I have about 300 products encompassing about 1800 variations. The store has been live for about 2 months. For SEO purposes, I want to change the handles, titles and descriptions of my products via a CSV export/import. I've uploaded the original set of products/variations as well as additional products via CSV, so am comfortable with the process.
The steps that I "think" that I need to take include:
1. Export all of my products, save a version of this file as backup is something goes wrong.
2. In excel, modify the handle, title and description, save in CSV UTF-8 format.
3. Delete all of my products in Shopify to avoid duplication of all of my products since the handles will be different.
4. Upload the CSV file with modifications.
Is this the process that i should follow?
I think through this process, the store will only be impacted with no products for a few minutes, correct?
Will this cause any redirect issues that I will have to address? The way that I understand it, redirects are detrimental to SEO, correct?
After the changes are made, is there something that I should do to get search engines to recognize the changes?