After installing the AMP on a Website, people are usually concerned for the AMP validations. In this article, we’ll be helping you understand what it really is and how you don’t have to worry about it!
Let’s explore that, shall we?
So what is validation in AMP? And why is is so important to implement the AMP?
In order to effectively use the AMP we have created for users to put on their site, they need to strictly follow the rules and regulations that the AMP Project has set out. You can go to their website to check the rules out if you aren’t familiar with them. Pay close attention to their requirements as they can get specific. But once you go through it once, you’ll get the hang of it soon enough!
Google will index the pages of your website faster if it is AMP validated, ensuring more traffic for you. If however, your AMP isn’t validated, then Google will show you why it wasn’t validated so that you can fix it and try again.
Getting Validation from Google Search Console
Once you’re sure your AMP has followed all the rules the AMP Project has set out then you can seek an official validation from the Google Search Console. Go to the Google Search Console and you’ll find a section dedicated to AMP where you can see if your AMP is validated and the pages indexed or will show errors if it hasn’t followed the rules properly.
Google Search Console assists in knowing the full status of the AMP pages. You can use that to accurately see where the errors are and fix it easily.
There’s one thing you should keep in mind when you’re going through this process. When you submit your AMP for checking, the report given out by the Google Search Console is based on the last time Google checked your site. So it’s better to check your pages on websites such as Validator by AMPProject and AMP Test by Google which gives reports on your current status.
If there errors, fret not, because there’s a following section that helps you to fix them.
But keep a few things in mind when you’re faced with errors. Try to first identify the nature of the errors such as if they’re invalid tags or authored scripts etc. It will help you focus better and see why the error is originating.
In the above image, you can see the error is given a category and its details are provided as well.
At times, the code has errors that are put in there while we are writing a page or post and at times they are generated dynamically from some 3rd party plugins.
If you can’t clearly locate where the errors originate from then try to disable some plugins and test them on the Validation tools we’ve mentioned here.
If all these methods fail and you can’t figure out why the problems are arising in your AMP, then try this.
That’s all for this article!
We hope this helped you in your AMP journey, feel free to let us know in the comments below.