So given the breakout year in 2017 for WallStreetOasis.com on organic search traffic (after 5 years of treading water), we turn to 2018 looking to see where we can improve more.
Some of you were of great help in my other thread where we discussed our SEO and thin content issue (basically, being a large online community with a lot of thin / low quality content dragging down some great content).
2017 we made a lot of improvements and have been hovering now at about a ~35-40% YOY growth on organic search (big deal since that is 80%+ of our traffic). partial list is:
More aggressive no indexing thin content
Merging similar threads
Jumping to SSL/httpS
Upgrading to PHP 7/Mysql5, etc
Releasing industry reports and hiring professional writers to help develop more unique high quality content
SOOOOOOOOOOO, this brings us to 2018. I am thinking that since mobile has now crept up to ~40% of our traffic/sessions, it’s time to get some speed.
That brings me to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)…basically stripped down versions of the site cached on Google’s side to serve lightening fast (paired, eventually with a “PWA” or progressive web app that is also faster mobile app like version of your site but with a service worker to help speed up subsequent loads).
I was wondering, I’ve seen results talking about how this is great for news sites, but has anyone seen any data or online forums/communities switch to AMP successfully? I know it comes with a significant investment in developer hrs to get it looking half decent, so I wanted to make sure we don’t put in 2-3 weeks of work only to shoot ourselves in the foot