How to enable AMP for a Blogger blog?

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Every blogger wants his blog to be fast. He wants that whenever a user comes to his blog, the page should be loaded in a second. So for this, the Accelerated Mobile Page has to be enabled. It is very easy to enable it on your WordPress website, but in this article, we will talk about How you can enable AMP for Blogger. If you do not want to enable it on your website, then no problem, Google has not given any such instruction that it is necessary to enable it.

AMP is a framework provided by Google, using which no matter how slow your website is, but the webpage on which your AMP is enabled will load in a few seconds. When AMP is enabled on any of your web pages, then no matter how poor your hosting is, that particular webpage will always load fast, because that webpage is shown by Google which means it is served from Google’s servers. But it has some disadvantages, due to which experts recommend not to use it. There is an advantage of using AMP but it has many disadvantages behind it.

Disadvantages of using AMP

First of all, you need to know why do we use AMP on our website? We use it because there are some important web pages of the website which need to be ranked. This means that AMP should be used only for selected web pages and not for the entire website.

AMP does the work of boosting the speed of the website in such a way that AMP eliminates the JavaScripts and CSSs on the website and shows only the necessary content. Therefore, when we enable AMP on a page, its format is completely different from the design of the root website.

  • Users will not be able to see the premium features of your theme
  • Whenever a user will open your website in mobile and if he share it, he will share the URL of Google, not of your website. Therefore, these shares will not have any effect on your domain authority.
  • In order to increase the speed, AMP sometimes also blocks ads on your website, therefore the revenue is less than what you should get.

How do you enable AMP in your Blogger blog?

There is a question in the mind of every Blogger user that how AMP will be enabled in his blog. For this, you watch different types of videos, using this method can work for you, but you must have knowledge of the coding. On the AMP website, you can read the documentation on how you can make your website AMP enabled. But all this is a very difficult task for a beginner. The best solution for this is themes. Yes, there are many such themes available on the internet which are specially made to support AMP in Blogger. You just need to install the AMP supportive theme in your Blogger blog, then your blog gets automatically converted into an AMP-enabled website.

Now the question arises that how to find Blogger’s AMP theme?

  1. For this, first you have to search ‘AMP Blogger theme’ on Google
  2. Go to any list of AMP themes
  3. And go to theme’s Live Demo
  4. It will open a new live website, there click on the AMP extension

If a theme is AMP-enabled, the extension will be green, if not, it will be red. You will have to repeat this process until you get a good theme. Below are additional ways to check whether a theme is AMP-enabled or not.

How to check whether the page is AMP-enabled or not?

How to install Google’s AMP test extension in Chrome?

1. Go to the extensions page in your Chrome browser
2. Search for ‘Google AMP’ in the search bar and go for the same extension which has shown in the image
3. Now click on Add to Chrome button, then there will open a popup
4. In that popup, click on the Add Extension button.

Your extension has been successfully installed and has been added to your chrome browser. Now if you want to check whether the website is AMP-enabled or not, just go to that website and click on the extension at the top right corner. If the page is AMP-enabled, then the extension will show a Valid AMP page in green color.

You can check if your used template support AMP or not, also by using the Google AMP test service. Just go to the Google AMP test page, enter the URL and click on the Test URL button. In some cases, the tool does not show Valid AMP even if AMP is enabled, because there is a huge difference between a desktop version link and a mobile version. So if the tool “this page isn’t AMP. However, it references the following URL as its AMP version”, which means that the page is AMP enabled.

By following this whole process you will find a good theme, now add this theme to your blog.

Conclusion

Making your blog AMP-enabled is not as important as you think. This is only an indirect way to improve the user experience, it does not have any good or bad effect on the ranking of your website. Many well-known bloggers advise not to use it.

Thanks for reading.

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