AMP Page URL is noindex

This means that the URL in question defines an AMP Page URL that is noindex.

Why is this important?

If an AMP Page URL is noindex, this gives an explicit directive to search engines that they should NOT index the page, which means it will not end up in search results. Since AMP is designed to be accessed through search results, this defeats the object of creating AMP pages in the first place.

What does the Hint check?

This Hint will trigger for any internal URL which references an AMP Page, where the AMP page is noindex.

Examples that trigger this Hint

Consider the URL: https://example.com/page-a/

The Hint would trigger for this URL if it included a <link> tag that referenced an AMP page:

<link rel="amphtml" href="https://example.com/page-a/amp/">

where this AMP page had a noindex directive in the HTML or HTTP header;

Meta noindex in the <head>,

<!doctype html>
<html >
<head>
<title>example</title>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">
...
</head>
<body>...</body>
</html>

OR in the HTTP header:

HTTP/... 200 OK
...
X-Robots-Tag: noindex

How do you resolve this issue?

AMP URLs need to be indexable, in order to be included in search results. So remove any noindex directives from AMP pages, ensuring to check both the HTML and the HTTP header.

Ready to try Sitebulb?
Start your free 14 day trial now

Start Free Trial