How to enable Web Stories on Google?

Nov 23, 2021 | , read

How to enable web stories

There are a few simple steps, how to enable Web Stories on Google.

While Creating Web Stories, one of the most important steps is to enable Web Stories on Google.

Now you may be aware of what Web Stories are and how to create them?

Let me explain to you in brief here.

Google Web Stories are web-based versions of visually tappable storytelling format that combines video, audio, graphics, animation, and text to create a dynamic viewing experience.

By tapping through the content or sliding from one piece of content to the next, you can explore it at your leisure.

To learn more about Web Stories, go here. What are the benefits of using Web Stories? This article transpires here, as well as another related article on the MakeStories blogs.

Did you know that there are fundamental steps to take to enable Google Web Stories? If not, then follow these steps one by one and set up your web stories on Google.

Enabling stories gives you an excellent platform to promote your business to your target audience while also allowing your brand to appear on Google.

  • Create a story
  • Make your Story AMP Validated
  • Verify Metadata Property
  • Make sure the Web Stories is indexed
  • Follow the Content Policies

All the above points must follow while enabling Google Web Stories. Let is go through all these steps one by one to complete the procedure outlined below.

  • How to create a web story
  • Under the hood, Web Stories are web pages, and they must adhere to the same principles and best practices as conventional web pages.
  • You can begin in one of two ways.

Choose from several Story editor tools to get started making stories without having to know how to code

You can get started with AMP if you have engineering resources. We recommend using Chrome Developer Tools to simulate multiple device sizes and formats to guarantee your Web Story renders correctly.

Review the Best Practices for Creating Web Stories to guarantee a seamless experience.

  1. AMP validation
  2. Ensure that the Web Story is genuine AMP when you have finished developing it.
  3. A legitimate AMP story follows all of the AMP guidelines.
  4. Here you enable the Google Web Stories via the AMP cache, which will be improved the performance and give your users the greatest possible experience.
  5. To check that your Web Story is genuine AMP, you can use the following tools.
  6. Google web stories test tool: Check that the Web Story is valid using the Google Test Tool.
  7. URL Inspection Tool: Verify the Web Story is thoroughly AMP and that the URL is indexed correctly by Google.
  8. AMP Linter: Use the command line to validate Web Stories during development.
  9. Metadata Verification.
  10. Provide the appropriate metadata to surface the Web Story in the preview for your Web Stories to appear on Google Search or Google Discover experiences.
  11. See the whole list of metadata.
  12. In the Web Stories Google Test Tool, double-check that your Web Story preview is correct.
  13. Every Web Story must include the following fields publisher-logo-src, poster-portrait-src, title, and publisher.

The above things have to be satisfied while verifying the metadata of each Web Story.

  • Indexing
  • Check to discover if your Web Story is indexed correctly by Google Search.
  • Submit individual URLs using the URL Inspection Tool or review status using the Index Coverage Report or Sitemaps Report.
  • If your Web Story is not indexed, here is what you should do.
    • Check to discover if your Web Story has been indexed correctly by Google Search.
    • Submit individual URLs using the URL Inspection Tool or review status using the Index Coverage Report or Sitemaps Report.
    • Every Web Story has to be canonical. Ascertain that each Web Story has a rel=”canonical” link to it.
    • P.S.: If you have many versions of the same Web Story in other languages, make sure Google is aware of them.
    • Make sure the Web Story URL is allowed by robot.txt or the index tag from Googlebot.
    • Link your Web Stories from your site or add your Web Story URL to your sitemap to make it easier for Google to find them.

That is all you can do to enable your Web Stories for Google. Set Up Web Stories on Google is as important as you do SEO of your site.

There is no value in your Web Story if it is not on Google. Use above mentioned steps and start to implement your Google Web Stories now.

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