Does your online store have ambitions to sell globally? For that, you need a technical setup to rank your website in Google for different locations.
As an e-commerce platform, Shopify does not offer tools to help you support international SEO out of the box, so you will need to do things yourself, such as adding canonical & hreflang Tags to your website URL structure. This article offers tips on how to go about adding these tags to your Shopify store so that you can start targeting more customers from different parts of the world.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can you use Shopify in different countries without hreflang?
If you use Shopify with hreflang, you don’t indicate having different languages in different locations. That’s why using Shopify in different countries without hreflangs results in poor SEO promotion.
What are other best practices for international store SEO optimization?
Working on hreflang and canonical tags is only one of the best practices for international store SEO optimization. For more, check out our SEO optimization guide on Shopify.
Can I only use hreflang for my Shopify online store?
We don’t recommend working on hreflang tags only to avoid conflicting hreflang and rel=canonical in your store.
Are there extensions for the Shopify store to do international SEO?
Yes, for example, you can use a Hreflang Manager app extension on Shopify, specifically designed by our development team to guide customers to their localized shops.