How can I change the URL of a product page?

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fb11112
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when is it expected to be able to change the URL for SEO as a whole?  Right now as I need specific formatting on my store page I am using a collection and need my SEO to point to this.  Do you know when the update on being able to cange URLs to totally custom or at least allow a collection to display will be coming in?  Thank you!

Johannis
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lifesaver


@Leon wrote:

Hi, Adam.

Leon here from Shopify Support.

To change the URL of any product in your store you just need to scroll to the very bottom of that product page in the admin (/admin/products/producttitle) and click on Edit SEO. These SEO functions will allow you to change the URL handle for any product, collection, or page. In this menu, you can also change the meta description and page title as it is shown by search engines. If you'd like to change the metadata for your storefront, just click on Online Store > Preferences. 

Does this help? Check out the Help Guide to SEO, or post more questions below. 

Cheers,

Leon 




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hoguephoto
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Hello friendly Shopify person,

We have a client who made a mess of their URLs due to their long, keyword-stuffed page titles. I have a couple of questions.

  1. I just requested a bulk .csv export of their product data because we will be manually writing new-and-improved page titles and meta descriptions for all of their products. Once this is done, we plan to import everything back into Shopify. I'm waiting for our client to send this to me.
  2. I'm assuming we can modify the URLs in the .csv file too, then upload them back into Shopify. Is this correct? Please tell me we don't have to do these one-by-one for hundreds of products.
  3. Are the 301 redirects handled automatically upon import or will we need to edit something on the backend like an .htaccess file?

If you could get back to me as soon as possible, I'd sure appreciate it. Also, if you could Email me a copy of the response to eric@missionwebmarketing.com, I would be most grateful.

Thanks for your help and have a great day.

Eric, on behalf of Latitudes Gallery

Helen
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Hey, @hoguephoto. Thanks for your questions! 

 

Yes, you can update the product URL from within the CSV. The value entered in the Handle column is what will be used in the URL of the product. Take a look at the Help Doc for Product CSV file format for more information about this and the other column descriptors. 

 

Importing a CSV with an updated Handle should also automatically create a URL redirect for these products. However, FYI, it is possible to bulk edit your redirects and import them into the store via their own CSV. Checkout this Help Doc on Managing URL Redirects for more info and the steps on how to do that.

 

Good luck with updating your client's store! Let me know if you have any more questions.

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jorge10
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Hi Elen, I'm getting this url problem when I select a product from "you may also like" section under product page. when select a product from that list the url is the original one and no the one changed under Edit SEO option. how can we solve that issue?

 

Thank you

Helen
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Hi, @jorge10. That sounds very unusual. Let’s take a look into this!

 

 In order to know where to begin with our troubleshooting, could you please provide the following information:

 

  • Which theme are you using?
  • Does it happen to all products in the “You may also like” section? Or just certain ones?
  • Does it function this way on both your storefront, and from within your theme editor?
  • Please provide a link to a product page on your store as an example for me to look at.

 

I’ll watch for your reply!

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jorge10
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Hello,

Thank you for answering! 

* Yes  it happens to all products in the section “You may also like” 

* This is the link from the product's page for a baby blanket    https://www.jc-boutique.com/collections/babys/products/baby-blanket

   and this is the link for the same product when I select it from the section “You may also like” 

   https://www.jc-boutique.com/products/baby-blanket?pr_prod_strat=collection_fallback&pr_rec_pid=60831...

* From my product's section in shopify everything look well

 
 

Shopify URL section.PNG

 

Please let me know if you have any idea what could be the issue.

 

thanks!

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

Luuk01
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Hi @Helen is it correct that this issue is still not solved and we can't leave collections etc out of the fixed URL? Any idea when this will happen?

Helen
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Hey, @jorge10. Thanks for following up, and for the example!

 

From what I can see, the URL resulting from the ‘You may also like” section is not different, but is instead a longer version of the product URL.  I checked in with our Theme department regarding this, they took a look at your storefront, and have advised that it is normal behaviour. Therefore, it doesn’t have any effect on the purchase flow or customer experience on your store.

 

Furthermore, if you are interested in discussing what all the parameters of the extended url means, then they encourage you to please start a new topic about it within the Technical Q&A board here in the Community. 

 

Thanks!

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Helen
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Hi, @Luuk01!  I’m afraid I don’t have a timeline for when, or if, this is a change our developers are working on. However, I’ve submitted another request for it on your behalf, so thanks for sharing your feedback.


In the meantime, the Shopify Changelog is a great place to keep up to date on all recent changes and upgrades to the platform. I recommend checking it out! 

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