Google Web Stories are in trend these days because bloggers and webmasters are earning a lot of money from them. Even many new bloggers, who just started blogging, are making enough money from web stories. So, many people are there who want to know what Google Web Stories are and how they can earn money from them.
Even many of my friends asked me several questions related to Google Web Stories like how to create web stories, how to make money out of them, and more. So, I thought, why don’t I share a complete overview of Google Web Stories to have all such questions answered?
What Are Google Web Stories?
Google Web Stories is a product of Google where creators share content in the form of visual slides that include images, videos, and text. The web stories are something like Instagram and Facebook stories. Since the web stories are published on a website, they are called “web stories”.
In these Google Web Stories, creators share a short form of content with consumers, where they can share any quick update, news, a quick review of a product, etc.
Google launched Web Stories on 6th October 2020. But, it was not the first time when Google brought this visual story concept. Back in 2018, Google introduced AMP Stories with almost the same features. Later in 2020, Google unannounced them with a new name, “Google Web Stories”.
As of now, Google launched Web Stories only in three countries; India, the United States, and Brazil. And, Google Web Stories are available for the Google Discover feed.
That’s all about the basic overview of Google Web Stories. There are many questions about web stories that I will answer in this article below. Let’s start with “where do Google web stories appear?”.
Where Do Google Web Stories Appear?
Google Web Stories appears in Google Discover and search results on Google. In the Google Discover app, scroll down a bit. Here you can see a new section called Stories. You will find web stories from different websites on the internet.
Tap on any web story to see, and the story will appear on the entire screen with multiple slides. These slides will continue to move forward automatically. Or, you can move to the next slide by tapping the right side of the screen or go to the previous slide by tapping on the left side. Also, you can jump to the next web story by swiping right.
How To Create Google Web Stories?
Having a website is mandatory to create Google Web Stories. So, if you have a website, you can create Google Web Stories and take advantage of them. Otherwise, you have to create a new website first and then start to create web stories.
Now, let me tell you the basics of the process of creating Google Web Stories. As already mentioned, having a website is the very first step. And if you neither have a website nor you are a developer, you can use create your first website using WordPress. It is one of the most popular and easiest content management systems in the world.
Once you have set up a website with WordPress, you can create a Web Story using WordPress plugins. WordPress has many plugins for various tasks. Similarly, it has plugins that will let you create Google Web Stories.
Some of the WordPress Plugins to create Google Web Stories are; Web Stories, MakeStories, WP Story, etc. But Web Stories is Google’s own WordPress plugin for creating Google Web Stories, so I will recommend this one.
Many other website builders like Zyro, Wix, and Shopify are also there where you can develop and manage websites. If you are using any of these website builders, you can use the tools like MakeStories, Newsroom AI Story Editor, Webstoryz, Visual Stories, Join Stories, StorifyMe, and many more suggested by Google.
How To Make Money With Google Web Stories?
As we discussed many webmasters are generating a good amount of revenue with the help of Google Web Stories. You can also earn money through Google Web Stories if you are consistent and dedicated to it.
Google AdSense, sponsorship, and affiliate marketing are three direct ways to earn money with Google Web Stories. To start earning money from Google Web Stories from scratch, you will have to activate Google AdSense on your website. Once Google AdSense is approved for your website, you can start showing ads in the middle of your Google Web Stories.
Also, you can post sponsored web stories or add your affiliate link of products in web stories to generate more revenue from Google Web Stories. Apart from that, if you already own a website with articles, you can use Google Web Stories to increase your website earnings by driving more traffic.
What Are the Benefits of Google Web Stories?
Whether you are starting a new website to publish web stories or posting web stories on your old website, Google We Stories can be beneficial for you in the following ways.
- You can monetize Google Web Stories and start earning extra income.
- Google Web Stories are very engaging, so you can create web stories and gain more traffic on your website.
- You can promote your brand for free with the help of Google Web Stories.
- With the help of Google Web Stories, you can share a quick update or quick review.
- Google Web Stories are small in size. So they load faster and don’t put too much load on your website.
- Like other social media handles, Web Stories allows users to share them. This will help you increase the authority of your website.
- You can track the insights of Google Web Stories on Google Analytics.
- If you struggle to manage time to write an article, you can share your knowledge through Google Web Stories in a short time.
Does Google Web Stories Affect SEO?
Yes, Google Web Stories can affect SEO in both positive and negative ways. As you know, Web Stories are engaging and are capable of bringing huge traffic to your websites. And without saying, huge traffic puts a positive impact on website SEO and enhances your website performance.
But, there is also a negative effect of Google Web Stories on SEO. In this case, if you are using duplicate content on your web stories, it could have a negative effect on your entire website’s SEO.
And not only this, but if Google finds anything wrong with your web stories, Google will also take action against the entire website. So, it will be better if you keep in mind the Google Web Stories guidelines.
Q. In which Countries Google Web Stories are available?
A. Google Web Stories are only available in the United States, Brazil, and India.
Q. When was Google Web Stories Launched?
A. Google Web Stories was launched on 6th October 2020.
Q. Are Google Web Stories available for desktops?
A. No, Google Web Stories are not available for Desktop.
Q. Are Google Web Stories permanent or for only 24 hours?
A. Google Web Stories stays forever.
Q. Who can create Google Web stories?
A. Bloggers and webmasters can create Google Web Stories.
Q. Can I place ads on Google Web Stories?
A. Yes, you can place ads on Google Web Stories.
Thank you for answering all the questions related to Google Web Stories. It helped a lot.