Hi, so I have added over 200 products to my shopify store over the last couple of weeks, many by hitting the duplicate product button to save time on adding tags/price etc. But I am only now noticing that the URL for the product stays as 'copy of *****' instead of saying the new product description.
When I go to change the URL in the search engine listing preview section while editing product, it says something about redirecting the URL. If I change the url to the new product title for all of the products I have duplicated, will it slow down my website due to many re directions? And is there a faster way to change all of the URLs instead of doing them all manually.
Many thanks if you can help,
Thanks for your reply!
I guess my issue is when I click a product the URL does not match up with the product title as it often says 'copy of **whatever the title of the product I copied**" instead of what the new product title is. I can change this easily at the bottom of the edit product page but I am worried this will slow down the website.
There are some much quicker ways to make these changes en-masse than going to the product pages one by one.
For products, export your products as a CSV, remove the "copy-of-" bits offline, and reimport them. https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/products/import-export/import-products
I don't know if this is also necessary, but delete your redirects if you don't have traffic to them. https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/online-store/legacy/menus-and-links/url-redirect#delete-many-url-... The point of the redirect is that if you have people trying to go to the old url, they get sent to the new page - but if no-one's going to the old url, no need.