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Managing URLs in an E-commerce site is headache

Discussion in 'eCommerce' started by Bhumika Jadhav, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hello,
    I have an e-commerce site which sells women clothing. Every few days some items go out of stock and we delete the product rather than showing OUT OF STOCK to avoid loading on site. Problem comes to webmaster tools which continuously throws "Not found errors".
    I know i can remove that page with REMOVE URL option from webmaster but what next, when again those items are available in-stock.

    Any help will be appreciated!
    Regards,
    Bhumika
    Bhumika Jadhav, Jul 31, 2013 IP
  2. theinternetmarketingkid

    theinternetmarketingkid Peon

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    #2
    What eCommerce platform are you using?
  3. Bhumika Jadhav

    Bhumika Jadhav Greenhorn

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    #3
    Hello, the internetmarketingkid it is developed in .net
    Bhumika Jadhav, Aug 5, 2013 IP
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    #4
    I would strongly suggest you leave the products advertised on your site (but show out of stock) rather than deleting them. This way you get to keep all SEO benefits, and you get people to come to your site rather than going elsewhere!

    I am not sure what do you mean by loading on site, but what you are doing now is not a good ecommerce & seo practice.
    hhsaus, Aug 5, 2013 IP
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    Web901 Member

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    #5
    It`s better to indicate out of stock icon like they do in all e-commerce websites, not to renew the sitemap in webmaster tools
    Web901, Aug 5, 2013 IP
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    sigmainfo Active Member

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    #6
    You can rather switch over a new opensource ecommerce platform such as shopify, magento etc. You will not face such issues then.
    sigmainfo, Aug 6, 2013 IP
  7. Bhumika Jadhav

    Bhumika Jadhav Greenhorn

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    Hello, thanks for your response.
    Its not possible for 10 to 12 sites to switch to another platform in terms of Costs + Time
    Bhumika Jadhav, Aug 13, 2013 IP
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    Bhumika Jadhav Greenhorn

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    #8
    hey, thanx for responding.

    What if i don't sell those products anymore once it is out of stock.
    Suppose if i keep marking those products out of stock, don't you thing those unused products will be one of the reason for page speed issues.
    Bhumika Jadhav, Aug 13, 2013 IP