WITH PAUL BAKAUS

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HOW TO TEST YOUR WEB STORY

NO.20

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Validity Checks

Reachability Checks

Visual Checks

VISUAL CHECKS

No burned-in text on images or poster

Limit the title to 70 characters

Not more than 300 characters per page

Make sure your story visually looks good on different screen sizes and devices.

Use this browser URL hack: Append

#development=1

VALIDITY CHECKS

Use the one-click Web Stories Validator

Is your Web Story valid and will be shown on the Discover carousel?

A word about structured data.

REACHABILITY CHECKS

FIRST STEP

Link to your Web Story from regular web pages

Add stories to the Sitemap of web pages

SECOND STEP

Check your story against the URL Inspection Tool. It tests for:

Is your Web Story blocked to Googlebot?

Is your Web Story self canonical?

Has your Web Story crawl issues?

You'll find links to all tools and a checklist of all steps on YouTube. Watch the whole video there.

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