Shortly before the Core Web Vitals will become a search ranking factor (June-August) for the Google mobile search, the Google team answered the most asked questions about the Core Web Vitals in their Google I/O – “Ask Me Anything Web Vitals” session.
The humble <img> element has gained some superpowers over the years. Given how central it is to image optimization on the web, let’s catch up on what it can do and how it can help improve user experience and the Core Web Vitals.
The other half of this statement is in the ever growing Google of it all. This update is dipping a toe into creating other measurable User Satisfaction/UX metrics. So you should be thinking-- what annoys me about websites? How would I measure that? And is my own website up to the task?
the reason we’ve been so dependent on lab data for so long is because RUM data is noisy. The steps CrUX takes to reduce this does help to give a more stable view, but at the cost of it making it difficult to see recent changes.
Optimizing websites for a quality user experience is key to the long-term success of any site on the web and Core Web Vitals is an initiative Google has provided as a unified guidance for quality signals that are essential to delivering a great user experience on the web. Addy Osmani and Kristofer Baxter, from Google, join us to talk more about Core Web Vitals.
There has been a lot of uncertainty and confusion since Google announced the Page Experience Update in 2020. With just over three months before the update goes live in May, here's what we know about it.
In this article, we’ll take a close look at some of the changes we made on this very site — running on JAMStack with React — to optimize the web performance and improve the Core Web Vitals metrics. With some of the mistakes we’ve made, and some of the unexpected changes that helped boost all the metrics across the board.
You could only get those metrics from Chromium. Are they really Google Web Vitals if you only can get them from one of the browser engines? I think if we’re introducing something that’s supposed to be vital for all users, it should exist in all browsers.
Almost all performance tools implemented the metrics (for Chrome) immediately. Google said jump, and web performance tool vendors said: ‘How high?’. A little more caution would have been good. I also felt the pressure of adding those metrics to the tools I build. Google’s monopoly on web performance metrics is not good for the web, I think.
This is where another Sentry feature comes into play. After you’ve signed up and configured everything, head to the Performance section and you’ll see which transactions are getting better over time and which have regressed, or gotten slower
It is great to see Google create a new Page Experience signal using a brilliant object-oriented approach. I think it is smart, flexible, and scalable. That said, in my opinion, the signal must have teeth in order for it to be taken seriously by site owners, developers, and SEOs. If not, it can fall by the wayside.