Products vs Collections urls

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Hi there - appreciate the info but this solution is basically saying there is no solution.

Has anyone found a solution for this?  It's VERY important for SEO that the indexed product URL produces a page that includes a link to a designated main collection in the breadcrumbs.  Otherwise, the collection pages don't rank as well as they should, and the breadcrumb for the collections cannot be marked-up with schema to appear in SERPs.  This is why it's not a good practice to base breadcrumbs on the URL.  Collections should be assigned to products, not products assigned to collections, so now we have a potential deal-breaker for us and Shopify.

 

As I see it, there might be a work-around to this:  I noticed the canonical on product pages is set to the /product/ path like this:

https://www.bootycocktails.com/products/discolite-808-light-up-stripper-shoes-by-pleaser-shoes

...but, we would prefer to have the canonical set to the URL that includes a primary collection, like this:

https://www.bootycocktails.com/collections/light-up-stripper-shoes/products/discolite-808-light-up-s...

 

In that way, the page that includes the breadcrumb we want indexed will be included, it will appear in SERPs with schema markup, and Google will see the internal link to the desired "parent" collection.

 

Any way to do this in Shopify, or should I just give up?

 

Thank you!

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Might have found a canonical tag solution for this:

https://community.shopify.com/c/Shopify-Design/How-can-I-change-the-canonical-tags-on-my-website-pag...

 

I'll post how it works out.

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Hi Mike, 

 

Did you have any success?

 

Cheers,

Jake

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