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AMP Page URL is noindex

Understanding and Resolving the 'Noindex' Issue on AMP Pages

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) are designed for speed and efficiency in mobile browsing. However, when an AMP page is marked as 'noindex', it signals search engines not to index the page, making it invisible in search results. This directly contradicts the purpose of AMP, which is to enhance visibility and accessibility in mobile search results.


The Core Issue

  • An AMP page marked as 'noindex' will not appear in search results.

  • This setting negates the primary advantage of AMP pages, which is faster loading times for content in mobile search results.


Identifying the Problem

This issue arises when an AMP URL contains a 'noindex' directive, either in the HTML or the HTTP header. This directive instructs search engines to exclude the page from their indices.


Examples of Triggering Conditions

Consider an AMP URL like https://example.com/page-a/amp/. The 'noindex' issue would arise if:

  1. The HTML contains a meta tag specifying 'noindex':

  2. The HTTP header includes a 'noindex' directive:

Resolution Strategies

  1. Review AMP URLs:

  • Conduct a thorough audit of your AMP pages to check for 'noindex' directives.

  1. Modify HTML or HTTP Headers:

  • Remove any 'noindex' directives from the AMP pages.

  • Ensure that both the HTML and HTTP headers of these pages are correctly configured to allow indexing.

Loud Interactive's Approach

At Loud Interactive, we focus on optimizing AMP pages for better search engine visibility. Our team can assist in auditing and modifying AMP pages to ensure they are indexed correctly, enhancing their effectiveness in mobile search results.

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