How can I remove .atom urls from my Google Search Console?

How can I remove .atom urls from my Google Search Console?

neonfactory
Excursionist
17 0 19

Hello,

 

There is 1500 urls ending by .atom in my google search console.  They have the status: "Crawled - currently not indexed"

I don't know why i have so many atom urls. It's not even the blog, but just my product page with .atom for example myshop.com/collections/bar/bartender.atom

 

I dont need feeds. How can i resolve this, i just want to remove all the .atom urls.

 

thank you

 

Replies 17 (17)

neonfactory
Excursionist
17 0 19

Hello,

 

anybody here?

PikaPika
Visitor
1 0 3

Hello, I also encountered this problem. Did you solve it?

yuen
Visitor
1 0 1

hi, I am having the same experience. did you get in touch with any shopify support after all? thanks! 

frankymartin
Shopify Partner
32 0 19

Hi, I have found the same problem in Google Search Console.

Any idea how to solve it?

Thanks

CleanCare
Tourist
4 0 6

Hi. I too am seeing the exact same issue & it is impacting my index. I am going to set them up as a temp removal & create a ticket with Shopify today. I will report back if anything changes. It does not seem worth the time to set up redirects and index if there will be a work around or a fix from Shopify. 

Fry
Explorer
78 2 38

Hi @CleanCare ,
do you have any news on this?

I think it would be possible to set for this pages a noindex tag. But I'm not sure, what is the function of this .atom sites?

 

Thanks Felix

DinaizT
Visitor
2 0 3

I'm having the same issue. Did you find a solution?

opus_magnus
Visitor
1 0 2

Did you find a solution for this?

I am seeing the same issue

 

BenPine
Tourist
5 0 3

Has anyone got a fix for .ATOM pages? What are they? What do they do? Is there any benefit to having a load of them appear and eat into the crawl budget? Is anyone within the @Shopify support team going to respond to this thread?

Mont
Explorer
58 1 27

same issue and when I link to the page ending with .atom it show all of the code. Seems a little too transparent.  Anyone know why or what app causes this?

 

Dams-Care
Excursionist
25 0 3

Same here.

The second line of the .atom page is something like that 

<feed xml:lang="en" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:opensearch="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/" xmlns:s="http://jadedpixel.com/-/spec/shopify">

 

and should include noindex like that

<feed xml:lang="en" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" indexing:index="no" xmlns:opensearch="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/" xmlns:s="http://jadedpixel.com/-/spec/shopify"

 or like that

<feed xml:lang="en" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" name="robots" content="noindex" xmlns:opensearch="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/" xmlns:s="http://jadedpixel.com/-/spec/shopify">

 

Anyone from shopify team here?

 

These .atom pages are used for feed and supposedly help SEM to get updates for fresh content. But it seems that it is not that much the case now? And google decided to index them...

 

Quick fix : update robots.txt file like that 

 

# we use Shopify as our ecommerce platform
{% for group in robots.default_groups %}
{{- group.user_agent -}}

{% for rule in group.rules %}
{{ rule }}
{% endfor %}

 

{%- if group.user_agent.value == '*' -%}
{{ 'Disallow: /*?q=*' }}
{{ 'Disallow: /*?filter*' }}
{{ 'Disallow: /*/sandbox/*' }}
{{ 'Disallow: /*.atom' }}
{{ 'Disallow: /*.oembed' }}

{%- endif -%}


{%- if group.sitemap != blank -%}
{{ group.sitemap }}
{%- endif -%}
{% endfor %}

 

 

This should help but the problem is when these atom pages are already indexed. One option is to wait that google desindex by himself these now blocked by robots pages but not sure how efficient it is. We can also manualy ask for noindex in the GSC but that's a pain if we have a lot of pages with this issue.

 

The best option is to put these atom page in noindex as shown at the begining if shopify is kind enough to do it. Or if anybody is able to help to inject the noindex on these lines. Anyone please?

Mont
Explorer
58 1 27

thank you for the help… but beyond me and average Shopify vendor. If  I need dev team budget to navigate Shopify then WHY  am I here?

Dams-Care
Excursionist
25 0 3

Totaly agree with you. The worst is to see shopify multiplying these types of issues (voluntary?) and don't show any will to solve them...

Fry
Explorer
78 2 38

Dams-Care
Excursionist
25 0 3

Hi all

Please check this trhread that come with a partial solution to avoid these url to show up.

https://community.shopify.com/c/shopify-discussions/shoppify-creates-atom-pages-in-backened/m-p/2149...

 

Next step is a solution to remove these .atom pages from google index.

If it's only a few one's it can be done manualy througt google search console but for hundreds or thousands we need a better solution.

 

bryan76
Trailblazer
231 4 47

pages ending .atom are for google to quickly read your page to find updates, etc. and should not be indexed (along with a lot of other pages such as canonical, etc).  It is normal for them to show up in Crawled but not indexed, etc. and is best practice for them not to be indexed to the search engine.  If you find a duplicate page ending in .atom that is indexed (you most likely will not) then go to removals and ask google to remove it.  Really not worth worrying about and no reason to ask Shopify support.