The URL is one of a set of duplicate URLs without an explicitly marked canonical page. You explicitly asked this URL to be indexed, but because it is a duplicate, and Google thinks that another URL is a better candidate for canonical, Google did not index this URL. Instead, we indexed the canonical that we selected. The difference between this status and “Google chose different canonical than user” is that, in this case, you explicitly requested indexing.

What To Do: If you are properly using canonical tags, there is nothing to do so long as you are using canonical tags to tell Google what page to prefer. It may not be necessary to include non-canonical URLs in your sitemap, but I have found it helpful as Google will index some of these non-canonical URLs and display them in the search results.

3 thoughts on “Submitted URL not selected as canonical [Google Search Console / Webmaster Tools]

    1. It would be best to use the https as canonical given Google’s recent push for https and the small ranking boost https now receives.

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