Collection not indexed on google

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Hello friends ,
I read in the forum that the collections don't indexed by google , because Shopify robots txt block it , is it true ?
Three days ago I added my sitemap to Google Webmaster and so far it's only two pages : home page and search page.

How do you index the pages with your collections on Google?

Can someone tell me a little about it? I do not understand much about it.

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Anyone know about this?

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Why robots txt block collections?

That mean Google can't index collections ?

My site is animezwear.com. 

Just check it site:https://animezwear.com

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Hey Michael,

I have checked your website's collections. And found out they were crawled on google.

As for your query regarding the disallow & "+", plz follow this trail: https://ecommerce.shopify.com/c/ecommerce-marketing/t/am-highly-upset-shopify-s-design-does-not-allo...

 

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Shopify does NOT block collections from being crawled. Whatever you read is wrong, or mis-interpreted.

Robots.txt is a suggestion to Google which it often obeys, not always obeys.  Shopify discourages Google crawling collections that contain "+" symbols in them, which often happens with multiple tags or collections that act like filters. The Power Tools suite is one app that does this well.

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Just tried again - looks like robot.txt file has been updated. Might have been a temporary issue?

 

# we use Shopify as our ecommerce platform

User-agent: *
Disallow: /admin
Disallow: /cart
Disallow: /orders
Disallow: /checkout
Disallow: /11650574/checkouts
Disallow: /11650574/orders
Disallow: /carts
Disallow: /account
Disallow: /collections/*+*
Disallow: /collections/*%2B*
Disallow: /collections/*%2b*
Disallow: /blogs/*+*
Disallow: /blogs/*%2B*
Disallow: /blogs/*%2b*
Disallow: /*design_theme_id*
Disallow: /*preview_theme_id*
Disallow: /*preview_script_id*
Disallow: /discount/*
Disallow: /gift_cards/*
Disallow: /apple-app-site-association
Sitemap: https://www.alkaviva.com.au/sitemap.xml

# Google adsbot ignores robots.txt unless specifically named!
User-agent: adsbot-google
Disallow: /checkout
Disallow: /carts
Disallow: /orders
Disallow: /11650574/checkouts
Disallow: /11650574/orders
Disallow: /discount/*
Disallow: /gift_cards/*
Disallow: /*design_theme_id*
Disallow: /*preview_theme_id*
Disallow: /*preview_script_id*

User-agent: Nutch
Disallow: /

User-agent: MJ12bot
Crawl-Delay: 10

User-agent: Pinterest
Crawl-delay: 1
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