Core Web Vitals
Guide to Google's 2021 Page Experience Core Web Vitals update and how to get a good performance score.
Core Web Vitals is the upcoming 2021 Page Experience update from Google.
What are Core Web Vitals?
First, we have to talk about Web Vitals. This is an initiative by Google to provide guidance on quality signals that are important to deliver a great user experience.
Core Web Vitals is a subset of Web Vitals. It is concerned with only 3 aspects, which are:
- Largest contentful paint (LCP)
- First input delay (FID)
- Cumulative layout shift (CLS)
Core Web Vitals is a broad core algorithm update to the Google ranking algorithm. So this will be a major part of how Google ranks pages.
Google will assess your website’s core web vitals in ranking pages on its search results. This is a technical assessment and there is a score to meet. There is a right and wrong - whether your website pass/fail core web vitals.
What does this mean for us?
So this means that core web vitals will impact SEO, rankings and traffic to your website.
In other words, if your website does not pass the core web vitals metrics, Google will consider your site to have a poor user experience and that will affect your SEO and rankings.
So it is time to start working on your core web vitals NOW, and make changes to your website so it loads faster and has a better user experience
What you will learn in this course
You will learn how to optimize your website and improve your core web vitals score.
First, we will dissect the 3 core web vitals metrics (Largest Contentful Paint, First Input Delay and Cumulative Layout Shift). Understand exactly what each of these metrics mean and work in real-world data.
We will comb through the Google PageSpeed Insights Report and understand what to do about it.
Next, we will dive deep into optimization. These are actual optimizations that you can do on your website to improve the core web vitals metrics.
The exact methods I use to bring my site speed down to 1.2s and pass the core web vitals on Google PageSpeed Developers Tool.
I also show you how to reduce the most common issue for largest content paint, rendering blocking resources of my site from 3.7s to 1.2s.
Prioritize optimizing for core web vitals
You want to implement core web vitals optimizations early so Google has time to re-crawl and index the optimized version of your website in time before the new ranking algorithm rolls out in mid-June 2021.
It is time to pay attention to Core Web Vitals, because it's coming whether you're ready or not!