Will hiding out-of-stock items affect my store's SEO?

Asked 8 months ago

I was just wondering what the impacts of hiding out-of-stock products are on search engine optimization for my Shopify store.

Chris Best

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Hiding out-of-stock items on Shopify may affect your SEO. I say may, because there are arguments that it doesn't, but by hiding products you will break any links directed to said product, as well as make the product details unavailable to search engines for crawling, not to mention the dent in user experience.

It's a much better idea to use an inventory sorting app like Bestsellers reSort, which will simply push your sold-out products to the bottom of the list while bringing your best sellers to the top. You can of course do this manually, but it will be incredibly time-consuming as your inventory will constantly change.

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