Tarun Gupta

Have Questions on AMP Indexing? Here are the Answers

Tarun Gupta December 11th, 2018 Search Engine Optimization no comments.

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Google has answered some of the very pertinent questions about AMP indexing issues. These were the questions that webmasters wanted to have answers for. Let’s pick them one by one.


AMP Indexing FAQ:

Q1: What's the time that AMP Pages take to show up in the search result.


A: When it comes to indexing, AMP is no exceptions. It’s treated like any other regular web page. Google gives no exclusive treatment to Accelerated Mobile Pages.


Q2: If user launches X number of AMP pages, how long the indexing will take?

A: Again, whether it’s a regular page or an AMP page, Google treats both of them equal.


Q3: Does Google addresses indexing of homepage versus another page?

A: No, both an AMP home page and another page go through the same indexing flow. However, the changes may reflect in crawl frequency. This change depends on how often the primary content changes.


Q4: Does frequent changes in page content impact in indexing?

A: No, that doesn’t affect the way indexing is done. You may keep adding fresh and engaging content Change in without fearing indexing.


Q5: Does AMP speed up the indexing process?

A: Eventually, AMP pages helps webmasters with sitemaps and/or submitting pages through Search Console.


Q6: Does AMP impact search rankings as well?

A: No, that isn’t the case. AMP on its own doesn’t influence rankings. Though, speed is decisive for rankings, there are cases when pages can made fast loading without AMP.


Q7: Should it be a concern if only a small percentage of AMP pages have been indexed?

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A: No, it won’t be a problem. It may be that Google hasn’t yet discovered those pages yet. Over time, remaining pages will be indexed.


Q8: Why both the AMP and non-AMP results appear in search?

A: This is because Google treats both the pages as different document if it cannot see a connection between the AMP version and its canonical version.


Q9: Should a webmaster tag AMP pages differently when there is a separate desktop and mobile site?

A: Yes. AMP should point to desktop with link rel=”canonical”. Desktop should point to AMP with link rel=”amphtml”.


Q10: What could be the reason if AMP pages are not showing up in the top stories carousel?

A: Eligibility for a certain search feature doesn’t guarantee the display of that feature.


Q11: What could be the reason if AMP pages are not showing up in the top stories carousel?

A: Eligibility for a certain search feature doesn’t guarantee the display of that feature.


These are some important questions related to Accelerated Mobile Pages. Google received multiple queries from the webmasters who were concerned about AMP and its impact on website traffic, visibility and rankings. Stay tuned for more on the AMP FAQs coming your ways.


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