In this issue, we will discuss how to exclude certain products from the search engine and from the search function in the store.
For example, limited edition products, promotional products, gift items, or products for internal sales.
- I want to publish a product only to a specific group of users.
- You do not want the product to be displayed to the general public.
This is useful if you do not want your product to be displayed to the general public.
However, please note that this method will exclude your product from both in-store searches and search engines. Also, if you still have leads on your site, they will be accessible to the general public as well, so please remove them and apply this method as well.
How to exclude products from search engines and in-store searches
First, a rough explanation of how to do this.
Install a free application that allows you to edit the metafields (additional information) of a product, and edit the SEO information section of the metafields to exclude it from being hidden. (I don't know what I'm writing, so it's okay if you don't know what I mean. It's easier and faster if you do.)
Simply put, it means that the product itself will have the information "I will exclude or hide this product from search engines/in-store searches".
The process is
- Install a free app that allows you to edit metafields.
- Edit the metafields of the relevant products
That's how it looks like.
Install the free metafields app on the Shopify site
As step 1, install the metafields app in your Shopify store." If you search for "metafields" in the Shopify App Store, you will find a variety of options, but basically any of them will do.
You may already have some kind of metafields editing app installed in your Shopify store. In that case, you can use the app you already have.
In this case, we will use a major free app called "Metafileds Guru".
First, install this app (or any other Metafields editing app) on your existing Shopify store.
Configure search engine and in-store search exclusions in the Metafields app.
We will add the information to exclude/hide certain products from search engines and in-store searches in the metafields application that we have just set up.
Open the metafields application and click
Select "Products & Variants.
Next, press the "create metafields" button to describe the metafields that you want to exclude from in-store searches and search engines.
Add the following information there.
- key = hidden
- namespace = seo
- value_type = integer
- value = 1
It will look like this.
You should now be able to exclude products from the store search and search engine. (This may take up to 5 minutes to take effect.)
By the way, you can add various information such as additional product information to the metafields in addition to SEO information.
Shopify Remove/hide specific products from search engines and in-store searches Summary
This is how to prevent certain products from being displayed in search engines and in-store searches. We've published a test product, but we want to check the purchase behavior and data entry in the cart, but we don't want to publish it to the public! I think this could be used in such cases.
Please note that the site is not hidden or excluded from all parts of the site, but only from store searches and search engines, so please take your own action to remove the leads in the site.
Thank you for reading to the end! Have a great day!