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Google: Accelerated Mobile Pages ( AMP ) and How to Integrate AMP into WordPress

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Have you been to a website where the pages virtually crawl to open? That is very frustrating and stressful well according to research, websites with more than 3 – 5 seconds load time always have their audience leave immediately to an alternative. Google Accelerated Mobile Pages also known AMP, makes websites load fast and I mean really fast. But that speed comes with a few changes to how a website or blog loads. AMP is a Google-backed project intended as an open standard for any publisher to have pages load quickly on mobile devices.

The AMP Project was formally announced on Oct. 7, 2015, with support from Google, Twitter, WordPress and several publishers and other companies. Google AMP powered pages are almost the same as Facebook Instant Articles.

The only disadvantage here is the fact that AMP like Instant Articles strips JavaScript totally from websites, removes most sponsored ads (Facebook Instant Articles strictly also Facebook Ads and Google AMP allows only Adsense ads). Google serves AMP pages from its own dedicated servers,  all AMP links indexed by Google have a thunder-bolt sign beside them. Facebook Instant Articles also have the same symbol at the top-right corner Open Graph generated links.

With AMP, you create an alternate version of your site that conforms to the specifications published by the AMP project. These standards are a lot like traditional HTML, but pared down to what Google considers to be the bare minimum. Typically you will give your AMP-optimized site a separate address, for example: yoursite.com/yourpage/amp. If you use WordPress, there’s actually a plugin will automatically create these alternate versions and help Google find them.

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AMP-optimized new stories now appear at the top of Google’s mobile search results. That sounds great for publishers who have decided to build AMP sites, but there’s a big catch: if readers decide to share a link to an AMP page they’ve clicked on through a Google search, the link points to Google.com (for example, google.com/amp/yoursite.com/yourpage/amp), not to your site. A Google spokesperson confirms that there isn’t a way to both have your AMP-optimized appear in Google’s prioritized search listings without having that content hosted on Google’s AMP Cache servers.

Link leads to an AMP version of this post

Get Started with AMP

This article zeros in on how to create integrate Google AMP into your wordpress blog. How To Get Started With Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) . The first video below teaches you how to implement AMP using Yoast SEO plugin. This option is mostly appropriate for blog with Yoast.  Its is very important to note that AMP currently works only on link post and not pages.

Plugins Needed Before You Watch the video Below:


Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP



This Next Video helps you integrate Google AMP and Facebook Instant Articles with just one plugin called Facebook Instant Articles & Google AMP Pages by PageFrog . Click to download Now



After integration download AMP Validator from Chrome Web Store. This chrome extension helps to identify errors on your link post.

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