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Core Web Vitals

Core Web Vitals is a new set of metrics that judges web pages on how the users overall page experience is. For the first time ever, Google will be considering these Core Web Vitals when ranking a page in search results.

 

So simply put, if Google thinks users will have a poor experience on your pages, then they might not rank them as highly as others.

 

According to Google, there are several page experience criteria that measure how users interact with your web page:

      Loading Times

      Interactivity

      Visual Stability

      Mobile Friendliness

      Safe Browsing

      HTTPS

      Intrusive Interstitial Guidelines

The 3 core web vitals that measure the page experiences are:

  1. Largest Contentful Paint (LCP): measures loading performance
  2. First Input Delay (FID): measures interactivity
  3. Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS): measures visual stability

More about the page experience can be read here on Google’s search central.

 

While these are things to consider as this rolls out, Google said in their report, “While page experience is important, Google still seeks to rank pages with the best information overall, even if the page experience is subpar. Great page experience doesn’t override having great page content.”

 

To truly be successful, make sure your website has both high-quality content and a great user experience. Our team is ready and prepared for this update.

 

 

Free Core Web Vitals Checklist

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