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 indexing of filters with the selected characteristics in select 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.
This setting enables indexing of filters in select categories.
How to Set Up:
Go to section SEO → Indexed Filters and click Add.
Complete the fields:
Name: internal reference required for identification in the control panel.
Section: select the target category for filtering
Filter 1 and Filter 2: select the properties 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. Select checkbox Activate and click Save.
Attention: the setting only applies to the page selected previously in the “Section” field. The setting does not apply to child categories — 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 settings.
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 select combination of filters.
How to Set Up:
1. Go to section SEO → Indexed Filters and click Add.
2. Complete the fields:
Page Title: this information appears in <title> tags unless they are assigned specific values.
Alias: the page ID used for generating page URL.
Section: the selected section the current preset is being created for.
Reference: a short reference for the filtering page you wish to replace with the preset
For example: for links such as http://horoshop.dev/katalog/filter/parent=1021;price=100-289/ you only need to put in "parent=1021;price=100-289”
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: 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.