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Posted 05 April 2021 - 09:21 AM #1

Hi,

 

I have many redirects (over 1.000) mainly due to products.

I think it is mainly because We have many products with different colors we want to show. So we make one product "t-shirt-red" than we clone it and get "t-shirt-red-clone". Then we change the URL of course to "t-shirt-green" and then we have a redirect "t-shirt-red-clone" to "t-shirt-green".

 

Any ideas how to avoid this? Or not a problem at all? E.g. crawl budget will count all those redirects so my crawl budget goes down?

 

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 07:53 AM #2

When changing the seo name you need to uncheck Create redirect from old URL.

 

To remove the redirects: Website->SEO->301 redirects



 
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Posted 06 April 2021 - 11:53 AM #3

Thank you! But what happens if I do so. Don't I have then the problem that the URL "t-shirt-red-clone" still does exist and there is only no redirect so I get a 404 from the crawler?

 

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 01:21 PM #4

From your original post, it sounds to me like "t-shirt-red-clone" never existed except for the time between edits so the crawlers didn't have time to index the page.?



 
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Posted 06 April 2021 - 03:43 PM #5

will check but I think cs-cart builds this link at the time it clones the first product.



 
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Posted 07 April 2021 - 09:23 AM #6

will check but I think cs-cart builds this link at the time it clones the first product.

 

Sure but it removes it again when you change the seo name and uncheck the seo redirect thingy.


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 08:56 PM #7

so checking the redirect thing was a fault? Can I repair the mess somehow?



 
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Posted 08 April 2021 - 11:52 AM #8

You can go to ?dispatch=seo_redirects.manage and delete unneeded redirects.


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:25 PM #9

yes, but I dondt know if the original url "t-shirt-red-clone" then still exists and google crawls it and it is even worse because there is no redirect...?



 
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Posted 09 April 2021 - 08:04 AM #10

It's only bad if you already have links to the wrong / old url. A url that has only been there for a shory while probably hasn't, so you can delete it and google will quickly find the new url.


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Posted 09 April 2021 - 05:04 PM #11

ok cool, thank you!