AMP-lify Your Blog in 2020, Switch to the New Web Stories Format

AMP-lify Your Blog in 2020, Switch to the New Web Stories Format
Gone are the days of traditional blogging with text-heavy content. Level up your storytelling game with the Web Stories format.
Aishwarya Karwa
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2020
“You can buy attention (advertising). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.”- David Meerman Scott
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Whether you’re a business blogger or a personal blogger, there’s no denial in the fact that there’s a paradigm shift in the way content is published on the web, today. Standing out from the myriad of bloggers has never been so imperative ever before. The question arises as to how do you make your blog more noticeable and disparate from the other blogs.
Well, thanks to Google for introducing Web Stories, an immersive storytelling format to create and publish content across the web. Web Stories are fast-loading, visually rich user experiences. They are search engine friendly and highly engaging. This mobile-focused visual storytelling format is all set to be the future of the Internet.

Here are the reasons why you should consider switching from traditional text-heavy blogging to blogging with the visually driven Web Stories.
Web Stories Are Visually Appealing and Light on Text
A picture is worth a thousand words. The human brain is wired to grasp and memorize visuals better than just words. Web Stories, albeit being loaded with visuals along with text, help in high user engagement and the blogs with Web Stories stand a better chance to attract website traffic. It also helps in making the reader come back for more.
Web Stories Are Perfect for Mobile
Ubiquity of smartphones today has made it crucial to have mobile-first content. People are engrossed in mobile-browsing because they come handy with a hassle-free Internet connectivity allowing them to perform most of the desktop tasks on a compact screen. More than 60% of Internet users are mobile users. Unlike the traditional website version, Accelerated Mobile Pages include a stripped version of HTML which allows sites to load faster on smaller screens, such as your smartphones. Web Stories, an extension to the AMP project wins the game of being mobile-friendly. Web Stories run smoothly on mobile devices and they primarily focus on mobile-first user experience.
Web Stories Are Lightning Fast
As Web Stories load faster than regular web pages, they are a blessing for the readers looking for quick information. Meaning, audiences can find the content they are looking for as soon as they land on the page. This lightning-fast loading speed helps keep users hooked on to Web Stories and off traditional web pages, making it an ideal content format for your blog.
Web Stories Are Search Engine Friendly
Web Stories rank higher on user engagement metrics which makes them search engine friendly. Google prioritizes Web Stories in the search results and will place them at the top of the SERPs. This means that these Stories are sure to rank higher in Google search results.
Web Stories Are Easily Shareable Across All Social Media Platforms
One of the greatest highlights of adopting Web Stories format is that they can be easily embedded on websites, emails, etc. Web Stories are Instagram/Snapchat like Stories and can be shared across all the social media platforms with little or no hassle.
Web Stories Help to Boost ROI
The competitive online world mandates you to embrace new technologies, tell stories in new ways and boost user engagement. Switch to a modern storytelling format that takes your content creation to a level higher and paves the way for a better ROI. Upgrade your content strategy to make your content gain better readership and boost ROI.
Tempted to make your blog visually appealing without having to code? There's an efficient tool with which you can create engaging Web Stories in a jiffy. Visual Stories provides you with one-of-a-kind Web Story Builder available on the open web to create your own immersive and highly engaging Web Stories. It has been built from scratch, tapping the potential of various latest technologies (Angular 7 and .NET Core 2.1), to produce the best user experience. What are you waiting for? Hop on the Stories trend and create your own ‘visualog’ with Visual Stories.