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Self SEO, commerce confusion...

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rachjohn

New Member
Hello everyone, im new to this & here so please bare with me.

I have an e-commerce site, with around 3000 different individual items. No which pages should i tell google to index... currently i have all, but its thousands and im not sure if thats doing more harm that good.

So at the moment... Homepage, about page etc... product page.. but now what about...

e.g - domain.co.uk/brands/asos ( hundred of different ones )

e.g - domain.co.uk/colour/green ( about 20 different ones )

e.g - domain.co.uk/size/10 ( then also... /length - /neckline - /material + around another 10 attributes. )

as you can tell... 1000's of pages when you take into account... all of those for each item..

Anyhelp would be great, but im a novice and trying my self as i dont have a budget at the moment.

Im trying to get a ranking for ' Second-hand Clothing '

All the best
 
Community

Community

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Staff member
I typically recommend indexing indexing core pages, product pages and categories which hold sigificance but with flexible canonical usage, filters and attributes of product categories should not be indexed as you have the potential to generate thousands of what are essentially duplicate/thin content.
 
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rachjohn

New Member
I typically recommend indexing indexing core pages, product pages and categories which hold sigificance but with flexible canonical usage, filters and attributes of product categories should not be indexed as you have the potential to generate thousands of what are essentially duplicate/thin content.

Hello thanks ofr your reply.

So instead of the attribute page of e.g - domain.com/clothing/red
just let the product to that.. e.g domain.com/clothing-item-name-in-red-size-10

would that be correct? as i have 3000 totally different items.

all the best
 
Community

Community

Administrator
Staff member
No,

1 product , 1 URL to be indexed.

Attributes and veriants do not need to be indexed in that way unless they are physically different products with completely unique product pages.

Ultimately you only want to index pages which are completely unique. This is an example of a site we have currently :

Product page - Indexed
Category pages - Indexed, follow , canonical set to " Display ALL" page, unique description and additional content on "Display all page", no description or content on paginated pages but unique titles.

Brand category pages - same method as category pages, but obviously unique content based on the brand.

So NO attributes, veriants or any other pages which offer no additional value to the customer. Filters and attributes are for customers to filter once they are on the site.
 

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