Re: Index of my website (problem with sitemap.xml)?

Index of my website (problem with sitemap.xml)?

DownUnder1996
Excursionist
11 1 5

Hi @Imogen 🙂 I have one more question regarding my shop. I receive weird search results for some of the pages on my website. "Seite 3" for example in English means page 3...why does this appear in the google search results? Is this a matter of the sitemap.xml? How can I get rid of this? Ideally, I want to have my three different product collections displayed under the domain (Classic-Line, Fresh & Fruity-Line and Men's-Line). It just creates a better first impression and probably increases my clickthrough rate. Any suggestions?

 

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Ad360
Shopify Partner
32 2 10

Gutten Tag! 🙂

Congrats on launching your business! Your products look amazing, and your website is beautiful 🙂 It has a lot of helpful and insightful information, so congrats on that! 

One quick tip: the favicon is missing, which could be a major Red Flag to some users. 
You can fix this in Online Store / Theme / Customize / Theme Settings / Favicon (let me know if you'd like to see a step-by-step video of how to fix it). 

Regarding your questions: these pages that show up in the Google results below your website URL are called "Sitelinks". These are automatically chosen by Google, and there is no way to 'force' Google to display certain pages. However, there are ways to influence the results by implementing some best practices. Plus, there is a way on the other hand to exclude pages that you do NOT want to see there, such as the "Seite 3" page. 

I made a video to go over this and share the most important guidelines from Google with you: 
https://youtu.be/QjJicCS_1Zo

I hope you'll enjoy the video and get value out of this! 

I wish you a ton of success!

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DownUnder1996
Excursionist
11 1 5

Hi @Ad360 thank you SOAP MUCH for your super helpful information! We are more than thrilled that you even took the time to record a video for us!!! Wow. I will take a closer look at the information and links that you provided tomorrow...it's quite late here already. Again thank you very much! Have a good day or as we say here "einen guten Tag"👍👌

Imogen
Shopify Staff
1884 211 337

Hey there, @DownUnder1996 and @Ad360. Hope you're both doing well today! 

 

Apologies for my delayed reply! I'm super happy to see that one of our amazing Shopify Partners was able to lend you a hand here! Partners are a major reason why the Community is as great as it is, and the assistance that they provided you here was fantastic. 

 

I think it goes without saying, but you're always going to be able to count on the Shopify Community to help you out when they can! I encourage you to keep posting here whenever you have questions about anything Shopify! 

Imogen | Social Care @ Shopify 
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Ad360
Shopify Partner
32 2 10

Thanks for the kind words, @Imogen
This community is truly amazing 🙂

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