want to mention though, I'd keep those snippets in that "meta" section lean. Try not to add meta tags for keywords too much as this can eventually hurt your SEO ranking down the road.

 

After you're satisfied with the changes make sure to resubmit that sitemap again to the search engines you want to rank in. This helps search engines update your data better.

 

There's one other thing I wanted to add. Your store is phenomenal and your rankings are pretty great. I would recommend adding that Sitelink Search box to your search data on Google. I've got a guide on how to do that here, you'll want to make sure you have some assistance from your developer if you're not too comfortable doing this yourself. Keep in mind this is a bit more complex. Also, this can also be affected by Google's (or other search engines') algorithm.

 

This is what it could look like:

 

(Image from Google's Sitelinks Searchbox)

 

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That search box is totally optional, but it can reduce the clicks it takes to get your prospects straight to the product they want.

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hi @Lilith 


Thanks so much for the search bar recommendation, I wasn't aware of that! Will pass it onto the developers, thanks!

 

regarding below code, does this need to be placed in the "list-collections-template.liquid"?

<title>The Title Goes Here</title>
<meta name="description" content="New meta description goes here" />

thanks so much for your help!

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135 14 19

Hi @Infratech_Digit

 

Sorry, I should have given you the full template example.

 

You'll want to add the tags in theme.liquid. You can find this under Online Store > Themes > Actions > Edit Code > Layout.

 

Just a quick reminder that the code for the meta data should go after <head> and before </head>.

 

Here's what the full snippet example for the title and description may look like once you've added it in:

 

{% if template == 'list-collections' %}
  // Your custom <meta> tags
<title>The Title Goes Here</title>
<meta name="description" content="New meta description goes here" />
{% else %}
  // Normal action if it's not the /collections page
{% endif %}

Happy to help anytime!

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hi @Lilith thank you so much!

 

Just one more question on this; is it possible to leave the last bit out? So the rest of the pages will automatically have their meta data as it's set up now?

 

{% else %}
  // Normal action if it's not the /collections page

 

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135 14 19

Hi @Infratech_Digit!

 

I'd recommend keeping that part in. The reason is that the code snippet indicates that if the page is the collection list, then it'll use the metadata you write in that code. However, if a visitor is any other page, it'll show the normal metadata that you've set in the admin for those pages. No need to change anything on that.

 

If you remove that second part, it'll default all the pages on the whole site to the collections list data, which won't be ideal for SEO. Alternatively, the code could also run into an error since it's using an if/then statement which is the only way to add that metadata to your collections list page.

 

Let me know if I can help answer anything else on this. Always happy to help!

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