AMP plugin for Accelerated mobile pages on WordPress

With the increase of mobile phone usage, converting your website Pages to Accelerated Mobile pages for enhanced mobile phone usability is the need of the hour. For a WordPress site, there are few options in the form of AMP plugins. I had used the basic AMP plugin but the biggest problem with is that it gives too many page errors on Google Search Console. Glue for Yoast SEO and AMP is another plugin that can fix the errors, but it is not much of use without a Good error free AMP plugin.

AMP plugin -AMP for WP

There are various SEO benefits of Accelerated mobile pages but I had observed that the available AMP plugins available are causing more problems that solving them. So, I decided to try out a few well-rated plugins and observed the changes.

I tried a few of those plugins but with no luck. I also tried the plugins with Yoast Glue as a combination, but there was no drastic decrease in Search console errors.

Recently I installed AMP for WP plugin with Yoast Glue as a combination. Guess What. There was a reduction of errors by 90%. If you don’t believe me see the below screen shot yourselves.

AMP Plugin for WordPress Error Reduction

The first point shows the position when I installed AMP plugin by WordPress. As my pages were indexed, page errors also started to build. But at the second point when I installed the AMP for WP plugin, there was a drastic dip in page errors. You can download this AMP plugin here-AMP for WP

AMP for WP features

The plugin I am talking about is a complete package for Accelerated mobile pages. The first thing I like about this plugin is that is fully customizable. You can add social share buttons, add Adsense Advertisements, affiliate links and much more. Here is a list of features offered by this plugin

  •  Custom AMP Editor – Which allows you to override your Content that you had written in Post or page, so you can add the different content just for AMP.
  • Mobile Redirection – More than 50% of your traffic is from mobile and you aren’t doing anything to improve their user experience, which means you are falling behind on SEO and it can result in lower SERPS. Lightning fast mobile version means faster User experience means more engagement which directly results in the lower bounce rate.
  •  Custom Post Type Support
  •  Star Ratings
  • Drag & Drop Page builder Added
  • 2 Designs Added
  • Yoast SEO support on AMP pages
  • AMP WooCommerce Support
  • Switch on/off Support for Pages on AMP
  • Translation Panel & RTL
  • Internal AMP linking – You can browse AMP pages internally
  • Related posts below the post
  • Recent Comments list
  • Automatically integrate AMP to your website.
  • Google Adsense (AMP-AD) Support with 4 different Ad slots across the layout! The First Plugin to have this capability.
  • 7 Advertisement sizes
  • Google Analytics Support.
  • User-Friendly Theme Options Panel.
  • Unlimited Color Scheme.
  • Image Logo Upload.
  • Supports Posts and Pages.
  • Proper rel canonical tags which mean that Google knows the original page.
  • Overlay Navigation Menu bar.
  • Social Sharing in the Single.
  • Sexy Design.
  • Separate WordPress Menu for AMP version.
  • Page builder & Shortcodes Compatibility.
  • Carousel support for Gallery.
  • Better Image stretching and resizing.
  • Youtube Video Embed Support.
  • Vine Embed Support.
  • Twitter embed Support.
  • Instagram Embed Support.
  • Facebook Video Embed Support.
  • RTL Support
  • Custom AMP FrontPage
  • Notifications
  • Piwik & Segment.com Support
  • In content & DoubleClick Support
  • Great Support & Active Development.

How to add AMP in WordPress

Watch the below video to learn “How to add AMP in WordPress?”. The best thing about this tool is its simplicity. No advanced skills or coding required to use this tool. Check my blog’s AMP page here Yourblogmyway

Summary

The pace at which mobile usage is increasing day by day, it is necessary for every website to improve mobile usability. In this era of 4G, many people use 2G internet connections for surfing the internet and in that case, big pages won’t load and you will lose a viewer. So, Accelerated mobile pages (AMP) is the need of the hour for every blogger. AMP for WP is a plugin for WordPress users to convert your blog into a speed machine. Below I added few speed test samples from GTMetrix for my blog’s amp and normal page. Please have a look.

AMP speed test

As you can see there is a 35% increase in page speed with the AMP plugin I installed which is really drastic. Thus, use AMP for WP in combination with Yoast Glue for SEO to get better results. You will see that there will be a reduction of page errors by using this combination on Google Search Console results page. I recommend using AMP as there are many SEO benefits of AMP which includes the inclusion of your pages to Google News carousel which can increase your mobile traffic to a new level.

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About Sateesh Kumar

Sateesh Kumar is a Mechanical Engineer and a hobby blogger who loves to share his thoughts and ideas regarding blogging, Search engine optimization , online money making and much more from his personal experiences.

2 Comments

  1. AMP is nothing but a solution in search of a problem.

    The idea that mobile devices and Cell networks need help rendering mobile sites is nothing more than propaganda. This is not about the end user, its about google. This is google’s attempt at walling off the mobile internet for google. I can stream 4K UHD on my iphone with no problems tell my why I need AMP for a non existent loading problems on the mobile web.

    I have zero interest in the bastardized google version of the news sites I read. After google got slammed with a 2.7 billion EU fine for only loading google shopping sites and burying competitors sites in a search, AMP is a way for google to hijack internet site traffic too give you only google approved news and internet sites.

    I do not trust google.

    If you like/want the real site, and not the dumb down version, AMP is not faster and uses more Data.

    Old way: See story click story read story. NEVER ANY ISSUES WITH SLOW LOAD TIMES. Propaganda

    New way: see story, click link too the dumb down version, then click google link too the actual website.
    Increasing time and data usage, not seeing the upside, which is why I’ll never use this authoritarian dystopian big brother google search or google news. This is google attempting too wall off the mobile internet for google.

    If its not; why is there no opt out or off switch for Google AMP? I’ll answers it, because this is google attempting too wall off the mobile internet for google.

  2. I avoid All Google AMP websites. I will never use google again until theres an AMP off switch.

    AMP is nothing but a solution in search of a problem.
    AMP is a huge lie. There isn’t a website that doesn’t load fast on a 3G. I can stream 4K why do I need AMP? The answer is no one does. This is google hijacking the mobile internet.

    I refuse too use google’s bastardized websites because I don’t trust google, and by extension any websites using AMP is a dumbed down bastardized version that I will ever trust.

    Google got hammered by the EU for only promoting google shopping sites and burying competitors too the tune of 2.7 billion internet scrubbing fine.

    Google is out for google not the end user. If AMP wasn’t an attempt at hijacking the mobile web where is the off switch or opt out setting?

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