13 Feb '18, 1pm

Google Launches AMP Stories & Visual Stories In Mobile Search

Google launched this morning at the AMP Conference something they are calling AMP Stories. They are swipeable user interfaces that tell you a story. Google describes them as a "mobile-focused format for delivering news and information as visually rich, tap-through stories." Here is a video demo of them: Google launched them with these partners so far; CNN, Conde Nast, Hearst, Mashable, Meredith, Mic, Vox Media, and The Washington Post. Here is a GIF of it in action: Visual Stories: This is how they will show up in mobile search, at least for now: You can see them in search yourself on your mobile phone by going to g.co/ampstories. There is a feature to ping Google with AMP content but that I am told is not for search but for AMP to refresh your AMP page cache. FWIW I think the AMP ping only updates the AMP cache, it doesn't force indexing. Anyway, the CMS or its plugins wi...

Full article: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-amp-stories-25232.html

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