More users are increasingly resorting to mobile devices for accessing the web. This has facilitated dramatic changes all over the web for developing mobile-friendly sites. Such rapid changes have lead to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), an open source initiative aimed at a faster mobile web experience. It was successful and many sites have already adopted its framework for offering better web experiences to the users. Meanwhile, developers at Google went a step further and created the Progressive Web Apps (PWA).
Progressive Web Apps is essentially a mix of both a website and a mobile app. It offers the user experience of an app on a mobile browser. The mobile web pages will feature the appearance and feel of an app along with its functionality. Besides, it will offer all the features of an app such as push notifications, offline usage, and adding as a shortcut to the devices’ home screen. PWA reflects a new change in the user experience of web pages and thus has immense value in SEO.
Progressive Web Apps, when integrated into an application, virtually increase the speeds in which they are indexed. From the SEO point of view, quick indexing means that the search engine would rank them better in the search results. This increased user experience meant that it will be indexed by Google much faster.
Progressive Web Applications have several benefits over conventional web pages. It works much faster and offers an app like experience to the user thus enhancing their engagement. Faster loading speeds means better performance and conversion rates, which will surely reflect in the search engine rankings. PWA has other features as well that allow push notifications to alert the user quickly with a snapshot or summary of the message. This can considerably enhance the user engagement and promote better user experience.
With Progressive Web Applications enabled on an app, it can decrease the various steps that users need to take for interacting with the contents of the app. With PWA, the download times are reduced largely and does not reroute the user to the Play Store. This makes it much easier for the users to interact with a web page without signing in or involving in any other complicated procedures.