I have a long history with Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project, but yesterday I drew the final straw.
I was on Twitter (in Safari on iPhone 6) and I noticed that somebody linked to my site using an AMP link. I replied with a real link, but when I clicked on it, I was redirected back to the AMP version of my page.
Thanks for sharing here is non amp link so all images load: https://t.co/6drRK5Cugz
— Alex Kras (@akras14) June 23, 2017
I copied the link generated by Twitter and noticed that it looked as follows:
Note the amp=1 in the path. When I hit the link, it responded with the following HTML page:
The sole purpose of this page is to redirect the reader to the AMP version of the link.
My Issues with AMP As a Publisher
When AMP first came out, I was optimistic. AMP’s aim is to make the web