Collections Page Not Indexable

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I have a really big issue in my store and this has to be fixed as soon as possible because it is really effecting my sales.

My Collections page is not indexable I really don't the real reason. All the URLs of my store which have collections in them are not indexable.

Please provide me helpful suggestion. I am really in need.

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Kaushal

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Do you have an example link to one of your collections that isn't being indexed? Did you get an error from the Google console telling you it can't be indexed, or did you establish this some other way?

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Thank you for quick response Jason.

I have the URL

https://boobearfactory.com/collections/giant-teddy-bears-1

Google Search Console is showing that my page is indexed successfully.

But I've checked my on-page score and it shows that this page is not indexable.

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Hello?

Can you please give solutions for this?

I'm really in need.

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I'm not able to find any solution for this problem. Please help out.

@Jason or any Shopify Expert. This has effected SEO of my website.

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If I search google it certainly is aware of that url so it is indexed despite what your tools may say. I'd question why you are using a url with a "1" on the end but at you should feel confident that google can see it.

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Thank you for replying @Jason 

Google shows is indexed. But I've checked on 2 platforms for my on-page score for this domain. It always gives same result that the following page is not-indexable.

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Hey @kaushaldhwn - @Jason is correct. Your Giant Teddy Bears collection page is indeed indexed in Google, so you really have nothing to worry about. If you disagree, please provide some more screenshots or details so we can help diagnose the issue. 

If I had to guess, your SEO tools are tricking you into believing that it's not indexable because you've been using two different versions of the URL...

/giant-teddy-bears

This URL is the only one that's accessible to users and search engines, so as long as your tools show this one as indexable, you're good.

/giant-teddy-bears-1

This URL currently redirects to the URL above, so it makes sense that it's not indexable.

Going forward, I'd suggest changing your URL handles as little as possible. Even something as simple as adding a -1 can confuse search engines as to which version they should show when people are searching for things like "giant teddy bears for sale." 

Hope this helps!

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Hi @KevinW 

Thank you for responding.

I completely agree with you as well as @Jason 

Now my collections page is ranking for my specific keywords.

There were duplicacy in the URL.

Furthermore, can you tell me why Shopify makes duplicate URL automatically?

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@kaushaldhwn hmmmm.... I don't think Shopify automatically adds "-1" to URLs. But I could be wrong. If, for example, you already have a collection named "Giant Teddy Bears" and you create another with the exact same name, I can see Shopify adding a "-1" to the end of the second one you created. This is because the URL handle is automatically generated based on the collection name and you can't have two collections with the exact same URL. Either way, the "-1" version is correctly redirecting to the one without it, so you should be good now. Just be careful going forward when you're overriding the default URL handles or creating duplicate collections as both of these actions can affect your URLs.

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