Products and collections not indexed on Google

Candas
Tourist
6 0 0

Hello,

I have 5000 product and 400 over collections. But Google not indexed them for 3 months. I used some seo apps and delete them. I need your help. 

Thank you so much. 


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drakedev
Shopify Partner
618 132 181

You need to login into Google Search Console and check the Coverage section. Do you see any errors there?

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safetyglasses
Excursionist
15 0 4

Hi,Google is crawling tons of unnecessary pages, leading to many pages being undervalued or left undiscovered. Duplicate content: Many of your product or category pages have near-duplicate content, which leads Google to exclude them from its index. 

Candas
Tourist
6 0 0

I saw 2 just page error. One of them Soft 404 other 5xx.  

On my site map, just 1 error. 76 pages indexed, 5k pages not indexed.

Candas
Tourist
6 0 0

Hi, 

You are right but Google indexed 0 products. 5K products not indexed. Is it normal?

PageFly
Shopify Partner
2497 342 1665

Hi @Candas

If I'm in your shoes, here's what I'm gonna do:  

01. Produce a ton of informational blog posts, from my experience, blog posts are easier to rank and get indexed on Google. Then I'd link these relevant blog posts to relevant product pages - by doing this, these blog posts will pass link juice/ authority to your product pages and get them indexed quicker. Internal links also aid the flow of PageRank (which is an SEO concept_ around your site. To put it simply, the more internal links a page has, the higher its PageRank. However, it’s not all about quantity; the quality of the link also plays a vital role.

 

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02. Start Building backlinks to your website

Simply put, BackLink building is the practice of building one-way hyperlinks to a website with the goal of improving search engine visibility.

Common link building strategies include content marketing, building useful tools, email outreach, broken link building and public relations. Backlink building is a huge topic and we can't cover it within this post, so check out these trusted guides on Backlink Building: 

That's my two-cent for this question. Let me know if my answer is of any help with a thumb up or like 😄 

 

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drakedev
Shopify Partner
618 132 181

No, absolutely not normal. Google should index your products. Can you link your store URL?

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CartTurbo
Pathfinder
89 4 25

Do you have a link for the store?

Candas
Tourist
6 0 0

Hello, my website link is www.nowshopfun.com

 

CartTurbo
Pathfinder
89 4 25
  • If a site takes longer than 2 seconds to load Google will limit the number of crawlers it sends to your site.
  • If a site is slow it’ll take the crawler longer to crawl the site and it will not crawl as deep, because it is only allowed so much time on your site.
  • If folks aren’t staying on your site long enough this will cause Google to loose trust in your site.
  • If a site takes longer than 3 seconds to load 53% of the folks will bounce before the site loads.

Your site takes 2.2 seconds for the first content paint and you should be shooting for .3 milliseconds because at .5 Google saw a 20% drop in traffic.
And to fully load it takes your site 10.3 seconds to fully load so the site has some penalties.

To address the length of time people are staying on the site and the speed I'm going to tell you what I would do although not sure how long I can make this post.

POP-UPS

You should never use entry pop-ups.

They do more damage to user experience than just about anything other than load times.

When someone enters your site, they enter with a goal and an idea and you break their train of thought and take them out of that zone with your pop-up.

You’re putting up a barrier between your visitors and the information they’re seeking.

And exit pop-ups destroy brand credibility, it's a lot like spamming … it works but in the long run it’ll destroy your reputation.

They make you seem needy and insecure.

Ethan Zuckerman, the creator of the pop-ups apologized for creating one of the most hated tools online.

It makes for a bad user experience. And it's a bad marketing practice.

The fact that pop-up blockers are built into browsers prove this.

After market ad-blockers confirm it.

Get rid of the pop-ups and force yourself to build a stronger, healthier content strategy.



SLIDERS

Sliders cause ...

1.) banner blindness

2.) divides user’s attention

3.) kills conversions and never helps.

Check out a study by Notre Dame University web developer Erik Runyon.

Their slider received a click-through rate of barely 1% and almost all those were on the first image.

Beaconfire conducted a similar study with four different clients’ websites.

The CTR on these four sites were well under 1%, and again, the first image got the clicks.

I would remove the slider and add a Hero image with a call to action that touched on a problem that you solve.



Hero Images

 

If it was me I would add a hero image.

 

This is a full-width image that runs across the top of your page and doesn't use any whitespace.

It occupies the best real estate.

 

And it Demands Attention!

 

Images communicate 60,000 times faster than text.

 

And when you have .05 milliseconds to make a first impression ... you don't really have any ?

What you're looking for is an image-focused design.

Bold graphics that immediately engages the user and draws them in.

 

A hero image is the #1 best tool for communicating a message.

 

It's an introduction, elevator pitch, it immediately tells the visitor what your purpose is.

 

What you're wanting is an image that shows not just how a product looks but how it works.

 

An image that has an emotional impact, inspires, and reinforces the call to action, that is written on top of it.

 

The best way to sell a product is to let the product sell itself.

 

Emotion Overrides Logic!

 

Make sure the call to action has contrast in its colors, to make it jump out of the design and stand out the most on the page.

 

Show real people the same age as your target market and have them looking in the direction of the call to action.

 

Design different images for different devices to help with website load times.

 

Add a call to Action!

 

 

Make sure the call to action has contrast in its colors, to make it jump out of the design and stand out the most on the page.

 

Show real people the same age as your target market and have them looking in the direction of the call to action.

 

Design different images for different devices to help with website load times.

 

A good CTA can prevent boredom, fatigue, and breath life, meaning, and understanding into your content.

Users need direction, they need to know what to do next.

Your CTA is what encourages potential customers to stay engaged.

You've got to give short and strong orders that persuade, engage, and get a click.

It starts with a verb

  • Buy
  • Download
  • Subscribe
  • Shop
  • Order
  • Reserve
  • Save
  • Add
  • Act
  • View
  • Learn
  • See
  • Find
  • Pick
  • Continue

and ends with an adverb, subject or both.

  • Add to Cart
  • Act Now
  • Buy and Save
  • Do not buy unless
  • Add to Cart
  • Learn More
  • See More
  • See How
  • Find Out
  • Check it Out
  • Click here
  • Buy my ebook

You can also use numbers ...“Buy now and get 50% off!”

Make a promise ...“Rank #1 in just 30 days!”

Add urgency ... “Limited time"

But its your job to tell me what to do next.

Images

 

Take all your images, resize them and optimize them for the search engines.

Resize all of them to their correct size and optimize them for speed. Done correctly it’ll pay for itself because images are normally easy to rank, because nobody has the time to optimize them correctly.

And the way you do this is by making a list of keywords that get good traffic and show buyer intent for your product.

You name the name of the folder you're putting your images in the name of your main keyword.

And you name the images the name of the keyword that best describes the image.

You add alt text targeting the keyword you used in the image name. Good descriptive alt text with the keyword you want to rank for included in the text. Keep in mind that this is the text that shows when the image is loading and when a screen reader describes the image.

This will improve web load times and intern improve Google rankings.

And then optimize your descriptions with a call to action and use the 325 character limit because the idea is to rank the images, get free traffic, and have the site pay for itself.

Social Media Links

Links to social media sites just makes no sense.

1.) They bleed pagerank and hurt your Google’s rankings.
2.) They could get you fined in California and more states are following.
3.) And they send your traffic to a site you don’t control.

You want to get traffic from the social media sites and not send traffic to the social media sites.

And tests by major corporations have shown that they actually hurt more than they help with regards to likes and shares. And that's the only reason for having them.

Social media sites are a tool for getting traffic and nothing else.

The idea is to get traffic from those sites to your site and not to send traffic from your site to those sites.

Your bleeding link juice, sending traffic to places you don’t control and could get finned because of it.

Your goal once on the site should be to convert them into a customer and not to get a like or share on social media site.

Likes and shares on social media sites should come from the people that are currently on the social media sites and not from people on your site ready to make a purchase.

Controlling Link Juice

You need to organize everything by category.

You would have widgets and in widgets you would have blue widgets, red widgets, and under blue widgets you would have blue widgets with round holes and so on and so on.

Each of these categories and their subcategories will create pages and these pages will link back and fourth to other categorizes and back up to the main category.

Every page on your site starts with some form of link juice … it has to for a mathematical formula to work.

By linking these pages together you are controlling link juice and done correctly you’ll be able to get any page on your site indexed just by sending link juice to it.

So the more subcategories you come up with the more link juice you have to flow.

The next thing you want to do is get links to these subcategories from …

  • Commenting
  • Directories
  • RSS feed
  • Discounts
  • Guest Blogging
  • Local Listings
  • Niche Directories
  • Profile Links
  • Q&A Sites
  • Reclaim 404s
  • Slideshare Presentations
  • Coupons
  • Video Submissions
  • Write Testimonials
  • Reviews
  • Create a Blog
  • Forum Posting
  • Newspaper Sites
  • Podcasts
  • Help A Reporter Out (HARO)
  • How-to Guides and Tutorials
  • Infographics
  • Instructographics
  • Internal Links
  • Niche Communities
  • Press Releases

The more external links you can get to these pages the more powerful they will become and the more often they will get crawled and indexed.

 

 

flareAI
Shopify Partner
712 61 198

Hello @Candas,

I recommend you to try flareAI by Mansion Ecommerce which will automatically do Google URL submissions for you.

You will get less sales and traffic if your products are not found on Google. When your customers search on Google, your product can be found only if Google has indexed the page. flareAI will show which pages are found on Google, and which are not. flareAI also helps to get your new products found on Google, the world's largest FREE eCommerce sales channel

Your customers trust Google Search more than Ads. 53% of eCommerce traffic is Search, far greater than Paid Ads & Social Media. flareAI works every day for you, tapping into the world's largest free sales channels. 

Hope this was helpful,
Gina
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