SEO Title and Description missing in Product Exports

SEO Title and Description missing in Product Exports

ShaheryarJunejo
Tourist
8 0 2

Hello Shopify Experts,

 

Whenever I used to export my products back in the day, it used to contain the SEO details like Title and Meta Description for each product.

 

Today, I tried exporting the products again, even after multiple times of trying, the SEO fields inside the csv export were all blank!

 

How can I export the product SEO Title and Meta Descriptions, without exporting, there is no way of knowing what and how to optimize further.

 

Thank you

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Ablestar_Daniel
Shopify Partner
96 13 19

The way Shopify handles the SEO titles and descriptions can be a little confusing.

 

When you first create a product, Shopify doesn't store any data in the SEO title/description fields, but rather uses the following:

  • SEO Title: the first 70 characters of the product's title
  • SEO Description: the first 320 characters of the product's description (after removing HTML)

However, if you add your own SEO title or description, Shopify will use those instead. When you're looking at the CSV export of your products, if you see that the SEO title and description fields are blank, it means that there's no custom values set so Shopify is defaulting to using the product's title/description.

 

If you go through and add custom descriptions, either one at a time or with a bulk editor, then those should appear afterwards in the exports.

 

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions. 

 

Best,

Daniel

Founder @ Ablestar ✦
Manage product data, spreadsheets, Google Shopping data, and metafields with Ablestar Bulk Product Editor. Use previews, undos, and automations to be confident your product data is correct.
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ShaheryarJunejo
Tourist
8 0 2

Thank you for the reply Daniel,

 

I have indeed added custom Titles and Descriptions for ALL my products. And they used to be exported just fine until the last time I took exports. Today, when I tried, the fields were blank.

 

Upon editing my products on shopify, all my custom data exists there, so it is in the system. Just not visible in the csv of product export.


Any idea why that is?

 

Thanks

Shaheryar

IEW
Visitor
1 0 1

I am having exactly the same issue for the past 2 days.

Ablestar_Daniel
Shopify Partner
96 13 19

Ah, sorry, you're both right, I'm no longer able to see it in the export as well.

 

As it still shows up other places in Shopify it looks like it's a bug with the export. I'd recommend contacting Shopify support and seeing if they can get it fixed, hopefully soon. 

 

(If you need an export of the data right away one option is to use our Ablestar Bulk Product Editor app to export the data to a spreadsheet. There's a 7-day trial with no limit on the number of products you can export so you could export the data for free until Shopify gets it fixed.)

 

Best,

Daniel

Founder @ Ablestar ✦
Manage product data, spreadsheets, Google Shopping data, and metafields with Ablestar Bulk Product Editor. Use previews, undos, and automations to be confident your product data is correct.
Please don't forget to Like and Mark Solution to the post that helped you. Thanks!
ShaheryarJunejo
Tourist
8 0 2

Thanks Daniel, I will contact support and also checkout the Ablestar Bulk Product Editor tool. Cheers! 🙂