Filter indexing

How to enable indexing for website filters and set up meta tags for filtering pages

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Indexing is disabled for all filter pages on the website by default.

There are two methods of enabling the necessary filters for indexing:

  • Indexed filters: enable filters indexing with the selected attributes in selected categories. You can also define rules for generating h1, title, and description meta tags using SEO templates for such pages.

  • Filter Presets: also enables indexing of filters with the selected characteristics in select categories, and allows creating presets with unique values for URL, H1, title, description, and SEO text for a specific combination of filters.

Indexed filters

This setting enables indexing of filters in selected categories.

How to Set Up:

  1. Go to MarketingSEO → Filters to index section and click Add.

  2. Complete the fields:

    • Title: internal reference required for identification in the admin panel.

    • Category: select the target category for filtering

    • Filter #1 and Filter #2: select the attributes to trigger filtering. You can only choose from the filters available for the given section. If two filters are selected simultaneously, indexing also applies to their cross-references.

  3. Check the Active box and click Save.

Filters to index — Cartum

Attention: the setting only applies to the page selected in the Category field. The setting does not apply to nested subcategories — dedicated rules have to be set up for each subcategory as necessary.

Meta Tags on Filter Page

Filter pages with indexing disabled contain meta tag <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">.

Pages with indexing enabled contain meta tag <meta name="robots" content="all">.

To set up rules for generating h1, title, meta-keywords, and meta-description meta tags, use SEO Templates section.

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Filter Presets

Besides enabling indexing for filters, this setting also allows to define unique values for URL, title, H1, meta-keywords, meta-description and SEO text for a selected combination of filters.

How to Set Up:

  1. Go to MarketingSEO → Filter presets section and click Add.

  2. Complete the fields:

    • Page title: this information appears in <title> tags unless they are assigned specific values.

    • URL: the page ID used for generating page URL.

    • Category: the selected section the current preset is being created for.

    • Filter parameters (url): a short reference for the filtering page you wish to replace with the preset.

For example: for links such as http://myshop.com/catalog/filter/parent=1021;price=100-289/ you only need to put in "parent=1021;price=100-289”.

Filter Presets — Cartum

  • HTML title: a unique value for the <title> tag.

  • Meta-keywords: a unique value for the <meta keywords> tag.

  • Meta-description: a unique value for the <meta description> tag.

  • SEO text: a unique value for the SEO text.

  • h1 title: a unique value for the < h1> tag.

Once the preset is created and enabled, the filtering page becomes a fully functional landing page with its own unique URL and SEO properties. The link to the page is contained in the filter and sitemap.xml file.

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