I have a physical store and am currently doing virtual shopping trips for people. I used to be on a WIX platform but just moved to Shopify two weeks ago as it is easier to sell online. My POS has not moved over to Shopify.
When a customer calls and makes a purchase, would my SEO be boosted if I mark that sale in Shopify rather than just removing the product? I wonder this as it tracks how much money is made in a certain timeframe and wondered if Google cared about such things too?
Thanks for your input!
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I'm not sure what you mean by removing the product. It sounds like you have unique items so that's what you could mean.
Google is not going to factor in products purchased with their algorithm. Look, there's a tiny chance they use this data through Google Analytics (they don't have access to what's in Shopify), but this is all speculative. There are hundreds of other factors that matter more, and you're better off focusing elsewhere. What matters with SEO if you remove a product is setting up appropriate redirects to not cause 404s.
It's not likely that you'll see an SEO boost but you can try this:
We came here to ask this exact question! Search engine optimization is so complex, isn’t it? It gets so confusing sometimes! We are grateful for threads like this where we can come back and see what sorts of things are changing and updating in regards to SEO and how it can affect our client's stores.