“Guest Blog” means that a user can join website(s) from niches of his/her choice and submit Web Stories (earlier known as AMP Stories) on the same. The guest blogging feature allows you to post content on one or more websites in the Visual Stories Network, an ever-expanding network of websites that are powered by the Visual Stories technology. They form a common userbase and harness the Web Stories format.
Refer to the list of websites in the Visual Stories Network and select an appropriate website for your Story.
Signing up with Visual Stories lets you create content in several different categories that range from animals, travel and lifestyle to technology, finance and health. These categories are websites in themselves, created on subdomains of Visual Stories. Examples:
Signing up once, you can create Stories in any of the categories with the Visual Story Builder tool and access a library of images, videos and music that can be included in your Stories for free. Learn more in Niches to Create Stories.
Yes. Here are the character limits for -
Yes, we accept submissions in the following languages: Arabic, German, English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Vietnamese, Chinese.
Yes, provided that they are authentic. Spamming the Story with too many links is discouraged and it may lead to the Story being rejected. To add a link in a slide, click on ‘Link’ in the toolbar and you will be able to fill the link URL and the button text. The button can be customized using options in the link customizations.
No, a Story is not shareable from the “Preview”. A Story will be shareable once it is published.
Yes. You can take your Story back for editing after it has been submitted. However, you cannot edit your Story if it has already been taken for editing by an editor.
A Story will be rejected if:
Refer to our submission guidelines for further details.
Depending on the quality of content and length of your Story, it may take anywhere between 2 to 8 days for your Story to be published.
Your Stories will be visible on the website that you submit a particular Story to.
Go to visualstories.com/@yourhandle to view your profile. Or Click ‘User Profile’ in the overflow menu on the right.
Yes, you can. Click Settings icon. Click Website. In ‘Change Website’, select the website and click Submit.
Yes, you can edit the Story once the Story is published on the website. You will need to forward it again to the moderator, who will then publish it. Changes made to the story will reflect only after it is published.
If you wish to contact the editorial team in case of any difficulties while creating a Story or regarding any other queries, email us at email@example.com.
You can get Web Stories on a subdomain of your existing website or in a sub-directory of your existing website.
Step 1Go to https://visualstories.com/siteconfig. Fill in the website where you wish to get the Web Stories feature. Select the language of your website. Choose the registrar or nameserver provider where your domain is located. Click Continue.
Step 2If you wish to get the Web Stories feature on a subdomain of your website, click ‘Subdomain’. If you wish to get the feature on a root domain or on www.rootdomain, click ‘Root Domain’.
Step 3If you selected Sub Domain, in this step, you will have to fill the name of the subdomain where you wish to get the Web Stories feature. If you selected Root Domain, in this step, specify www if you wish to get the Stories feature on www.yourdomain, or leave the field blank. You should select Root Domain only if no website already exists on your root domain.
Step 4Log in and complete the steps to configure your website. You will be given the DNS setup steps.
Step 5Click ‘Yes’ if you have pointed your website to the right IP address.
Step 6Fill in the name and description of your web app. Click ‘Submit’.
Step 7You will see a message that your web app details have been submitted successfully. From here you can go to Manage Web App.
Step 8In Manage Web App, you can edit your web app’s name and description, change your web app theme, link to your social pages, and get online training for creating Stories.
Step 9You can change how your website appears, by selecting one of the several free themes.
Step 1Go to https://visualstories.com/addsite. Specify the subdomain where you wish to get the Web Stories feature, select the language of your website, click continue.
Step 2Fill the name and description of your web app. Click Submit.
Step 3You will see a message that your web app details have been successfully submitted. From here you can go to Manage Web App.
Step 4In Manage Web App, you can edit your web app’s name and description, change your web app theme, link to your social pages, and get online training for creating Stories.
Step 5You can change how your website appears, by selecting one of the several free themes.
Your website will not be approved if the subject of the website is one of these or if the website’s name implies any of the following subjects:
No, our technical team will take care of all the setup. No coding skills are required on your part.
Yes, you can monetize the website you create through revenue sharing with your own AdSense account.
In a sentence or two, the website’s intent and subject should be described. This description gets applied as the meta description of your website and is applied by default as the description of your PWA. The character limit for PWA description is 132.
Your Stories will be published and seen on the website where you create them.
Yes, you can guest blog on any website in the Visual Stories Network; the website should have the guest blogging feature enabled.
It's the expected behavior for a PWA. We use amp-install-service-worker and it's a standard in PWA building. A PWA is offline by nature and takes some time to update itself. So it’ll take some time for the homepage to have the link to the new Story. In our tests, we have found that it sometimes takes even an hour.
Refer to: Services Offered by Visual Stories.
The highlights of the package are:
For further information, refer to Content Services.
You can use images from our free library or upload your own images and add them in your Stories.
To add an image from the library, click image icon from toolbar, click library and you will see an image library on the right. Click on the image you wish to add to your slide and you will see it added.
In the library, you will see the tabs ‘My Images’, ‘VS’ and ‘Unsplash’. Click ‘My Images’ to access the images from your library (the images you uploaded). Images in the free library are accessible from the VS and Unsplash tabs.
You can access a library of vertical videos (Google Earth videos included), that can be added in your Stories for free. You can also upload your own videos and add them in your Stories.
To add a video from the library, click video icon in the toolbar, then click library. You will see a video library on the right. Click on the video you wish to add to your slide and you will see it added to the slide.
Yes, you can upload your images/videos as long as they are not explicit, obscene, offensive, someone else’s copyrighted work, or trademarked. These uploaded images/videos will be added to your personal library and will be accessible only to you.
The uploaded images can be in .jpg/.jpeg/.png format.
You'll have to crop the uploaded image(s) to the Portrait size. Size requirement is 928 px or higher (height).
To upload an image, click the image icon in the toolbar, then click ‘Upload’. You will see the ‘Add Image’ interface on the right. Crop the image, change Alt text if required and click Upload. If you wish to credit the image source, switch ‘Show Image Credit’ ON and fill in the credit text and credit URL.
To upload a video, click the video icon in the toolbar, then click Upload. You will see the ‘Add Video’ interface on the right. Select a video file from your device, capture a snapshot, fill Title and Keywords and click Upload. The snapshot will be used as a poster image; the image which is displayed till the video loads.
Element-Level: If you hover on a particular element’s icon in the toolbar, you will see the customization options for that layer. Click on the option to apply that particular customization to the element.
The images below are examples of text customization options.
The image below displays how to change the background color of a slide.
The image below shows how to drag and drop elements to place or align them on a slide.
Here is an example of tilting the text and selecting font family.
Story-Level: To access Story-level customizations, click the icon to the left of Settings icon. You will see three icons on the right; music, color and SEO.
Click the color icon to apply color settings to your Story.
Click SEO icon to edit the Story title and description.
Note: Customizations selected through Story Settings apply to the entire Story. Element-level customizations override Story-level customizations.
The Visual Story Builder is a one-of-a-kind tool available openly on the web for any user to create Web Stories. It taps the potential of Google's AMP technology and the Stories format to create an immersive and visually rich experience. The tool is fully mobile-compatible, WYSIWYG, has a drag-drop feature and extensive customization options. You get free access to a library of images, videos and music that can be added in your Stories.
Go to “Settings and Privacy” and click on “Change Password”. Follow the prompts to change your password.
If you have forgotten or lost your password, click on “Forgot Password?”, enter your email id and your password will be emailed to you. You can then login using that password.
The “Get Link” copies the link of your Story, allowing you to share it across multiple social media platforms of your choice.
Note: A Story can be shared using the “Get Link” button only after it is published.
Yes, once published, you can share your Stories on social media platforms like Twitter, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Gmail, LinkedIn and Tumblr.
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