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Google Indexing domain/services/login_with_shop

Reece3
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2 0 1

Hi There,

 

As of November 15, 2023 our Google Search Console has been recording a large number of indexed pages though blocked by robots.txt.

 

Diving into the urls they all follow the same structure:

  • https://[domain]/services/login_with_shop/authroize?target_origin=[URL]&api_key=[Key]&flow=discount&flow_version=EMAIL_CAPTURE&locale=en&anlytics_trace_id=[ID]&phone_capture=false&save_discount_at=authorize-success

Any insight into the below would be greatly appreciated:

  1. Are other stores noticing a similar indexing issue?
  2. How can we prevent these urls from being indexed?

 

Thanks,

Reece

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Lee-Strong-SEO
Shopify Partner
127 19 25

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @Reece3,

 

The URLs you mentioned, which contain "login_with_shop" in their structure, are associated with logins using the Shopify Shop App. This is quite common and not something to be overly concerned about.

 

The good news is, since these URLs are blocked by your site's robots.txt file, Google will not index them. The presence of these URLs in your Search Console as being blocked is actually a sign that your robots.txt file is functioning correctly. It's doing its job by telling search engine crawlers which pages not to index, which in this case includes these specific login URLs.

 

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Lee-Strong-SEO
Shopify Partner
127 19 25

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @Reece3,

 

The URLs you mentioned, which contain "login_with_shop" in their structure, are associated with logins using the Shopify Shop App. This is quite common and not something to be overly concerned about.

 

The good news is, since these URLs are blocked by your site's robots.txt file, Google will not index them. The presence of these URLs in your Search Console as being blocked is actually a sign that your robots.txt file is functioning correctly. It's doing its job by telling search engine crawlers which pages not to index, which in this case includes these specific login URLs.

 

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Reece3
Visitor
2 0 1

Thanks Lee, for the clarity here.

jonlivingston
Shopify Partner
2 0 0

In three months, I have a site that has added 55,000 non-indexed pages from "login_with_shop," as seen below. While they might not be indexed, it's making a mess of GSC.

 

The URLs redirect to the below (I added xxxx for the domain and some other references)

 

https://pay.shopify.com/pay/sdk-authorize?target_origin=https%3A%2F%2Fxxxxxxxxxxx.com&flow=discount&...

jonlivingston_0-1708696641340.png

 

It sure would be nice to not have this happen.

Annuksun
New Member
11 0 0

Hi Jonlivingston

 

Have you found any solution to this? We now have around 500000 pages with login_with_shop in the URL in our GSC. Luckily they are not indexed but as you mentioned it's a mess in GSC and as I understand it consumes a crawling budget. Should we disallow them in Robots? Should we add noindex,nofollow for such pages? any thoughts?

 
Annuksun
New Member
11 0 0

Hi @Lee-Strong-SEO 

 

Thanks for your clarification. However, we now see that those pages with login_with_shop in their URL are being index by Google. Even though they are blocked in robots. 

Google GSC shows them exactly in the right section - Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt. I believe we need noindex,nofollow tag in such pages but we are not sure how to add it. Any thoughts?

 

Has anyone else encountered such issue? What did you do?

 

Thanks