How to Change Collection URL in Shopify
From time to time you may question how to change the collection URL in Shopify for SEO purposes, or to keep the url structure inline with the rest of your Shopify store.
However, when making significant changes, always consider the ramifications. Below you’ll find 5 steps to guide you through changing the collection url, and a brief summary of the SEO impact.
1, SEO Impact When Changing the Collection URL
It’s extremely important to note that if your collection url is ranking, and you decide to change the url, this will cause a drop in rankings, if not, obliterate.
For example: If your collection URL targets “best-tshirts” and is ranking, changing to “affordable-tshirts”, will see your rankings plummet for “best-tshirts”.
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2, How to Change The Collection URL
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Navigate to your admin login page and log in.
Step 1: Products
Navigate to the left side panel, scroll to the products button and click.
Step 2: Collections
When clicking products a sub-navigation should appear. Locate and click "collections".
Step 3: Select Collection
Click the collection you wish to edit.
Step 4: Search Engine Settings
Locate Search engine preview and click "Edit website SEO"
Step 5: Edit SEO Fields
Locate the page title, URL handle and rename accordingly. Once complete, click "save".
Confirm changes by navigating to your store and selecting the collection.
The new url structure will be visible in the browser address bar.
Whilst changing the collection URL is only a few steps, it can present major issues if you do not think about the end goal - Ranking collection URLs!
To summarize we've briefly covered:
- SEO Impact when changing the collection url
- How to change the collection URL