- For your homepage, I would create a new 'hidden' category.
- Add specific products to that category.
- Create a new Custom View which contains a Product List module. The module should be configure like such:
- Update your store
- Embed the [DFR] tag into the post/page that is responsible for displaying your homepage. That will look like: [DFR:Custom View Name Here]
As for AIOSEO, yes, leave it turned off.