Setting your online store preferences

You can edit the title and meta description of your online store, add tracking codes, and enable a password page on the Preferences page.

Edit the title and meta description

You can set the page title and meta description for your online store home page. These will display in search engine results. Use descriptive text and keywords to improve the search engine ranking for your online store. Learn more about search engine optimization.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Preferences.

  2. In the Title and meta description section, enter a title and meta description for your store.

  3. Click Save.

Add tracking information for Google Analytics

Google Analytics lets you track visitors, sessions, and other customer behavior on your store. Use the Google analytics section on the Preferences page to set up your Google Analytics so that your online store keeps track of relevant data.

Enable or disable the password page

You can restrict customer access to your online store by enabling the password page in the Password protection section. The password page is a landing page that adds password protection to your online store. You can give the password that you create to customers that you want to be able to visit your store.

Learn more about enabling, disabling, and customizing the password page.

Protect your store with Google reCAPTCHA

Google reCAPTCHA helps analyze the behavior of visitors to your online store to block spam from bots. Google reCAPTCHA also reduces friction for real users by eliminating captcha challenges and is enabled by default on all Shopify stores.

Google reCAPTCHA can appear in the following locations of your online store:

  • in contact and comment forms
  • on login, create account, and password recovery pages

Using Google reCAPTCHA might require some customers to complete a Google reCAPTCHA task. Learn more about how to enable and disable Google reCAPTCHA for your online store.

To learn more about editing Google reCAPTCHA in themes, visit Shopify.dev.

Enable or disable reCAPTCHA on online store

Google reCAPTCHA is enabled by default on all Shopify stores.

The Google reCAPTCHA logo appears on the location it is enabled for:

reCAPTCHA logo

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Preferences.
  2. In the Spam protection section, you can check to enable or uncheck to disable Google reCAPTCHA for that location:

Google reCAPTCHA on contact and comment forms

Use Google reCAPTCHA on contact forms and blog comments to minimize incoming spam from bots. Google reCAPTCHA is enabled by default on all Shopify stores.

When Google reCAPTCHA is enabled, customers who make multiple comments, or enter comments from an email addresses that Google considers is suspicious, are asked to enter a CAPTCHA to make sure that they're legitimate users.

Google reCAPTCHA on login, create account and password recovery pages

Use Google reCAPTCHA on login pages, create account pages, and password recovery forms to minimize unwanted traffic to your store. Google reCAPTCHA is enabled by default on all Shopify stores.

When Google reCAPTCHA is enabled, customers who make multiple attempts to log in, create accounts, or reset their passwords are asked to enter a CAPTCHA to make sure that they're legitimate users.

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