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Setting up subfolders to target different countries - possible with one Shopify account?

sylvie_n
Excursionist
15 0 3

Hello,

For SEO purposes, we would like to target separate countries using subfolders.

To start with, we would target the US with the main domain, and then the uk with www.domain.com/uk/

Going forward, we would also like to target Norway, with www.domain.com/no/

The uk folder would have a duplicate of the website, but with slightly different wording and £s instead of $s

The Norwegian folder would be a duplicate of the website, but in Norwegian, and with Euros.

Is this possible on Shopify? Is it possible with one single account or would we have to have an account for each country? (I can see the headaches already with multiple accounts!)

Many thanks,

Sylvia

 

 

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coleatkinson
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
90 1 48

Hi Sylvia, you can target countries like this today with subdomains using our international domains product.

While I don't have any timelines to share, we are working on adding the capability to target different countries or regions, similar to you have outlined, using subfolders.

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PowerAlco
New Member
10 0 0

Hi Shopify team, can you confirm if the OPs request is now available with Shopify Pro?

coleatkinson
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
90 1 48
Hi! Can you clarify what you mean by OPs please?

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PowerAlco
New Member
10 0 0

With OP I mean the original poster. The person who asked the question originally. I'd like to know if this is now possible with Shopify Pro. I will paste the OPs post below:

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For SEO purposes, we would like to target separate countries using subfolders.

To start with, we would target the US with the main domain, and then the uk with www.domain.com/uk/

Going forward, we would also like to target Norway, with www.domain.com/no/

The uk folder would have a duplicate of the website, but with slightly different wording and £s instead of $s

The Norwegian folder would be a duplicate of the website, but in Norwegian, and with Euros.

Is this possible on Shopify? Is it possible with one single account or would we have to have an account for each country? (I can see the headaches already with multiple accounts!)

Many thanks,

Sylvia

coleatkinson
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
90 1 48
This isn't yet possible, no, but something we are working on. We will be
sure to update as this becomes available!

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PowerAlco
New Member
10 0 0

So country targeting is only possible with subdomains and not subfolders/directories? 

coleatkinson
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
90 1 48
At the moment, that's correct yes.

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PowerAlco
New Member
10 0 0

Thanks. Will check back in a couple of month's time. 

El_Bouck
Tourist
5 0 6

@coleatkinson still no news about this?

We'll translate our store this August. Likely going with 2 Shopify stores and 2 different TLD. Just pretty annoying in terms of SEO because we're not especially targeting a country but rather a new language. Additionally, the off-site SEO tasks will double.

 

Cheers,

Gaétan

rodbelmonte
New Member
1 0 0
coleatkinson
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
90 1 48

This is now possible as part of our new product, Shopify Markets, which is in early access and available to some merchants. Please apply for early access if you haven't already. We are aiming for all merchants to have access as soon as possible.

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RameshY
New Member
1 0 0

Hi Coleatkinson ,

 

Any update on the OP?

 

When will Shopify be launching the support for subfolders?

 

I see the "Markets" tab is invite-only. Can I get early access to explore the possibility of subfolders?

coleatkinson
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
90 1 48
Hi there,

Yes, subfolders is now available with Shopify Markets.

We plan for this functionality to be available to everyone in early Q1 next
year, we are currently in the Early Access period - if you sign up using
the link in your admin we should be able to make this happen in early
January!

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tibbj001
New Member
2 0 0

Hi how do I change the content on a subfolder page? Google us indexing it so the meta title must be coming from somewhere but I can't find it

ZS2
New Member
4 0 0

Hi Sylvie,

How are you today?

I too am very eager to get started with the identical strategy and using Subfolders. Can you PLEASE advise your final outcome, result and experience?  Thanking you in anticipation.

ZS2
New Member
4 0 0

Hi there,

PLEASE confirm Subfolders are available to everyone now via Shopify Markets.

Thanking you in anticipation.