Yes, the SEJ team is here with you. Like early adopters, SEJ launched our AMP pages on March 29. Since launch, we have seen traffic to our AMP pages grow from 50 to 700 sessions. High fives all around! SEJ Google AMP Traffic As you can see below in our AMP traffic breakdown, the majority of our traffic comes from play.google.com/newsstand. Google AMP Referrers for SEJ However, when we search through the search results, our AMP pages cannot be found. Sound familiar? Others have the same problem. Advertising Continue reading below It's no wonder, then, that only 25% of SEO professionals have taken steps to implement AMP. And, while there may be more work to do in building AMP pages, Google has created a new problem: with countless hours spent, it's hard to know when and where your AMP pages exist in the SERPs.
To help you reduce the noise, we're going to share our experience here at SEJ. But, first, let's give you an overview of how we image masking service put together our AMP pages at SEJ. AMP implementation To implement AMP, Vahan Petrosyan, our lead developer at SEJ, used the following plugins: GPA Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP But, you'll probably need a little more than a plugin if you want to implement AMP. Here's what Vahan had to say about using plugins alone: Advertising Continue reading below “Just installing plugins gives only standard and limited post customization functionality. I did some custom development using these actions hooks plugins and a modified standard look for our AMP pages. We tweaked the styles, added a slide menu from the right using pure CSS3 techniques, fixed share buttons, and changed the default Google Analytics tracking code to include custom dimensions and tracking of events such as share buttons, clicks on menu items, etc.
Here are screenshots of the elegant reading experience on mobile: SEJ Google AMP Page SEJ Google AMP Page Example We're excited about the new look and interested to see how it affects traffic. Where are my Google AMP pages? Redesigning your mobile website to meet new Google features is only part of the job description when launching a website, right? But as we've learned, the "build it and they come" theory isn't so true. In our experience at SEJ, Google AMP pages are not real-time. Since we launched our AMP pages on March 29, 2016, we have not seen them in search results, even though we receive traffic to our site from AMP pages. We noticed an increase in traffic 9 days after launching our AMP pages. So basically it took Google 9 days to index our AMP pages.