Many people haven’t realized that Google is requiring everyone to go through a 2-Tier system before their articles will be indexed by AMP…but Google is never much on great communication with the ‘common folk’.
The biggest mistake many users of these AMP plugins are also making is that you have to keep an eye on your Google Webmaster Tools with the new AMP Accelerated Mobile Pages section. You will be able to see if your articles are getting indexed plus how many errors there are.
As Google is slow, it can take 3-5 days for you to realize that there are any problems, and then another 3-5 days after fixing for them to be realized by Google.
Sadly, we installed PageFrog and loved the fact that it really improves the look of your articles on AMP, but after three days, we noticed that that new articles published were redirecting to AMP properly, but the older articles were just redirecting back to the original link. I think we were so excited to have things working and looking good that we didn’t notice the problem for a few days.
Then on Day 4 of installing PageFrog our Google Indexed AMP pages plummeted from 4K to 1K and then all the way down to 0 by Day 5.
We did all the deactivating of the Yoast Glue plugin along with the AMP plugin just to see which one was causing the strange redirect issue, but sadly it kept coming up for PageFrog.
Even after the developers updated it to turn off plugins that might raise AMP errors, the redirect problem remained.
After keeping PageFrog deactivated for 4 days, our AMP indexed pages are back up to 4K. I’m still having our developer figure out what could be causing this as I think this is a great plugin for what it wants to do.
If anyone else has had this issue with your AMP indexed pages dropping, let the developers know too as they are working hard to figure out fixes for so many of these issues that are beginning to rear their heads.
Even the AMP plugin developers are realizing that there are way more issues beginning to crop up as this switchover is pretty big and there are so many moving parts.
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