For the past 3 months I’ve been developing, building, populating, and promoting a Shopify ecommerce store. I transitioned from a self hosted WordPress website, utilizing Premium Press to sell product to Shopify. The transaction has been as smooth as can be expected, but it’s caused me to raise a lot of questions. Specifically, it’s forced me to ask the question, why is Shopify disallowing my Blogs in the Robots.txt file?
Thankfully, the answer is that I just don’t know what I’m talking about. I simply do not know as much about web marketing and SEO as I thought I did. The Robots.txt file on all Shopify stores looks incorrect, but it’s done properly to save your ecommerce store from yourself. Allow me to explain why it’s important to block Shopify blogs and collections in the Robots.txt file.