After a long hiatus, I sat down to write about all the advantages and disadvantages of AMP Blogger Template, an important topic that has come up in the web world recently. Although there is a desire to share articles online, it is not possible to write articles on blogs due to the busy schedule. Today’s topic is a topic that is currently being discussed online.
I have received hundreds of e-mail requests over the past year to write on this topic. Most of the people were asking what is AMP, what are its benefits, how to use it, can it be used in Google Blogger blog? Today I will answer all your questions and discuss AMP in more detail.
Want to make your blog Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), or learn more about the pros and cons? Then you can know the details in today’s post.
But before I go into detail about this, let me be clear about two things: Most good websites are not using AMP yet and none of the Blogger Templates you see online using AMP are fully AMP optimized.
What is AMP?
AMP HTML is an open source project supported by Google, which helps a website’s content to load faster on any type of mobile device. Better yet, AMP is able to load any website like a fast bullet in a mobile device. But to take advantage of this, you need to refrain from using Third Party Scripts on your blog, including almost all types of ads except Google AdSense.
- Accepts only Asynchronous Scripts.
- Third Party Scripts cannot be used.
- All CSS must be within 50,000 bytes in size, including in-line.
- Font triggering must be good.
- Loading minimum Web Resource.
- All resource sizes are statically.
Can Blogger Template be AMP?
In short, the answer to this question is that Blogger templates can be partially Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). The Blogger Team is not yet officially using AMP on any template. Because Blogger Template Editor does not currently support AMP HTML Tag in XHTML version.
People who are currently using the AMP Theme are using Google Blogspot in violation of the rules. As a result, bloggers are losing out on many valuable options within the template, which can make it difficult to manage a blog for a long time. I am making the matter clearer through examples.
Example: This type of theme can be described as putting the engine of a Discover motorcycle inside an R15 motorcycle. This means that the bike will look like R15 at first glance but the performance or features will not be compared to that in any way. The speed at which an R15 bike will run, this car will not run at that amount of Seed in any way. It is nothing more than a waste of time.
Usually AMP uses some Custom HTML Tag. And when you add them inside the template, the template becomes AMP Validate. When the blog is AMP Validated, Google Search Result will show an AMP icon next to your blog. As a result, you will get more traffic than before, but you will lose a lot of features.
The difference between AMP and Responsive Template
Before writing about the difference between the two, it is necessary to say briefly that AMP is AMP = Responsive Template + Custom HTML tag. You must make your blog Mobile Responsive before AMP. For that, you must add Css Media Quarries and Break Points according to the rules of Responsive. AMP is just a way to optimize a Responsive Template by adding custom HTML tags.
For example, you went to a wedding. Khurma, polao, meat and borhani were played as desired in that occasion. Finally he played a Coca Cola to make all those foods easier to diet. In the same way, adding some additional HTML tags to a Responsive Template and loading it quickly is the job of AMP.
Does AMP Template load faster than Responsive Template?
Undoubtedly everyone has to admit that a Proper AMP Optimized Template will load faster than any normal Responsive Template. However, if the web developer cannot code properly, then such an AMP Template will not be able to load faster than a Responsive Template.
Besides loading Sidebar and Footer of Responsive Template blog, it also loads all kinds of Third Party Scripts. A Responsive Theme is a full featured mobile version of the Desktop version. Take full advantage of the computer version through the Responsive Template.
AMP Template, on the other hand, cannot use Style Sheets larger than 50,000 bytes. Additionally, you will not be able to use a variety of Third Party Widgets such as Add-to-cart buttons and Social Media Sharing Buttons in this template.
Advantages of AMP Template
- AMP Template will load faster than any normal theme.
- Increasing blog traffic will increase ranking.
- Page views will increase due to faster loading of blog pages.
- AMP Template is Better Choice for Newspapers.
Disadvantages of AMP Template
- The amount of revenue from different types of advertising will be reduced.
- Cannot use default scripts and widgets associated with the blog.
- The default comment form of the blog cannot be used.
- Iframe does not load more than 600px.
- The blog post should use the <amp-img> tag instead of all the internal <img> tags. If the amount of posts on your blog is high, it is a matter of time.
- You cannot use any widget in the sidebar of the blog. Because the blog’s sidebar loads through Google’s Scripts, you can’t add any widgets to the sidebar.
- Add-to-Cart button cannot be added.
- You need to resize embedded videos and audios inside the post. Otherwise it will not be possible to use them.
- Email Subscription Form cannot be used. Because onclick, action, onsubmit, onfocus, onblur attributes do not allow AMP.
- Google does not support any type of advertising other than AdSense.
- The template starts with the <xmlns> attribute. This allows web browsers to easily understand the language of the template. But in the case of AMP, it starts with the attribute amp = “amp”. Since w3.org is not valid, it will often be difficult to load the page.
Truth be told, AMP is not the perfect choice for all types of blogs / websites. Several websites, including the world-famous blogs Washington Post, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Hearst, The Guardian and The New York Times, have been seen using AMP for almost a year now, but recently these popular websites have removed the AMP option. You can verify its authenticity by searching on Google from any type of mobile.
AMP will greatly increase the speed of your blog but you will not be able to use all types of ads on such templates if you wish. As a result, your blog’s revenue will be greatly reduced.
Moreover, most of the good bloggers commented that they did not get any support to increase the revenue of the blog using AMP. Moreover, many have commented that the advertising value of AMP website is less than that of any Responsive template.
AMP is not yet a better option for the Blogger platform. Because Google is not yet giving any kind of official support for this option. That’s why you can’t convert a Blogger Template to a full AMP version.
I’ll tell you – the Blogger team recommends not using AMP on the blog unless it is officially supporting AMP. When the blogger team officially supports, they will also explain in detail how to make a template fully AMP friendly.
Finally, Blogger users will not use AMP for the time being. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. If you’ve already used AMP on your blog, you can let us know what you think. You can also tell us the similarities or differences of your experience with our article through comments.