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  • frenchomatic

    (@frenchomatic)


    This canconical page doesn’t exist

    mydomain/cat/my-category/page/

    but this one seems to

    mydomain/cat/my-category/amp/page/

    This of course produces an error in google console.

    The general problem is you have not fixed

    mydomain/something/amp/rubbish

    This just redirects and it should be a 404.

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  • Plugin Contributor ampforwp

    (@ampforwp)

    Hello Frenchomatic,

    Thank you for bringing this to us.

    With regards to your query, I’d recommend you to contact us at team@magazine3.com.

    Our team will personally debug and make sure that everything is working perfectly for you.

    email sent.

    Same problem

    For SEO it is problematic since it produces many 404 errors

    For users who do not want AMP in “tags or categories”, redirects should not exist.

    There are many themes and redirects is not a good idea

    Regards

    This has now been going round on various versions but never solved once and for all.

    If a page doesn’t exist then it is naturally a 404. What you don’t want is an infinite number of 301 redirects. Think about the load on a server if someone spams mydomain.com/amp/xxx mydomain.com/amp/xxxx etc All of these will redirect and load the home page mydomain.com/amp/ . This occurs with every amp url.

    There are two scenarios

    1. AMP takeover – mydomain.com/rubbish/ is a 404 (generated by the AMP plugin) – it currently works, mydomain.com/good-path/amp/ currently 301 redirects to mydomain.com/good-path/ but it should be a 404 generated by the AMP plugin.

    2. A mixed system of AMP and non AMP pages. mydomain.com/amp/rubbish/ should be a normal wordpress system 404 but it simply shows the content of mydomain.com but on the url mydomain.com/amp/rubbish/ This is very bad. It is like that for all urls – e.g. mydomain.com/goodpath/amp/rubbish/. Finally, mydomain.com/rubbish/amp/ does work correctly and gives a normal wordpress 404.

    It seems to me that the way to solve this is to test the normal wordpress system to see if a url is a good one in the first place. If not then it is a 404 and the AMP plugin only has one choice to make – either issue a wordpress canonical 404 or a AMP plugin variation if the site is in AMP takeover.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 4 weeks ago by  frenchomatic.
    • This reply was modified 7 months, 4 weeks ago by  frenchomatic.
    • This reply was modified 7 months, 4 weeks ago by  frenchomatic.

    In my case I decided to disable Archives [Category & Tags]. I had many mistakes. Even activating the option; Change End Point to? Amp

    Now I receive type errors:

    example. com/wordpress/page/

    When you should actually redirect to:

    example. com/wordpress

    That causes bad SEO, since there are many (hundreds) 404 errors, and Google does not like it.

    Disabling categories and tags solves part of the problem in that you don’t get AMP pages for those. However, it would be better if tags and categories were treated separately. Generally speaking 404 error handling doesn’t work correctly.

    your example. com/wordpress/page/

    This should be a 404 as the page doesn’t exist whether it is AMP or not. It should not be doing a 301.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 4 weeks ago by  frenchomatic.

    In my case:

    1.- I have deactivated categories and tag
    2.- I receive errors type: example. com / wordpress / page / 8 /? amp
    3.- The previous url redirects to: example. com / wordpress / page
    4.- That url does not exist (404 error).
    5.- Yes, there is the url: example. com / wordpress /

    The plugin performs an incorrect redirect. So it generates a very serious SEO problem.

    Plugin Contributor ampforwp

    (@ampforwp)

    Hi Manuwp09,

    I apologize for the inconvenience caused.

    I recommend you to contact us at team@magazine3.com.

    Our team will debug and make sure that everything is working perfectly for you.

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