Hi @Lizzy ,
what a great an fun example...
Shopify itself is not using its own "URL ruleset":
instead the only option i get is:
Please help us get traction on this functional change!
How many customers / requests does it take to get attention?
Hello @Lizzy ,
Please let me explain why is so important for us.
Google ranks pages based on the keywords used but also on the type of page / link optimized (homepage, category, subcategory, product).
A page will have a higher indexing force on a keyword depending on the type of page that word is targeted to, as follows:
1-Homepage - the most powerful
2-Page of category - second most poweful
3-Page of subcategory - 3 rd most powerful
4-Product page - 4th most powerful
By example: If i target the keyword "business suits" in category page (link,meta title and meta description), google will rank me better than other site who target same keyword in subcategory page (link, meta title, meta description).
In the real life, on Shopify, if i want to target same keyword in category page, my link will look like www.myshop.com/collections/business-suits , and that means you've just downgraded me into a subcategory page and the other shop can rank better than me and outperform me in the position of google search.
All other SEO techniques that are permited by Shopify (meta titles, Meta description) will not work without the link optimization and the site will remain mediocre.
I hope I made myself clear and this issue will be soon gone. If not, i think that a lot of sites will leave Shopify.
I personally intend to migrate to Shopify from a small local platform in Romania (that by the way, offers the link optimization posibility), but after finding out that the link cannot be SEO optimized, I am not so sure about migration, even though I worked almost 20 days for the shop setup on the Shopify.
Thank you very much!
We're all hoping this request will be heard and implemented. Would you please re-approach your team about making this update and actually get confirmation that it will be updated and a timeframe? Thank you very very very much!