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willy99
VP-ASP New User

Italy
108 Posts

Posted - July 21 2010 :  12:07:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,
today I have experienced this problem.

Some weeks ago in tha control panel product I flag YES on the filed that hide a product.

Today I have received an order related to the product I hid.

The problem seem to be that the customer found and seen my product with Google and google send the customer directly on the html page of the hidden product, and the customer was able to order the product.

There is a solution for this problem ?

thanks

Steve2507
VP-ASP Expert

590 Posts

Posted - July 21 2010 :  17:22:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We had the same problem - here's the solution (that worked for us anyway).

Create a new expanded view template, based on the original tmp_product.htm file. But remove any reference to the order button. In this file add in a message that says something like "this item has either been discontinued or is currently out of stock". Keep any cross selling you may have as this will help seo.

Then open shopexd.asp and locate Sub GetTemplate. Just before the end sub enter this code:
if tmpRS("hide")<>False then
template="THE NAME OF YOUR NEW TEMPLATE"
end if
The beauty of this system is that it keeps your discontinued pages available for search engines to spider so helping your internal link structure whilst explaining to a user why they can't buy the product (instead of creating a 404 error page).

For an example of how this works have a look at this page (remember we sell adult toys) - http://www.temptationsdirect.co.uk/x/11831/Buy/Wiggle-Wand.html

Hope this helps.

Forgot to mention. If you search G for "top cat wiggle wand" (which is what this roduct is) we still come up at 7th.


Steve
Sex toys from a UK sex shop including vibrators and dildos.

Edited by - Steve2507 on July 21 2010 17:26:16
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willy99
VP-ASP New User

Italy
108 Posts

Posted - July 23 2010 :  10:20:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thank you.

I found another soultions: I put "stock = 0"
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Steve2507
VP-ASP Expert

590 Posts

Posted - July 23 2010 :  10:32:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by willy99

thank you.

I found another soultions: I put "stock = 0"



Do you mean in the description?

If so you will probably still get someone order the item if the order button is visible. I know this from experience.


Steve
Sex toys from a UK sex shop including vibrators and dildos.
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willy99
VP-ASP New User

Italy
108 Posts

Posted - July 23 2010 :  10:40:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
NO, in the product setup.
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