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Publishers and Google AMP

Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 9:17 PM

In the news: Is Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages format helping drive traffic to publishers' websites?

Google AMP has recently surpassed Facebook's Instant Articles format in popularity. But, according to Lucia Moses of Digiday.com, publishers aren't necessarily reaping tangible benefits. Citing a recent Chartbeat study, she reports that only one third of publishers are seeing AMP-driven traffic increases.

The limitations of the format don't end there. According to Moses, "Publishers have long griped that the ad revenue they make on AMP pages has been slow to build because AMP limits the types of ad formats that are supported.... Other complaints have been that AMP limits publishers' ability to promote other products, use elaborate editorial formats and get data back on reader behavior."

Read more here.

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