Create content in an extremely effective format that mesmerizes readers.
Visual Stories is a blogging and content marketing platform, that empowers you to create awesome posts using the AMP Stories format. AMP Stories are visually engaging, fast loading, immersive user experiences. It's a brand new visual content format that’s meant to grab the attention of readers and keep them enthralled. Developed by Google, AMP Stories are Snapchat/Instagram-like Stories that are search engine friendly and look strikingly different from traditional web pages.
Visual Stories is the first and only platform where it's possible for anyone to create and submit AMP Stories to different websites, or create a mobile-optimized website with the AMP Stories feature.
Guest Blogging: Using this feature, you can create AMP Stories for free and submit them to any of the 65 websites in the Visual Stories Network. You will have a user profile (visualstories.com/@yourhandle) where all the Stories you create will be shown.
Get Stories on Your Website: If you wish to publish AMP Stories on your website, you will need to host a domain with us. And if you have a website already, you will need to point a subdomain like stories.yourbrand.com to our servers. Your website will be mobile-optimized and have your brand's colors.
Create visually appealing, highly engaging and compelling content. Wrap your valuable content in a captivating format that gains audience's interest and rouses curiosity. Mesmerize your readers with impactful immersive experiences.
Our tools will help you publish spectacular blog posts that can:
Build the most viral experiences that your target audience will seek out and willingly consume.
Read on to learn how all this is possible, or just get started creating already.
You want to be sure that the content you create will deliver real results. If you can’t capture the user's attention, nothing else matters. You need an attention-grabbing design that sparks instant interest and curiosity before casual visitors get to the words. You need an arresting presentation that captivates readers and glamorizes every bit of your content in a hypnotic rhythm.
In today’s highly competitive online world, you can sail smoothly if you embrace new technologies that help tell stories in new ways and boost user engagement. Put your content creation efforts in a modern storytelling format that takes your content to another level and paves the way for a better ROI. Upgrade your content strategy to make your content build readership and boost ROI.
Over 4 million blog posts are published on the Internet every day. More than 90 percent of the data in the world was generated over the last two years alone. Re-read that. In these times of intense online competition, if you write in the same old way that most do, traffic and growth will be hard to achieve. It may take longer to actually see some results. Your passion and enthusiasm may not stand the test of time.
If you wish to dominate your niche, you need a radically different approach. Don't blog the same way millions of websites do. Your posts will have to look path-breakingly different from conventional web pages. You need a modern storytelling format to help your content stand out and compete successfully. Be different and make a difference.
Visual vs Text
Nearly 60% internet users access the web from smartphones, making it important to focus on producing mobile-friendly content. Reading long-form articles becomes extremely cumbersome on the small screens of smartphones.
Readability is key to creating a stellar mobile experience. Just mobile-friendly responsive web design is not enough anymore. Your design must be mobile-first, fast-loading, visually interesting and immersive to boost readability. Such immersive mobile experiences is the predicted trend for 2019.
New Storytelling Format to Boost Audience Engagement
With modern attention spans to deal with, you need a new content format that:
Now while all that might sound obvious to do, it’s only possible if you embrace a cutting-edge technology to empower your blog with a magnetic presentation format. With such tech in place you can then focus on producing content at scale.
It's often not the content itself but the way it's presented that's the issue. Presentation and design are as important as content. Design is the glue that holds an audience's attention.
The formula for effective communication with an audience with divided attention is to divide your writings into concise and succinct bits, and present it in a visually striking manner. The text has to be in short pieces coupled with stimulating visuals. An effective presentation would entice audiences by exhibiting your information like a “Visual Show” of short, sweet, snackable content slices.
In the last couple of years, the Stories format has become wildly popular on Snapchat and Instagram, so much so that Facebook declared it’ll focus more on Stories than news feed. Even as Stories rose in popularity to become the most sought-after format, it had remained locked in the walled gardens of social media apps. But now the format has become available for the open Web, thanks to AMP Stories, an initiative by Google. Now even you can publish Instagram-like Stories!
AMP Stories are:
AMP Stories are visually enchanting, quick-loading, full-screen, immersive experiences. It’s a user-first visual storytelling format for the open Web. These bite-sized Stories go light on text and are replete with visuals to completely captivate users through a tappable experience.
The look-and-feel of AMP Stories is vastly different from long-form articles. Its tidy, uncluttered design creates a calm aesthetic and the perfect reading atmosphere even on mobile.
AMP is an innovative web technology that enables the creation of blazing-fast websites that give smooth, engaging experience on both mobile and desktop. AMP pages load quickly, almost instantly when clicked from search engine results. An open-source initiative of Google, the AMP project is being developed in collaboration with thousands of developers and publishers, and backed by search engines like Bing and Baidu. The AMP Project runs on an open governance model with representatives from big tech and media companies: Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Pinterest, eBay, Washington Post, NYT, AliExpress, Cloudflare, etc.
The AMP stories format builds on the foundation of the AMP framework. It adds a visual, interactive storytelling layer on top of AMP. Big name publishers who use AMP Stories include CNN, BBC, WashPost, Condé Nast, Hearst, Mashable, Meredith, Mic, Vox Media, etc.
Our Story Builder is the first tool available openly on the Web for any user to create AMP Stories. Everyone, from personal bloggers and small businesses to publishers and marketing organizations, can leverage our visual blogging platform to deliver premium content.
Design an appealing story for your content with ease. It's fast, fun and easily customizable.
AMP Stories are:
It’s undoubtedly the best web format of 2019.
Gone are the days when Search Engine Optimization (SEO) was only about keywords in title and on-page elements. There's much more to effective SEO today, especially given the increasing use of AI in search algorithms. User engagement metrics are now the most important ranking factors. If your content cannot engage users you should not expect it to rank. AMP Stories format has got technical SEO covered for you, with the right blend of modern technologies that optimizes UX and passes the right signals to achieve high organic rankings.
Additionally, “Visual Stories carousel” in Google SERPs is soon going to be a new frontier for gaining visibility for your content. Just by having AMP Stories on your blog will put it in privileged position to easily rank in the carousel for highly competitive and popular keywords; until competition catches up! It’s the best SEO strategy of 2019.
We empower you with a huge image library of over 500,000 images that will enrich your content with stunning visuals. Google requires that the story poster images in AMP Stories be of specific sizes only. We have done the hard work for you. You'll get a huge collection of ready-to-use background fill images cut to the right sizes. Every day, hundreds of new images are added to this library and all are free for you to use. Music and video libraries are coming soon too.
AMP Stories provide you with the very building blocks that make for compelling content. It is a perfect fit for content creators to create winning content. It assists you to capture a distracted visitors' attention, convert them to a focused reader and helps you convey your ideas in a more effective way.
Invest your writing efforts in a brand new format worthy of your time. Create crisp, clear, concise content. Weave great content into stylish, elegant experiences.
Become a part of the Visual Stories Network and stay ahead of the competition by leveraging AMP Stories, 2019's most disruptive idea with obvious benefits. You are at the right place at the right time to join those smart few, who were the fastest to decide adopting AMP Stories. In the overwhelmingly competitive world of online publishing, being an early adopter of the latest web technologies is the key to success.
Blog using AMP Stories, an Instagram-like Stories format. Guest post on any of our 65 websites or create a new website with the AMP Stories feature. It’s time to shake things up. Get ready for online success in 2019. Now's the time to take the leap. Grab the opportunity!
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