I've set up a separate wholesale collection which can only be accessed by appropriately tagged customers. Using Shopify's instructions I've blocked the collection from robots.txt. When I test the live url on Google Search Console, it is not available. However, the products within the collection are still available to be indexed. Each product handle ends with '-wholesale' but that doesn't seem to be sufficient for blocking.
I'm using a product template - something like product.wholesale.liquid. Is there something I can add to that to block all products using that template?
Thanks for any help!
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