Automated Collections Pages

sarah_k_BVA
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One of our clients has new collections pages being added in bulk with sorting features that are indexable and bloating our sitemap. We're not sure where they are coming from- originally we thought the Findify App was creating these, but that does not seem to be the case. I know we can now disallow them in robots.txt, but has this happened to anyone else/where is it coming from?

Here at the URLs, as you can see they have 'created-desc' (aka sorting descending in them):

domain.com/collections/created-desc-backpacks
domain.com/collections/created-desc-bernie-sanders
domain.com/collections/created-desc-bestsellers
domain.com/collections/created-desc-bracelets-watc
domain.com/collections/created-desc-clearance
domain.com/collections/created-desc-crescent-moon
domain.com/collections/created-desc-death-n-bones
domain.com/collections/created-desc-devils-music
domain.com/collections/created-desc-everything
domain.com/collections/created-desc-feminist-and-p
domain.com/collections/created-desc-findify-test-c
domain.com/collections/created-desc-floral-accesso
domain.com/collections/created-desc-floral-rib-cag
domain.com/collections/created-desc-gemstones
domain.com/collections/created-desc-ghosts-aliens
domain.com/collections/created-desc-gift-with-purc
domain.com/collections/created-desc-hats
domain.com/collections/created-desc-hats-2
domain.com/collections/created-desc-homepage-produ
domain.com/collections/created-desc-hoodies
domain.com/collections/created-desc-jurassic-bloom
domain.com/collections/created-desc-lets-sacrifice
domain.com/collections/created-desc-lets-summon-de
domain.com/collections/created-desc-metal
domain.com/collections/created-desc-miscellaneous
domain.com/collections/created-desc-most-popular
domain.com/collections/created-desc-nature
domain.com/collections/created-desc-necklaces
domain.com/collections/created-desc-necromancy-for
domain.com/collections/created-desc-new-m
domain.com/collections/created-desc-politics
domain.com/collections/created-desc-psychedelic-re
domain.com/collections/created-desc-retro
domain.com/collections/created-desc-ringers
domain.com/collections/created-desc-sale
domain.com/collections/created-desc-sale-miscellan
domain.com/collections/created-desc-sale-necklaces
domain.com/collections/created-desc-sale-shirts
domain.com/collections/created-desc-sale-sweaters
domain.com/collections/created-desc-sale-tops
domain.com/collections/created-desc-satanism
domain.com/collections/created-desc-sell-your-soul
domain.com/collections/created-desc-skull-with-flo
domain.com/collections/created-desc-socks
domain.com/collections/created-desc-space
domain.com/collections/created-desc-space-accessor
domain.com/collections/created-desc-star-wars
domain.com/collections/created-desc-star-wars-back

 

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KieranR
Shopify Partner
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Yeah seems weird, haven't come accross this in particular. I'd look at the apps you have, maybe a import/export app? Could also look at the activity log see if you can pinpoint who created it.

Full time Shopify SEO guy, based in NZ. Sometimes freelance outside the 9-5.
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