I am facing issues with SEO. My site is not getting crawled by google, it says "No information is available for this page.". I have submitted sitemap to google search console but no luck, console is saying "Submitted URL blocked by robots.txt". I am not able to find any solution for this. Please someone help! TIA..
Nick here from Shopify.
Just to confirm, does it the error look something like the below screenshot for you?
If so, then is expected behavior even though the phrasing might sound a little off, strange or like there is a problem. But there more than likely isn't and this is normal. Many pages are intentionally blocked by the robots.txt, this is merely an "alert" that Google has discovered this in case it is unintentional. Everything on the robots.txt is there to help SEO, nothing can be added directly to it and nothing can be removed. It cannot be modified in any way.
The reason this is showing is that Google is still using older cached information from your shop or custom domain (if you recently applied their custom domain for example). Because Google is referring to old content from your domain that is no longer relevant. As soon as Google re-indexes the site, the error will be cleared. Furthermore, Google's new robots.txt file is automatically generated by Shopify and can not be edited or deleted (and does not need to be). So your best next step is to re-index your site and see if it changes anything. Shopify has a great guide for this here as well as a YouTube tutorial below:
All the best, Nick
Hi @Nick ,
Thank you for replying. When I am doing google search, meta description from my home page is not getting displayed on google search. I am getting, "No information is available for this page.". It's fine if robots.txt is blocking cart page, checkout page etc but I am not getting why it's blocking all the pages including home/index page. See the screenshot for more info.
I have multiple stores running on shopify platform but didn't face such issue for rest of the stores. I am puzzled how to fix this.
I’m having the same issue as MrunalD.
It just seems to be for my index page. https://leilacools.com/
www redirects to non www and I can’t see a problem there. I really need this fixed but not sure if it’s a Shopify issue or Google issue.
Would appreciate any help!
We are having the exact same issue. And it started just around the same date as it did for @mrunalD.
We've been back and forth with Shopify support and they won't take any responsibility and went as far to say that Google was showing a misleading error.
We've tried all the steps that Shopify support have suggested but even in the latest indexing report our pages cannot be crawled, see attached image.
My client has lost 40% in traffic (and almost the same in revenue) - this is crushing for a small business.
Hoping they can pay immediate attention to this.
mrunalD, I tested your url at technicalseo.com which used google api and it shows that your url is redirecting to /cart/update which is disallowed by robots.txt
I had the exact same issue as you and it was related to my currency switcher. The app developer is looking into it and so I don't have the final verdict but I had to remove it in order for my shop to be indexed.