Shopify .atom URLs are a problem and needs to be addressed

zomex
Explorer
64 1 19

Hello all,

 

Google webmaster tools is showing many .atom files within the not indexed section. It's good that Google are ignoring them but why has Shopify not delt with this from the get go? These URLs should not even be accessible for Google to find in the first place.

 

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From another standpoint anyone can go and download a lot of data about a product by adding .atom to the end of the URL. Probably not a security issue as the data can be found via source but surly there's a better way to handle this?

 

I checked the forum and see suggestions using robots.txt - I checked my theme files but no robots.txt file exists.

 

What is the best way to handle this?

 

Thanks,

Jack

Web Developer - zomex.co.uk
Reply 1 (1)

zomex
Explorer
64 1 19

I did a test with GymShark and these .atom URLs are not found. So they have managed to fix the issue, why hasn't Shopify implemented this as standard?

Web Developer - zomex.co.uk