I am working on adding some new products to our website, but I DO NOT want these visable on our site or visible to search engines until I choose to allow them to be. Previously I thought their was an option that said publish but this seems to be gone. How do I ensure that my new unreleased products do not show up on my site or are crawled by search engines?
My name is Alex, I'm a guru here at Shopify!
No problem at all, you can add products without having them appear on your store! That's located within your product pages - navigate to the product that you'd like to hide, and at the upper right of the page you'll see a Sales Channel box. Click on manage there, and you'll be able to change what sales channels your product is published to (if any)! There's more details on that in our product details guide, and it's also an option when creating new products!
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Alex | Shopify Guru
Hi Alex, could you give me some advice on how to hide my product from the search engine before I make it visible on my online shop? It seems that people can still find my product on search engine, and when they click on that page, it shows "404" cuz it's not visible on my shop yet. Any ways to manage this?