Is the Online Store SEO-friendly?

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Its frustrating that those of us who are trying to run an online store in Yola are not seeing their store content indexed by search engines. Yola suggest meta-tagging the online store page, but this is not an acceptable solution; because none of the product content appears to be indexed at all. For those trying to run an ecommerce site, we are loosing a huge amount of SEO benefit by the search robots not spidering the e-commerce content. When is this going to be resolved as to me its a show-stopper and if it can't be fixed I'll need to move onto another supplier.
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Richard Voyce

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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We understand the importance of this and this is not only "on the cards" - it is currently being implemented. We will post an announcement as soon as this is live, which will be in the short term although we can't give an exact date just yet.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Just a follow up on this topic - SEO for the Online Store has just been released. It is still in the early stages and we are still testing to make sure everything is functioning as it should, but your product content is now indexable by search engines. Please check this in your Google Webmaster Tool accounts and give us any feedback you may have.
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Hello everyone,
This update has been a long time coming and we appreciate your patience while we worked on this, it was a large project.

We have added your product pages to your sitemap so Google will be able to spider each of them to add to the index. I would suggest that you submit your sitemap to Google and then give it a few days in Google Webmaster to see if the product pages are indexed. You can submit your Sitemap in your Google Webmaster account.

If you would like to look at your sitemap to see your product pages are in there, this is the format of the url: http://sitename.com/sitemap.xml

**Substitute "sitename.com" with your domain name.

We'd really like to know how this goes for you, please give us some updates when you see Google Webmaster spidering and indexing these pages.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Emmy

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Hello everyone,

I have some really good news! There has been a lot going on on this thread in regards for SEO for the Online Store. We have just released some fixes and here is what you should be finding now:

Please first republish your site before you test.

1. You will now find that in your Sitemap each product page is showing in it's respective category.

2. If you view the source code of your store Category pages you will see that they are all taking on their own title and description tag.

I know this took a while for us to complete, but we're really excited that it's finally out there. Please test this in your accounts and let us know if you're seeing this fixed for your site.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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William Stewart

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Hi Neal

I'd just like to acknowledge that we know there are still some problems with crawling and AJAX indexing.

I've been working on some changes in the last few weeks that are still being tested a bit more before they're released. They should finally fix all the indexing problems.

Regards,

William