As per the latest announcement, Google AMP is rolling out for 1 billion people in Asia Pacific. Baidu and Sogou, which account for around 90% of the search market in China, made the announcement on the opening day of the first AMP developer conference which is taking place in New York.
Also, Yahoo Japan will connect to AMP pages from their Search results. This will bring all the benefits of AMP to their 58m daily users in Japan.
With the addition of these search giant’s, means, a billion more people will be using Google Accelerated Mobile Pages.
AMP launched in October 2015 and since that time has seen significant publisher and developer adoption. There are hundreds of millions of AMP-enabled documents across multiple geographies around the world. More than 10,000 developers have contributed code to the project.
Google launched AMP project in October 2015. Since then, we have seen a higher adoption rate of Google AMP by publishers and companies.
Baidu, Sogou and Yahoo! Japan join a growing roster of companies already supporting AMP. From Bing to Pinterest and from Google to LinkedIn, which said it sees a 10% increase in time spent in an AMP article vs non-AMP, the most critical metric for their news feed.
Per Google research, 70 percent of conventional mobile pages take seven to 10 seconds for visual page content to load. By comparison, AMP pages’ load in less than one second, on average.
In past, we heard that AMP is not ranking signal. But your page speed is. If Google see two version of page, one AMP and one other, Google will show AMP version in result.