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I have a WordPress-based website with the "AMP for WP" plugin installed. It seems to be configured properly so that AMP pages point to respective non-AMP pages with "rel canonical", but I noticed some AMP pages showed up in Google search results even on a desktop browser.

What could cause that and how to make sure AMP pages are shown in SERP only for mobile?

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In the past, there have been several bugs related to AMP pages showing up in desktop searchers, that might be another one.

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In addition to that, Google has been suffering in the last 5 months several bugs related to the indexation of new content. This is being a hard year for Google as they are changing a lot of things.

My guess is that is just a bug that will be fixed in the short term but it could also be a test to check how AMPs pages respond for certains searchers in desktop. Nothing official has been said about that in the past days.

  • Google is making everything under their control. A Good example is AMP. – YoYo Hai Oct 19 at 4:42
  • Indeed. In addition to AMP we have PWA, Firebase, Google Cloud, Google CDN, booking in hotels and restaurants directly from the SERPs, etc. – Emirodgar Oct 21 at 15:25

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