My shopify site doesnt show at google results at all

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safarivaper
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Hi, my shopify page doesnt show in google results -  at all.

 

 I tried to read that i should check google search console and add some code to somewhere but it gets now too complicated since i dont know where to add in shopify. I thought im paying shopify to get simple visibility for my page in the google results, luckily im still on the trial so not continueing if it is this hard. my shop is www.safarivapeshop.com and i couldnt even find any shopify support chat/email so maybe this is only place then. 

 

And yes, i have published the website & there is no password, so thats not the problem.

 

-safarivapers

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Brie
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
571 48 111

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Hi, @safarivaper

 

Thank you for reaching out about that. In regards to search engine optimization, the more your website is linked or referenced elsewhere, the more Google will trust it and raise it higher up on lists on search results. You can help with this by submitting your sitemap to Google, adding keywords to your store's metadata, and more. Take a look at my suggestions below and let me know if you have any questions.

 

  • Think about the top 5 keywords for your store. These will be the top 5 words that people are most likely to search for when looking for your website or something similar. This is a great blog that goes over the details of getting your keywords. I would highly recommend reading it!
  • Once you know what your keywords will be, you can use the resources in your Shopify account to input those keywords. Check out these resources which will help you implement those changes: 
  • Search engines also need to be able to read the text on your website in order to understand it. To help them do this, you can do the following: 
    • Add titles and descriptions to your photos' ALT text. It is difficult for search engines such as Google to understand what a photo on your store represents if it doesn't accompany a description. For help with that, check out our help doc here.
    • Include a blog and an About Us page on your website. These both provide useful content for your customers, and assist search engines in locating your store as well.
  • A website's number of visitors does impact your search engine rating, so it's important to work on increasing your store's traffic. You can run paid social media ad campaigns, run promotions, reach out to influencers, and utilize social media to do this. You can learn more about Content Marketing here, Retention Marketing here, and Guerrilla Marketing here

These tips will give you a great place to start for your SEO! Let me know if you have any questions along the way, and you can also contact us via email, phone call, or live chat support here. 

 

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Brie
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
571 48 111

This is an accepted solution.

Hi, @safarivaper

 

Thank you for reaching out about that. In regards to search engine optimization, the more your website is linked or referenced elsewhere, the more Google will trust it and raise it higher up on lists on search results. You can help with this by submitting your sitemap to Google, adding keywords to your store's metadata, and more. Take a look at my suggestions below and let me know if you have any questions.

 

  • Think about the top 5 keywords for your store. These will be the top 5 words that people are most likely to search for when looking for your website or something similar. This is a great blog that goes over the details of getting your keywords. I would highly recommend reading it!
  • Once you know what your keywords will be, you can use the resources in your Shopify account to input those keywords. Check out these resources which will help you implement those changes: 
  • Search engines also need to be able to read the text on your website in order to understand it. To help them do this, you can do the following: 
    • Add titles and descriptions to your photos' ALT text. It is difficult for search engines such as Google to understand what a photo on your store represents if it doesn't accompany a description. For help with that, check out our help doc here.
    • Include a blog and an About Us page on your website. These both provide useful content for your customers, and assist search engines in locating your store as well.
  • A website's number of visitors does impact your search engine rating, so it's important to work on increasing your store's traffic. You can run paid social media ad campaigns, run promotions, reach out to influencers, and utilize social media to do this. You can learn more about Content Marketing here, Retention Marketing here, and Guerrilla Marketing here

These tips will give you a great place to start for your SEO! Let me know if you have any questions along the way, and you can also contact us via email, phone call, or live chat support here. 

 

Brie | Social Care @ Shopify 
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safarivaper
New Member
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Thanks, very comprehensive answer that I didnt expect to get 🙂 I followed your recommendations so hopefully they will help me out. 

1 more question that is bothering me:

 

- When I add the About Us to there, how do i get to write on that page (since now it is only there and nothing happens when u press it). And same then for the blog when I start one.

 

Brie
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
571 48 111

Hi, @safarivaper

 

For the About Us page, you will navigate to Online Store > Pages > select your About Us page (if you've already created it). There you can make any edits to the page and once you've saved them, you'll just have to add it to your main menu's navigation so that your customers can find the page easily. For help creating pages, check out our help docs here, and then take a look at this doc for instructions on how to add pages to your navigation. 

 

Similarly, when you're ready to create a blog post you will navigate to Online Store > Blog posts > Manage Blogs > Add Blog. Once you've made the blog you can add a link to it in your navigation as well and add new posts to that blog whenever you want. For more information on all of this, you can take a look here. Let me know if you have any questions! 

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Shubhi_02
Shopify Expert
10 0 2

Hi,
As per our analysis, you have Google Search Console already set-up for your Shopify store. But if still, you are facing difficulty, I would suggest you to place the meta tag in theme. liquid file in the head section.

Moreover, with the proper use of keywords in your product listings and other content you can increase the visibility of your Shopify store on SERPs. Also, take care of the meta details of your web pages.

Some free tools to find the relevant keywords in your niche include:

SemRush, LSI Graph & Ubersugget.

In case you need more help, Click Here.

Hope this helps!

Shubhihasani
Zak2020
Tourist
10 0 3
Hello,
I'm having similar issue with my website on google search. I have submitted my site to google search console last November 2019 (verified via godaddy as the domain registered with godaddy). The website is showing on google search after couple of days but the website navigation (header menu categories) not showing below as it does for other website. Any help will
JonWright
Shopify Partner
818 123 351

@Zak2020 I think what you are referring to is 'sitelinks' https://www.searchenginewatch.com/2017/11/30/what-are-sitelinks-and-how-can-i-get-them/ In which case there isn't much you can do to force them to show on Google as you'll see in the article.

If helpful then please Like and Accept Solution

Owner of Neuralcandy Shopify Agency
Zak2020
Tourist
10 0 3
Hi Jonwright,
Yes this is what I was exactly referring to. But many thanks for your help.
Brie
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
571 48 111

Hi, @Zak2020

 

Are those collection pages not showing up in the Google search results at all? Or are they just showing up with the wrong page titles? 

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Zak2020
Tourist
10 0 3
@Brie (Shopify staff)
I'm afraid the collection pages not showing at all, but the website does.
Brie
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
571 48 111

Hi, @Zak2020

 

I see, thanks for confirming! Have you edited the SEO listing for all of those collections? (Navigate to Products > Collections > select the collection, scroll down to the bottom > click "Edit website SEO".)

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Zak2020
Tourist
10 0 3

Hi @Brie 

Many thanks for your support, please see link for screenshot, any suggestion? https://prnt.sc/qqd9ui

 

Brie
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
571 48 111

Hi, @Zak2020

 

Thanks for the screenshot! Filling that out for each collection will help the search engine locate the page, in order to display it in search results. You'll want this to be readable, but contain keywords that people may be using when searching for your store (or something similar).

 

The "Page title" field should be a descriptive title for the collection, and the description should include those keywords (and typically your store name as well). You can find more tips on doing this here. I'd also suggest taking a look at this blog post about "How to Write Meta Descriptions that Drive Traffic and Conversions". Hope this helps! 

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Zak2020
Tourist
10 0 3
Hi @Brie
Thank you very much for your excellent support and help again, it make sense what you said. I have previously contact shopify telephone support but I was told that it could be my theme issue etc.. I'm glad that you have detected the issues and I hope it works. Will let you know... After completing page title, descriptions & keywords, do I need to re submit the sitemap again to google console?
Brie
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
571 48 111

Hey, @Zak2020

 

You're very welcome! Let me know if that works any better for you after making those changes. I would definitely suggest re-submitting your sitemap to Google, as this will provide them with up to date information which can alter the search results. That said, re-submitting the site map does not guarantee immediate changes. According to Google, their crawling can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. I would say update as much of the SEO meta data as possible, and in the meantime you can monitor the progress using either your Index Status report or the URL inspection tool. You can find more information about that on Google's Support docs here. 

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Zak2020
Tourist
10 0 3
Hi @Brie
After re submitting sitemap I have just recieved an email from Google search console that issues detected on

Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt

I will be pleased if you could direct me where to find the file in shopify and how to enable it.

Thank you in advance
Brie
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
571 48 111

Hi, @Zak2020

 

This is expected behaviour, as many pages are intentionally blocked by the robots.txt. This is just an alert that Google has discovered this, to let you know. Everything on the robots.txt is there to help with your SEO, so it's not something that you need to be concerned with. Nothing can be added to it or removed from it, and it cannot be modified in any way. Let me know if you have any further questions about that! 

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Zak2020
Tourist
10 0 3

@Brie 

OK, once again many thanks. 

flareAI
Shopify Partner
705 61 194

@safarivaper I googled site:safarivapeshop.com and found 39 indexed pages. Although this is an approximate method we use app called flare that can give you more accurate index base and also submit new and updated product pages pro-actively to google, bing and many other major search engines. This will help your pages get found faster to grow sales.

 

Hope this was helpful.

Asha

Jessjv926
Tourist
7 0 1

Hi Brie,

 

I'm going to try your recommendation i'm having the same issue with google and facebook.