1. Does it say that, Can you post a link to this, your right, it wont have any effect on google seeing it.
2. You can add meta description to product pages using one of the custom fields. I would avoid using meta description for catalogs. You wont see any SEO boost at all with it and without it you wont see any negative effect. Give it to next year and it is likely these are not used by google at all.
Thank you Liam. I have this now for the products and will leave the catalog as suggested. Although, this is the first time I have seen somebody saying meta description won't effect your search results. Google seems to suggest that it will improve the search results and clickthorugh rate. http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35624#1
Do you know any work around for the catalog description issue. I don't want to have the description on the product page and if I make it hidden (which I am doing it currently) I think google will penalise not just for hidden text but also for duplicate content. http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66353
Yeah I'm also looking for a solution to Catalogue Description issue. I have it added to the overall Catalogue layout and it shows up on the Large Products pages. Again, like merchant2012 said, I could hide this using JS but it doesn't make a difference to Google. I understand Google's duplicate policy and realise I'm unlikely to be penalised, but I think it's equally un-useful to have that much duplicate content floating around.
Anyone know a solution?
Its not about duplicate policy as that is not so relevant to the same domain as cross domain, common misconception. But in terms of keywords, what to use for the description of the page etc it will use the wrong content.
That is all you can do.
Yeah you're right about duplicate content not being an issue within one domain - that's why I wasn't concerned. I was just meaning it's redundant and - like you say - it dilutes/messes with the content on the actual product pages. I'm just unsure you mean by:
Nothing in BC can be excluded from the overall layout (catalogue layout)
when you're viewing the large product layout since large product layout is
rendered by which resides inside the overall layout. So,
no. There's no way to exclude he content of catalogue's description inside
the large product view since it's wrapped inside catalogue view and there
are no workarounds. Once the Liquid is out you'll probably be able to if
On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 8:29 PM, Luke Grayson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You render it at the very bottom of your overall layout, have an empty div at the top and ONLY when in catalog view and not detail view you render the content from the bottom hidden element into the top empty one.
I understand. Looks like that's the best solution currently available if a catalogue description must be used. Thanks for your time mate - I appreciate it!
Thanks Mario - looking forward to Liquid!