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Out of stock products - What is best SEO-wise?


the.rampage.rado

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Hello,

 

Many times when I search for sports goods from previous years I open up sites that list those as out of stock and they are hidden in the normal product listings. But google sees this "half-inactive" product and shows a result. I click and open this site, otherwise I would not click this result.

 

Currently I set all old collection items to available - NO and I make 301 reddirect to analog product. So after some time I lose all those results in google.

 

In your opinion what is the best config for such products?

Availability - Yes
Visibility - Search only

or should I continue to 301 to new products?

I'm even not sure that the first scenario will result to the same behaviour I described in the start. If I enable search indexation will google 'search' for some products in order to get to those hiden products that are only search-visible?

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We do:

  • Enabled: Yes
  • Visibility: Nowhere
  • Availabel for order: No

Like this they still show up in search engines but not in the store.

For some products I'll add a text saying this one is discontinued but check out this new one and link to the new one.

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On 3/2/2023 at 12:12 AM, 30knees said:

We do:

  • Enabled: Yes
  • Visibility: Nowhere
  • Availabel for order: No

Like this they still show up in search engines but not in the store.

For some products I'll add a text saying this one is discontinued but check out this new one and link to the new one.

I'll try your setup for few products.

What if I have 'available for order' set to Yes and I have no stock? I believe nothing changes in FO?

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