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Shopify allows store owners to edit their robots.txt file

2021.06.28

All Shopify stores start with the same robots.txt, which the company says works for most sites, but now the file can be edited through the robots.txt.liquid theme template.

You can edit the file through the robots.txt.liquid theme template. You can make the following edits:

  1. allow or disallow certain URLs from being crawled
  2. add crawl-delay rules for certain crawlers
  3. add extra sitemap URLs
  4. block certain crawlers

Shopify warns that editing the robots.txt.liquid file is an unsupported customization, which means their support team can’t help with edits.