Guest blog on 65 websites from one place, using an innovative content format and skyrocket your readership.
"Content marketing is the only marketing left." - Seth Godin
We offer you an irresistible platform to submit content, and provide you with a tool which lets you create content in an innovative format that meets the needs of modern readers and serves as an excellent way to increase your ROI. By signing up with us, you can guest post on any of the 65 websites that are a part of the Visual Stories Network and create visually engaging AMP stories to amuse your readers.
What are AMP Stories you ask? Powered by Google's AMP technology, they are visually appealing, fast-loading, mobile-focused and search engine-friendly. Owing to features like high loading speeds, crisp content and rich visuals, they score very high on user engagement metrics. And this has a positive effect on their search engine rankings too. AMP Stories is the content creation format every blogger and content marketer should adopt, for this strategic shift is sure to boost user engagement and lead to business growth.
The tool we provide you with, is called the AMP Story Builder. It is one-of-a-kind and built from scratch using high-end technologies. It gives you an intuitive interface to create AMP Stories without having to spend much time or effort.
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What happens with most content marketers is that they create great content and overlook the format it is presented in. Text-heavy web pages don't succeed at grabbing user attention. Since human brains are wired to process visuals faster than text and because users today are already bogged down by information overload and pressed for time, they prefer fast-loading content with attractive images and less text. It makes the content quick to read and easy to understand. Stories is the format that fulfills these user expectations. They have already taken over the social media and are poised to be the future of the web.
To stand out in the fierce competition to gain and retain users and achieve high conversion rates, you need to be different. In the way you create content and promote it, you need to embrace innovation, for there are millions already, doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results. You can't afford to be one of them. You need to change.
Well, the often overlooked aspect of content creation; its format. Creating more content may not work, creating it in a different format will. The look and feel of AMP Stories is phenomenally different from traditional web pages. Stories give you a highly visual, immersive and tap-through experience. They have full-screen images and they support animations and videos, which takes the viewing experience to a whole new level. They are blazing fast, mobile-focused and tappable thus proving to be a perfect fit for today’s readers who are always on the go. They have very less text, which means readers are saved from information overload.
Guest Post to 65 Websites from One Place
The biggest advantage of using the Visual Stories platform is that you get an opportunity to submit guest posts on any of the 65 websites in the Visual Stories Network (VSN) from a single place. Sign up just once and gain access to the AMP Story Builder, with the help of which you can submit content to any of VSN’s websites.
The Power of VSN
It has 65 websites now, and will soon have more. By signing up only once, you can submit blog posts to all the websites that are a part of the Visual Stories Network, using the AMP Story Builder. VSN has websites on a wide variety of niches ranging from animals and pets to science and technology and many more. Every website in the VSN is dedicated to a specific subject. This means you will be able to submit content on one that is most relevant to the product or service you are marketing. Thereby you will be able to target the right audience. That’s the power of VSN. And you should harness it to benefit your business, now.
AMP Stories expand visually to fill readers' mobile screens thus proving to be a very creative and immersive content format and offering flexibility in design. They support rich visuals with native video and image performance. Their animations and tappable interactions enrich user experience. They are replete with full-screen images. As you know, humans find it easier to understand visually presented information as our brain can process visuals faster than text. Visuals are more effective in grabbing and holding user attention. Give text-heavy content and you send a user away. Give image-rich content and the user is sure to stay.
You'll be pleasantly surprised to know that in spite of being image-heavy, AMP Stories load really fast. Page speed is critical to user experience and is also an important ranking factor. Loading time has a direct effect on conversion rate. 50% of the web users expect a site to load in 2 seconds or less, and they tend to leave a website that does not load within 3 seconds. Owing to certain AMP specifications that help reduce loading time, AMP stories load at lightning speeds, thus gaining user preference over slow-loading web pages.
Since more than 50% of the Internet traffic comes from mobile devices, offering a good user experience for mobile users is crucial to the success of any online business. AMP Stories are mobile-focused. They are easy to view on small screens and offer a seamless browsing experience. They perfectly match the preferences of a mobile reader, tapping to navigate between screens and viewing content full-screen.
In tandem with the shift of users from desktop to mobile devices for web browsing, Google has a mobile-first indexing in place. It means that Google starts indexing a website from its mobile version and ranks it based on how it renders on a mobile phone. This underlines the importance of creating a good user experience for users on the mobile web.
According to Google's announcement about the introduction of AMP Stories, the collective desire was for this format to offer new, creative and visually rich ways of storytelling specifically designed for mobile.
Search engine optimization today, needs you to think beyond keywords and on-page elements. With the increasing use of AI in search algorithms, user engagement metrics are the most important ranking factors. AMP features cover the technical aspects of SEO, thus helping the content rank better. And due to the highly engaging and immersive experiences that AMP Stories are, they prove to be a very effective way to improve UX, further boosting rankings.
AMP Stories are fast-loading and visually appealing, taking user experience a notch higher. Good user experience has a positive impact on rankings. Chances are high that the content presented in the stories format becomes popular with the readers and goes viral. More user engagement on social media translates into stronger social signals, further boosting its rankings. Due to features like visual appeal and high loading speeds, the stories engage users for a longer span of time and make them want to come back. This leads to an increased time on site and reduced bounce rate, which are crucial ranking signals. In terms of performance metrics such as First Contentful Paint (FCP), Time to Interactive (TTI), First Input Delay (FID), among others, AMP stories score well. What’s more; AMP Stories will soon get a dedicated carousel in Google search results, making it the best SEO opportunity of 2019.
Now, don't waste even a minute thinking of whether to adopt the AMP Stories format. The opportunity is too good to miss. Grab it till it's new and known to a select few. Hop on the visual storytelling trend before your competitors do. Sign up with us, become a contributor to any or all of our websites and create content in the format you should. AMP Stories.