Note archive: August 22nd, 2019

Replying to a tweet from @FilipStanis

You don’t get rewarded by Google Search for building pages with Bootstrap or React.

In.

This.

Context.

Replying to a tweet from @cramforce

Regular web pages don’t require loading a specific JavaScript file.

Replying to a tweet from @cramforce

When I say “Google is now strongly encouraging publishers to only publish AMP”, I mean AMP pages without a corresponding regular web page.

Cue semantic chicanery about AMP being regular web pages (spoiler: they are not).

Replying to a tweet from @cramforce

Paired AMP was never meant to be the end state. (That’s why we’re now calling it Transitional mode in AMP for WordPress).

https://blog.amp.dev/2019/05/01/amp-as-your-web-framework/

Replying to a tweet from @arctictony

I would absolutely love it if AMP were competing on a level playing field with the likes of Facebook Instant Articles and Apple News …but with Google’s SEO strong-arming tactics, the playing field is far from level.

Replying to a tweet from @arctictony

Also, neither Apple or Facebook have a monopoly in search—Google does. Google is abusing that monopoly to get publishers to publish AMP …or suffer the SEO consequences.

Replying to a tweet from @arctictony

Except that Apple never suggested that publishers should switch their main site over to the Apple News Format. Google is now strongly encouraging publishers to only publish AMP.

Wetlands.

Wetlands.