“Guest Blog” means that a user can join website(s) from niches of his/her choice and submit AMP Stories on the same. The guest blogging feature allows you to post content on one or more websites in the Visual Stories Network.
Refer to our Niches for Guest Posting to understand how to select an appropriate website for your Story.
Refer to this Video Tutorial to know how to create an AMP Story.
Yes. Here are the character count limits for -
The character limits are shown below each field, to the right.
Yes, we accept submissions in the following languages: Arabic, German, English, UK, English, US, 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.
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 by clicking on “Edit again” option. However, you cannot edit your Story if it is in the ‘Approval Pending’ stage.
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 on your username in the top right corner. Go to “Profile” and click on “View Profile”. You will be directed to a page where all your Stories are displayed.
Yes, you can. Here’s how you can do it:
Step 01: Under “View Story”, click on ‘Click here’ beside ‘Want to change it?’.
Step 02: Under ‘Change Website’, click on ‘Select’. You will find a drop-down menu listing all the websites that you have joined. Select a website that best suits the subject of your Story.
Step 03: Click on ‘Submit’.
Step 04: You’ll find that the host website has been successfully changed.
Note: The host website of a Story cannot be changed once the Story has been published.
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.
If you wish to get AMP Stories on your website, you will need to host a domain with us. If you have a website already, you will need to point a subdomain of your existing website to our servers. All you have to do is sign up and click on ‘Get AMP Stories on Your Website' button in the ‘Get AMP Stories on Your Website’ tile. Click on ‘Create Web App’ and fill out your domain details under the ‘Custom Domain’ tile. Our technical team will review the details and get in touch with you to guide you through the further process.
Also refer to: Get Stories On Your Site.
Step 01: On sign up, click on the ‘Create Web App’ option in the ‘Create a Web App with AMP Stories Feature, for Free’ tile. Or click on ‘Create Web App’ in the left menu.
Step 02: Click on ‘Create Web App’.
For a Free Domain:
Step 03: If you want a free domain with Visual Stories, specify the name of the subdomain in the “Free Domain” tile and click on ‘Continue’.
Step 04: Fill out the necessary details about your website and click on “Submit’.
Step 03: If a website already exists on your root domain, then you’ll have to choose a subdomain like “app” or “stories” and specify it in the subdomain field and specify your root domain name in the domain field. Click on ‘Continue’.
However, if you want the web app on your root domain, then keep the subdomain field blank and specify your domain name in the domain field and click on ‘Continue’.
If you only enter the root domain and click on 'Continue', you'll get a prompt asking "Does a website already exist on this domain?". If you click on "Yes" (it means that you already have a website on your root domain), you'll be asked to specify a subdomain name in the subdomain field.
If you click on "No" (it means that you want the web app on your root domain), you'll be directed to a screen where you'll be asked to fill out the details of your website.
Step 04: Fill out the necessary details about your website and click on ‘Submit’.
Our technical team will review the details and get in touch with you to guide you through the further process.
Refer to Benefits of Creating a Website with Visual Stories to know more.
No, our technical team will take care of all the setup. No coding skills are required on your part.
Refer to Start a Visual Blog to know more.
Yes, you can monetize the website you create through revenue sharingrevenue sharing with your own AdSense account.
Your Stories will be published and seen on the subdomain of your existing website; or on the subdomain/new domain you create with us. The subdomain can be considered as a ‘Visualog’ on which the AMP Stories will be published and seen.
Yes, you can guest blog on any of the website(s) of your choice in the Visual Stories Network.
It's the expected behaviour for 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:
Refer to Content Services.
You can add images from our free image library consisting of 600,000+ ready-to-use images, with hundreds of new images being added daily. You can also upload your own images and add them to your personal library.
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 should be in .jpg/.jpeg/.png format.
You'll have to crop the uploaded image(s) in three sizes: Portrait, Square and Landscape. Image size requirements are:
As AMP Stories format requires the Story posters to be of 3 different sizes, you need to crop them accordingly. Our AMP Story Builder provides you with the necessary tools to crop the uploaded images in the particular sizes.
Follow these steps to crop and upload an image:
Step 01: In the ‘Image’ tab, click on ‘Select An Image From Your Device’.
Step 02: Select an image that you want to upload from your device and click on ‘Open’.
Step 03: The selected image will be displayed in our Image Cropping tool. In ‘Portrait Format’, you can drag the cropping handle from the side, top and bottom to position your crop. The image can be rotated anticlockwise and clockwise, and it can also be swapped horizontally and vertically using the buttons below the image. Click on ‘Crop’.
Step 04: You can follow the same procedure for ‘Square Format’ and ‘Landscape Format’.
Step 05: In the ‘Final Cropped Images’ tab, you’ll see your image cropped in all 3 sizes. Click on ‘Next’.
Step 06: In the ‘Image Info’ tab, you’ll have to fill in the ‘Alt Text’ and ‘Keywords’ fields and click on ‘Upload’.
Step 07: If you wish to give image credits to the image you are uploading, switch ON the ‘Show Image Credit’ option. You’ll have to fill out the ‘Image Credit Text’ and ‘Image Credit URL’ fields. Click on ‘Upload’.
Note: Giving image credits to an image is optional. Filling out the ‘Image Credit URL’ is also optional.
Step 08: The image will be uploaded to your personal library and can be seen in the ‘Uploaded Images’ tab.
Refer to this Video Tutorial to better understand the process..
Card-Level: You can customize the overlay of a particular card from the “Customize” tab. You can choose whether or not to have an overlay for that particular card depending upon the visibility of the text on image/video. You can change the overlay color and adjust the opacity of the overlay.
Note: Customization done for a particular card will always override the customization done through the “Story Settings” section.
Story-Level: You can customize the overlay through “Story Settings”, under the “Customize” tab.
Note: Customization done through “Story Settings” will apply to the entire Story. Both card-level and Story-level customizations are possible.
Yes, you can upload your own videos. They will be added to your personal library and cannot be accessed by any other user.
Step 01: Click on ‘Add New Slide’ and select ‘Video’.
Step 02: Click on ‘Select A Video From Your Device’.
Step 03: Select a video file from your computer and click on ‘Open’
Step 04: To set the poster image for the video, click on ‘Click here to capture Snapshot’ under ‘Capture Poster Image’ tab. And click on ‘Next’. The Poster Image will be displayed in place of the video till it loads.
Step 05: You can recapture the poster image by clicking on ‘Recapture Snapshot’. Click on ‘Next’ after you have captured the snapshot.
Step 06: Under ‘Video Info’ tab, fill the ‘Title’ and ‘Keywords’ fields. Click on ‘Upload’ after filling the necessary details.
Step 07: If you wish to give video credits to the video you are uploading, switch ON the ‘Show Video Credits’ option and fill out the ‘Video Credit Text’ and ‘Video Credit URL’ fields. Click on ‘Upload’
Note: Giving video credits to a video is optional. Filling out the ‘Video Credit URL’ is also optional.
Step 08: The video is successfully uploaded and will appear in the ‘Preview’. Click on ‘Save’.
Step 01: Follow the steps mentioned in the above question to upload a video.
Step 02: After you’ve uploaded the video, go to ‘Layouts’ tab.
Step 03: Select any one of the layouts under ‘Use Video as a Foreground’ of your choice. Click on ‘Save’.
NOTE: All landscape and square videos will be applied as foreground videos only.
After you’ve selected a foreground layout, you can fit the video in 1/3rd of your screen by switching ‘ON’ the ‘Fit 1/3rd of Screen’ option. You cannot apply overlay for this particular option.
Or you can apply the video as a square video by switching ‘ON’ the ‘Fill as Square’ option.
Step 01: Follow the steps given in How to upload a video to my personal library? to apply a video in background layout.
Step 02: After the video has been successfully uploaded, click on ‘Save’.
Step 03: Click on the ‘+’ sign beside that particular slide.
Step 04: Select ‘Video’ under the ‘Add Layer’ tab to add a layer to your current slide.
Step 05: Follow the steps mentioned in How to apply a video as a foreground video?’ to apply a video in foreground layout.
The AMP Story Builder is a one-of-a-kind tool available openly on the Web for any user to create AMP Stories. It taps the potential of Google's AMP technology and Stories format to create an immersive and visually rich experience. The tool has extensive customization options and can be used by anyone.
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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