Recently Google launched Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) which is aimed at bringing faster mobile pages to users. The new launch has been a great success and now Google has been encouraging sites to utilize AMP. When it launched, sites received messages through Google Search Console which encouraged sites to begin implementing AMP to their pages, essentially telling users “Start using this”.
Google has taken it to the next step, now providing sites with the option to test their AMP pages with an easy to use tool. It’s pretty straight-forward, plug a URL into the tool, click enter, click “not a bot” and within a few seconds your results will pop-up. Results are displayed along the left column and shows users exactly what issues were found. Source code of the page is shown, then highlighted to show developers where the issues are being found. The Googlebot crawls in real-time, which uses Google’s “live web-search infrastructure” to analyze the pages.
Make sure to test your AMP URL, otherwise you may see a result that says “Not a Valid AMP Page”, when in reality it is valid.
In the past we have emphasized how important Google AMP has become, and it appears Google wants you to make sure it’s working properly. The search engine is providing all site owners with the necessary tools to have AMP implemented. As Google moves to a mobile platform sites need to continue to stay up to speed with the changes.
Looking to make your site to pass the AMP test? Contact the Adficient team to find out how we can help your site out.