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How to remove dynamic (?dispatch=) pages from google index

13 September 2013 - 01:53 PM

So Google has indexed a bunch of dynamic pages for my site (littleredgolfshop.com).

If I do this search in Google:

site:littleredgolfshop.com inurl:"index.php?dispatch="

I get 11 400 results!

I am using the SEO addon, so as far as I can tell, there is no need to have any of these pages in the Google index at all.

I have added the line

Disallow: /index.php?dispatch=

to my robots.txt, but I am not sure that this will do it, since google has already indexed the pages, and (for the most part at least) they are still working URLs (not providing 404s).

Obviously it is out of the question to request the removal of these one-by-one using Webmaster Tools.

So I have two questions:

No 1: Is it likely to help my SERP if I do get Google to de-index these pages? I assume it will because each one carries the same content as the seo-name equivalent page.

No 2: Will these URLs drop out of the index in time if I leave the disallow command in my robots.txt? Or is there some other way I can get Google to remove these pages from their index? It would be handy if I could include a 'noindex' command in the robots.txt file but AFAICT this is not possible. I assume there must be a way to get these pages removed (without submitting 11 400 requests!) and I would really appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction.

Thanks

Clive

Images not in the 'images' directory

15 August 2013 - 12:45 PM

I have been putting a lot of my product images on my store in directories other than the main 'images' directory. Does anyone know if this is a bad idea for any reason? I am wondering if cs-cart performs any special function on the 'images' directory which is not taking place for my images in the other directory.

If anyone has any thoughts about this please let me know.

Cheers

Clive
http://littleredgolfshop.com

Payment methods: Authorize and Capture vs. Authorize Only

02 August 2013 - 07:12 PM

I am using authorize.net as a gateway for my credit card payments. My problem is that when I have to refund a customer for whatever reason (whether the item is out of stock or it looks like a fraudulent credit card payment) then I am still getting charged by the Merchant Services Provider.

So I would like to change my setup so that I charge my customers when I am shipping their order rather than when they place their order online. Is this easy to do with cs-cart? Currently the Transaction Type is set to 'Authorize and Capture'. If I set this to 'Authorize Only', will this authorize the payment, but not charge the card until I tell it to via authorize.net?

It is really annoying that I am getting charged for orders that I am immediately canceling and refunding. I don't think that PayPal charge in this instance -- does anyone have any experience or advice with this stuff?

Thanks,

Clive
http://littleredgolfshop.com

Website not showing in google, but blog subdomain is

31 July 2013 - 01:55 PM

I'm not sure exactly what I'm doing wrong, but if I google my web site, i.e. "Little Red Golf Shop" (littleredgolfshop.com) it is not showing up in google at all, although the subdomain blog.littleredgolfshop.com is showing up, as are my facebook, twitter, etc.

I know that some people are finding my site through google, if they are searching for specific products that we have, but it is disconcerting that my main web site is not showing up when it is searched for directly.

Does anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong, or any suggestions???

Thanks

Clive

Reward Points: Override global/category point value -- can it be done for multiple prod...

27 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

I am using cs-cart version 3.

What I would like to do is override the reward point value for a large subset of products in my store -- actually I would like to set the reward point value to 0 for a subset of my products; there is a global points earned value associated with the remainder of my products.

The problem I am having is that I do not seem able to do this in a multiple-product way. It works fine for individual products, one-at-a-time, i.e., if I go into an 'Editing Product' page for an individual product, check the 'override global/category' box, set the 'Amount' to 0 and save, then that product no longer shows that one earns rewards points by purchasing it. On the other hand, if I check a group of products, then choose 'Edit Selected' from the 'Choose Action' menu, edit the 'override global/category', setting the 'Amount' to 0 for all of these products, then this does not actually have the desired effect -- customers will still see that they will earn points for these products. If I go into the 'Editing Product' page for any of these products, then the 'Reward points' section looks as expected, i.e. the 'override global/category' box is checked and the 'Amount's are all set to 0, but for some reason these values are not actually applied unless I click 'Save'. After clicking 'Save' the customer no longer sees the points earned by purchasing the product, but of course, only for that one particular product.

So even after editing the large group of products to have 0 points associated with them, I still need to go into each individual product and click 'Save' to actually have this applied. This does not seem right -- why can't the 'override global/category' setting be successfully altered for multiple products at a time? If I export the data after doing the edit for multiple products, then the 'Override exchange rate' field for these products is set to 'Y', as expected.

Given that, I would speculate that the problem is in the actual setting of the 'Amount' field (i.e. the amount of points to be awarded per product) to 0 in each case. There doesn't seem to be an available field to edit these amounts for multiple products -- could anyway advise me as to how I can set the 'Amount' field (i.e. relating to the 'Points earned per product') for multiple products at the same time -- or some other way in which I can set the rewarded points to 0 for a large group of products at the same time?

Thanks

Clive