Google Search Console Adds AMP Error Reports

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Google announced that it is providing a preview of error reports for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in Search Console. This will help sites get ready for the official launch next month.

The reports can be found under Search Appearance - Accelerated Mobile Pages.

"The goal here is to make it easier to spot issues in your AMP implementation across the whole website," says Google's John Mueller. "In order to get started with AMP on Google Search, you'll need to create matching, valid AMP pages where relevant, ensure that they use the NewsArticle markup, and link them appropriately."

"The AMP error report gives an overview of the overall situation on your site, and then lets you drill down to specific error types and URLs," he adds. "This process helps you quickly find the most common issues, so that you can systematically address them in your site's AMP implementation (potentially just requiring tweaks in the templates or plugin used for these pages)."

You can see a demo preview of AMP in search here. There's also a guide to getting started here. Google also recently announced that it has been improving its documentation to make it easer for sites to implement AMP more quickly.

Earlier this month, Google invited webmasters using AMP to apply to be beta-testers to provide feedback on related Search Console features.

Images via John Mueller, Google+

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