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  • Hi,

    Just after upgrade to the last version of WooCommerce and Wootique I noticed that there are 2 custom fields called seo_follow and seo_noindex with the value “false”.

    Since then, none of the new added products have been indexed by Google. I didn’t touch anything related to SEO since the initial setup.

    These custom fields have a direct relation with search engines indexing or it’s just that Google didn’t visit the website?


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  • Plugin Author Mike Jolley


    I think you may just be impatient 🙂

    Those fields are used by some SEO plugins – the reason you’ve never noticed them before is pre 1.4 the custom fields panel was hidden.

    Almost 3 days later and Google hasn’t indexed any of the new products on my site. This happened after upgrade.

    Results appear on Google as “” and as text of related products of stuff that was already indexed by Google before the upgrade i.g: “ New products URLs are not indexed.

    Looking at the source code all seems ok: <meta name="robots" content="index, follow" />

    Using WooTique 1.2, WooCommerce 1.4.1 and framework v 5.1.6.

    I own many WordPress websites and Google index the sites quickly, some of them in under 3 minutes.


    Can someone give me an answer to this. If I want Google to index my site do I set:

    seo_follow = false
    seo_noindex = false


    seo_follow = true
    seo_noindex = true

    I can’t seem to find a straight answer to this online anywhere 🙁


    PS: this is a “custom fields” setting I also noticed on each individual product page of my woo-commerce site… would I have to change them all individually, if they *do* need to be changed?

    A short explanation:

    Follow = Search enginges should follow the links on the site and inherit linkjuice…
    noindex = Search enginges SHOULD NOT index the website.

    So if you want your sites to be indexed and followed, your settings should be:
    seo_follow = true
    seo_noindex = false


    Thank you so much for this!

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