One SEO professional asked John Mueller during the submitted Question and Answer segment about AMP articles.
Their question was: they have a search appearance filter that shows AMP articles that appear in search.
But, the URLs that appear under an article filter are non-AMP URLs.
Does Search Console show the canonical for these URLs, or is it a reporting issue?
John explained that in Search Console, they do try and show the canonical URls in the performance report.
It’s not 100 percent perfect, because there are certain kinds of URLs that they report on slightly differently.
But, they do try and show, for the most part, the canonical URls. So they would not be surprised if they see the canonical URL in the general performance report on AMP.
John believes that there’s also a separate AMP report, which they can double check on, but he is not sure that there is…he’s a little confused.
But, this may also be one place to check. In any case, John would not see it as an issue on their side, if they are showing canonical URLs. That’s how they WANT Search Console to do it.
Again, however, it’s not 100 percent consistent because for some types of search appearances, Google does show the way they show them, which may also include the hash in the URL for including a link to a specific section of a page.
This happens at approximately the 38:16 mark in the video.