If you use a Content Management System (CMS) to serve AMP from a search result page, check the product's help pages for instructions on disabling AMP.
If you don't use a CMS and need to remove AMP from search results, choose one of the three methods detailed below. Google recommends method 1 or 2 over method 3. Method 3 is an immediate way to remove AMP, but it displays an error to the user.
For CMS users
Check your CMS provider's help page for details on how to remove AMP:
If your site is hosted on a CMS domain, the CMS should redirect users to the non-AMP canonical page after AMP is disabled. If the redirect does not occur, contact your CMS provider for assistance.
Method 1: Remove AMP from Google Search
Use this method to remove your AMP pages from Google Search without displaying an error to the user.
- Remove the
rel="amphtml"link from the canonical page in the source code.
- Configure your server to return either an HTTP 301 Moved Permanently or 302 Found response for the removed AMP page.
- Configure a redirect from the removed AMP page to the canonical page.
- Verify the removal of your AMP page by searching for your content using Google Search. To verify removal of a large number of AMP pages, use the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) report.
Method 2: Remove AMP from Google Search and non-Google platforms
Use this method to remove your AMP page from Google Search and Google AMP Cache while keeping permalinks to the removed pages.
- Remove the
rel="amphtml"link from your canonical page's HTML source.
- Add a 'noindex' header or
noindexmeta tag to prevent Googlebot from crawling your AMP pages.
- Submit an updated sitemap through the Google Search Console or using the Webmaster Tools API that excludes your AMP pages.
- Verify the removal of your AMP page by searching for your content using Google Search. To verify removal of a large number of AMP pages, use Search Console AMP report.
- Remove your AMP page so that it is no longer accessible.
- Configure your server to send an HTTP 404 Not Found for your removed AMP page to Google user-agents, such as Googlebot. This will ensure that Google AMP Cache does not serve stale content to other platforms.
- If you want to keep permalinks active, configure your server to send an HTTP 301 Redirect for your removed AMP page to your canonical page.
Method 3: Stop serving AMP from Google Search as quickly as possible
- Delete the AMP page from your server.
- Ensure your server returns a HTTP 404 Not Found response for the deleted file.
- Remove the
rel="amphtml"link from canonical page's HTML source for each AMP page that you deleted in step 1.
- Ask Google to recrawl the canonical page.
- Repeat steps 1-4 for each AMP page that you want to remove.