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You guys using google's AMP?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by miedy, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    I received this message on GWT and decided to try it out on my wordpress site. I read that this AMP thing is good for News type sites that publishes trending topics. However, My site is not a news type site and still tried this one out.

    It has been 4 days since I implemented this on my site, getting linking traffic from http://cdn.ampproject.org/v/my_site/blah/blah/blah/post/ and since then I only see drop it traffic and increase in bounce rate probably just a dance or something that I am constantly getting even without AMP installed but I today I uninstalled it anyway.

    Anyone using it on a non-news type sites? How it goes?
     
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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I used AMP on my business blog for a while, but it stopped working a couple of weeks ago (I don't really care to fix it).

    Interestingly enough, when I used it, all of my posts saw a 10-20% increased bounce rate, and a lower time on page; the opposite of what everyone said would happen.

    I should note that AMP is not a ranking factor, so your rankings shouldn't fluctuate at all. Mine certainly didn't.
    https://www.searchenginejournal.com/future-amp-gary-illyes-sejsummit-chicago/166677/
     
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    soccerlover Moderator-In-Training Jr. VIP

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    I tried with AMP also and then bounce rate was increased :( hence, I removed it again.

    Would love to see other guys results too.
     
  4. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    Increase on bounce rate probably because of the styling of the AMP page. Since it's an auto-generated style from the AMP plugin. I wonder, how to edit it since there was no option.
     
  5. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    No, that wasn't it, my AMP pages were customised.

    If you're using the AMP Wordpress plugin, you can customise the look of your pages using the Custom (AMP) Accelerated Mobile Pages plugin.