You must have used many social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Messenger etc. There is an option to share your story on all these platforms. In which you can share different types of photos with text. Google Web Stories is also like those stories. But Google Stories also has many other features. In this article you will also learn about Web Stories, benefits of creating stories and its features.
What is a Web Story?
People like stories very much and people understand many things easily through stories. With the help of web stories, you can make your thoughts and ideas attractive and engaging and reach many people.
Google Web Stories is similar to Stories on other social media platforms. The only difference is that this is a version of such stories which is based on the web.
And in these web-based versions of stories, you can use video, audio, images, text and animation to create a web story that will make the viewer feel as if the story is interacting with them.
Web Stories are visually appealing and full screen content format of the web. In the format of such stories, you can consume the content as per your choice. You can stop and continue at any time or consume another web story.
Benefits of creating web stories in 2024
#1. You can share them online and link them anywhere
Web Stories, like other web pages, are part of the open web. You can share and embed them on any site and application. With this feature of Google Web Stories, you can bring traffic to your blog.
#2. You can easily create attractive content
In Google Web Stories you get the option to add video, audio, images, text and animation. You can create beautiful and attractive content by using these options in many ways. You can bring traffic to your blog post by creating a web story related to your blog post.
#3. You are free to edit your content
Many things are already fixed in these stories format. But in this, you will get editable templates. Apart from this, you also get control of other things like user interface, components for sharing and directing traffic somewhere else, etc.
#4. Web stories load fast
They load much faster than other web content. Because of which the audience is also able to consume the content well.
#5. With the help of web stories you can increase traffic on your blog
It hasn’t been long since Google Web Stories arrived. That’s why Google is giving more reach to web stories. This means that Google will deliver the stories created by you to more people than your blog posts.
You can take advantage of this to bring traffic to your blog. For this, you will have to create more than one web story related to your blog post and publish them.
Keep in mind that you should not forget to include the link of your post in the web story. You can also create attractive stories for your old posts. With the help of stories, you will get new readers and the engagement of old readers will also increase.
#6. You can also monetize stories through advertising or other methods
You can earn money by monetizing your web stories. There are many ways to monetization such as placing affiliate links, advertising, Google Adsense, etc.
You can run beautiful and engaging ads as a story across the entire screen. Apart from this, you can add an affiliate link of any product or service.
If you have Google Adsense, you can also place Adsense ads at the end or middle of your stories.
How to create web stories?
To create web stories without any coding, first of all you have to choose a story editor tool for yourself. Different types of story editor tools may have different options.
You can understand how stories are created from the example given below. We have used Google Web Stories WordPress plugin to create this web story.
#1. First of all, go to the dashboard of your Web Stories plugin and click on Create New Story.
#2. After clicking on Create New Story, you will see an interface like the one shown in the photo below. You have to upload the images by clicking on Add New Media File.
#3. After that you have to click on the new page and adjust all the uploaded images.
#4. After adding images, you have to write text on all the images as per your requirement. You will have to try different options and see which option is right according to your story.
#5. After writing the text, you finally have to write the link of your blog post in the call to action box.
#6. After doing all this, you will have to go to the section of the document and fill things like visibility, poster image, publisher logo, story description, etc. and check them properly.
#7. Now finally you have to click on the publish button, and write the title of your web story.
#8. After this you will have to write a permalink in the permalink option of your web story and check all the options carefully and then click on Publish.
After following all these steps, your web story will be published.
Google Web Stories has been launched by Google. Through stories, you can convey your thoughts and ideas to people through video, audio, images, text and animation.
They can be shared on any website and application via the Internet. With the help of Stories, the reach of your posts increases. Due to which traffic on your blog or website also starts increasing.
After reading this article, you must have come to know what web stories are and what benefits we can get from it.
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