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12:10 am on Apr 22, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

I'm on Wordpress website and when i tried to setup amp version for our website, i find AMP plugin which works well. The problem is that each amp page contains nofollow tag to his regular version.
"rel="nofollow">View Non-AMP Version"

DO i need to keep this nofollow attribute (internal nofollow isn't good for seo) or i need to remove if from plugin (need to hardcode plugin)

any advice ?
10:31 am on Apr 22, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I guess this is to avoid duplicate content penalty that the author of this plug-in did it. Since both your Non-AMP and AMP pages will have strictly the same content.
12:18 pm on Apr 22, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Good question. I haven't had a chance to really play around with AMP and AMP plugins yet.

My feeling on this is to remove the nofollow's. For your own pages, you should only use nofollow on internal pages you never want to index. These type of pages most likely would also contain the NOINDEX meta tag as well. I am thinking of pages like editors, print versions of the page, etc.

You shouldn't have to worry about duplicate contain as Google should realize these are AMP pages and are meant for a mobile device. I would also add a canonical link on the AMP page back to the main page of the content.
6:49 pm on Apr 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Jester,

So your suggestions:
1. remove nofollow to regular page
2. add canonical to AMP page
12:48 am on Apr 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I thought having link tags in head section of both versions of page was part of the AMP standard anyway, so I would have thought a plugin would have generated these tags for you?

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10:48 am on Apr 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Yes
 

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