Support » Plugin: AMP » Pages stopped ranking after enabling mobile redirect

  • Resolved matthewstringer


    Hi there, we recently installed and enabled for Reader mode the official AMP plugin. However, we noticed something odd; after turning on the “Redirect mobile visitors to AMP” these pages, which routinely indexed and ranked decently in SERPs, simply stopped indexing/ranking. This seemed especially unusual considering the AMP pages are much faster and have better PageSpeed scores, etc. We are also using Yoast, and can confirm that the alternate tag is on the normal posts, and the canonical one is on the AMP posts. I did see something about Google maybe not liking a certain size payload in the HEAD on AMP posts, but I’m not sure exactly that that is the issue here. Forgive me if I need to do more research, but this all seemed unusual. I know AMP can also take some days to start indexing, but this was such a concern that we actually turned off the redirect switch, and unfortunately now, neither the regular nor the AMP are indexing now.

    Thanks for any help you can offer in advance! I should note we are only using AMP on Singular posts and we verified that the AMP cache at Google’s CDN actually has our posts.

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  • Plugin Support Milind More


    Hello @matthewstringer

    The mobile redirection doesn’t have any bearing on crawling URLs, When your site is being crawled by bots it looks for rel="amphtml" on non-AMP pages and rel=”canonical” on AMP pages.

    I will recommend creating a new post or using the URL inspector tool to check and verify if your pages have been crawled.

    Additionally, please contact Search Central Support as they can advise you better on this part.

    Thread Starter matthewstringer


    Thank you, Milind. I am beginning to think this is just some small lack of patience on our part as we are seeing our older posts’ AMP pages rank normally, so maybe it’s just impacting the most recent stuff. I’ll also post the matter in Search Central Support.

    Thank you again! Great plugin!

    Plugin Support Bethany Chobanian Lang


    @matthewstringer No problem at all, glad we were able to help! Please do feel free to leave a review – we’d love to hear your feedback on the plugin.

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