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Old March 7th, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Hi I have been reading some of the forums and notice comments that I should not be indexing store pages? As I now have lots of pages out there, should I put a [noindex,nofollow ?] on my datafeedr pages. If so how do I do this Regards Allan. p.s this is all new to me
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Old March 7th, 2013, 03:27 PM
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Hi Allan,

If you want your store pages indexed in the search engines, you don't want to do that.

If on the other hand you want to drive blog traffic to your store but don't want the search engines to index your store, then you should do it. To do a noindex and nofollow on all of your store pages you need to add the following line of code to your theme's header.php file between the opening <head> tag and the closing </head> tag.

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<?php if (is_dfr()) : ?><meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow" /><?php endif; ?>
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Old March 7th, 2013, 04:34 PM
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Hi Eric, My pages are already indexed, however, not knowing too much about SEO, I read that indexing datafeedr pages would make the site thin. I have noticed a drop in traffic over the past 48 hours, and wondered if I should stop the datafeedr pages being indexed. I am not keen to do this, as I would rather ride out the problem and continue to add unique content. Any advice would be well appreciated. Thanks Allan
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Old March 7th, 2013, 04:42 PM
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Hi,

It's really hard to say... If you are focused on adding good, original content to your site, Google won't think you are a thin affiliate site. But you need a lot of content and it needs to be unique.

If that's not your case, you might consider doing a noindex for now and then after you content is built up, start allowing indexing.

I wish I had a concrete answer for you but SEO is not my expertise...

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Old March 7th, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Yeah a right head scratcher, Thanks for your input, it was helpful. Forgot to say the new landing page is excellent. my compliments
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Old March 7th, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Forgot to say the new landing page is excellent. my compliments
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Old March 10th, 2013, 05:42 AM
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Hi Allan,

If you want your store pages indexed in the search engines, you don't want to do that.

If on the other hand you want to drive blog traffic to your store but don't want the search engines to index your store, then you should do it. To do a noindex and nofollow on all of your store pages you need to add the following line of code to your theme's header.php file between the opening <head> tag and the closing </head> tag.

HTML Code:
<?php if (is_dfr()) : ?><meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow" /><?php endif; ?>
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Hi Eric, If I wish to exclude only one merchant with the no follow code. i.e sykes cottages. Can this be done?
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Old March 10th, 2013, 08:01 AM
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Hi,

Do you mean you want all of your store pages indexed except product pages that are from Sykes?

If so you should remove the above code from your header.php file and add the following to this view: The Factory > Your Store > VIEWS > PRODUCT DETAIL > Default > View menu > View <head> Elements

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<?php if ($product->merchant_id == 19024) : ?>
	<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow" />
<?php endif; ?>
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