Product hidden from site search for 1 year now visible - why?

RetroChris
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Hi folks! Hoping some bright spark can help!

 

First, I will give a product example here: https://retrowrestling.com/search?q=undertaker+signed+photo+congratulations&options%5Bprefix%5D=last

 

I was hiding this product, along with many others, from my websites search feature by adding the '1' next to the product in the hidden column via the https://yourstorelink.myshopify.com/admin/bulk?resource_name=Product&edit=metafields.seo.hidden tab.

 

Said products had been hidden from general search successfully for 12 months - but today I noticed they are visible when a keyword such as ‘Undertaker signed’ is searched, despite the tabs still showing '1' for hidden.

 

Does anyone have any info on this? I use the 'Dawn' feature. The only different thing I have done this week was add another store to my main menu, as I want to work on a new site. Although I doubt this has any influence!

 

And I also signed up for the Google merchant centre to improve visibility in the Google shop search, not sure if this would be problematic.

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RetroChris
Tourist
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Hi folks, just wanted to update you all that, overnight, the above issue rectified itself thankfully! And the products previously seo.hidden using the '1' next to the item, are now hidden again 🙂 Must have been a Shopify glitch!