For newbie bloggers, it is always been a learning phase throughout their blogging journey, as there is always something to learn in blogging. One such thing to learn in blogging for success is implementing AMP (accelerated mobile pages) for your blog.
As Google is always tweaking its algorithm for the best search results for their user, SEO’s constantly need to update their sites for higher ranking. Google loves speed, and while Google is moving its search result index to mobile. It is crucial for any blogger to implement AMP.
What is AMP?
AMP project was started by Google in response to facebook instant articles with an aim to make web pages load faster on mobile devices.
Basically, AMP is the chopped down version of a web page, which is meant to load faster on mobile devices. AMP is an open-source HTML standard, which is just a stripped-down version of web pages. which contains all the important content.
AMP will be favoring speed over design.
Why We Need AMP?
Google loves speed and Google is moving its index to mobile-first. The majority of the visitor to your blog will be from mobile devices.
The Mobile-first index basically means that Google will be trying to display results for mobile as the primary results in the SERP (search engine result page).
Implementing AMP in WordPress
Implementing AMP for your blog takes just 5-10 minutes. Just log in to your WordPress dashboard. Inside your wp dashboard in the plugins section, go to add plugin and search for AMP. The two best AMP plugins are AMP by AMP project contributors and AMP for WP by Ahmed Kaludi, Mohammed Kaludi.
Out of the two plugins go for the AMP for WP, as this one has a lot of features to explore and allows you to insert your Adsense ad units in your WP pages.
After selecting a plugin select to activate, and you are done with implementing AMP for your blog. Basically, the plugin does just one thing that it applies /amp/ to your blog URLs.
To check whether AMP has been successfully implemented for your blog you need to validate them. Validating your site for successful AMP implementation is simple.
Just go to google and search AMP TEST – Google search console. Just go to the site where you will be presented with a web page to test your site URL.enter your site URL and you are done. Now it starts to validate if your site has an AMP version.
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