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Google indexes non-canonical m.wikipedia.org URLs
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https://www.google.it/search?q=site:m.wikipedia.org finds 636 000 results here. m.wikipedia.org URLs are seen on desktop searches with "normal" keywords as well, mixed with main site.

For instance https://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbeidswaardetheorie, despite its having <link rel="canonical" href="http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbeidswaardetheorie" />

Cf. T28115: Interwiki redirects via URL and other 301s are indexed by Google search.

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Now, there are 7 500 000 results, many of them are redirects (to sections).

Krinkle lowered the priority of this task from High to Low.Sep 25 2015, 4:32 AM
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Please verify if you can find a genuine search result for m.wikipedia.org with a query that doesn't explicitly force inurl: or site:.

See https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T67402#1571061 and https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T48424#1673536 for why.