Search engine optimisation - handling of product tags and collections

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Hi There,

 

So I have a website www.sunkissedthecollective.com

We make use of both product tags and collections to help serve our product catalogue to our customers.

Google has indexed both our collections and product tags e.g.:

https://www.sunkissedthecollective.com/collections/designers/blue AND

https://www.sunkissedthecollective.com/collections/designers

As these are essentially the same page minus the product tag being turned on for the /designers/blue I am wondering whether these two pages would be viewed as duplicate content in Google's eyes? I am also wondering whether there is a way to prevent product tag pages e.g. https://www.sunkissedthecollective.com/collections/designers/blue from being indexed? (Either through better use of the relative canonical or similar? Sorry, I am not super technical so hope that last part makes sense).

If anyone can shed any light that would be much appreciated :)

Warmest,

Sarah

 

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Hi Sarah,

I just wanted to leave you a note to let you know I moved this to the appropriate forum - "Ecommerce Marketing" - you should get more help here. :)

Alicia | Support Lead for Shopify
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Hi Sarah :-)

Collections are generally prone to duplicate content, especially in the case like your example where the page hardly differs in content, title tags, and meta descriptions.

Given this example begins with the same URL, you can do a inurl search to see if Google serve both pages. In this case, they don't so it is duplicate:

 

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Hi Josh,

Thanks for your reply.

Is there a way to stop Google from accessing the tag pages? Will this have a negative impact on our SEO?

Thanks!

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Use the meta nofollow tag to minimize indexation on the pages you want. You just need to be sure a liquid rule only inserts this on the tagged pages otherwise your whole site can be deindexed.

More info at https://support.google.com/webmasters/topic/4598466?rd=1

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