Automatic canonical tag creation in newest version product cardsAutor: John W.
I am just curious, I have not uploaded to the newest update yet, but I did read through the change logs. It says in version upgrade 2021.2.3 that canonical tags will be created automatically for the product cart entries.
So four questions:
a) I know where the canonical tag goes, and I understand this means a static webpage URL is being created. Does the URL for the canonical tag automatically get added into the sitemap.xml file? Or will there be an option like with regular pages to ask it to exclude if you wanted it to? I would think that if all these additional URL's are going to be created, it will give you a huge boost with Google when it recognizes all these new pages added. And if only the cart info is on a page, should be very fast loading pages making the mobile crowd happy too. A plus for user experience.
b) Related to the above question. If the new URL is created. An entry goes in the sitemap file. Search Consule finds and indexes the page. But then a product becomes discontinued. You remove it or do not include it any more on any page in your website. What happens in sitemap.xml, Google Search Counsule, and in regard to broken links?
Thus, if you remove a product and its URL was indexed, will we now have to jump into our .htaccess file and tell it of the 301 redirect to another product or a fair substitute, or Sorry Charlie, ya ain't gonna get it.
Before I dive into this new product card creating a URL for everything page, just wondering what work could be involved as products become discontinued.
c) Is the program creating a separate page for every product card you create, or only active cards on established pages? And then, if you list the same product card on multiple pages, for example, I have LED power drivers that work with various lights, so I drop the driver product card on several pages for ease of use to the user. Will it create duplicate canonical tags and URLS's.
d) How does the consumer get to these pages? What part of the product card is automatically becoming a link to these pages? Right now, I have many multiple images on my cards. Click the picture, a menu appears with thumbnails of other pictures to view. So what will become the defualt linking criteria that brings people to the product card pages?
Thanks. I hope someone has the technical answers to the above.