Google enrolled Core Web Vitals as ranking signals in May 2021 along with the UX-related signals.
We’re announcing that page experience ranking signals for Google Search will launch in May 2021. This will combine Core Web Vitals and previous UX-related signals.
Learn more: https://t.co/OrrR8LDl1a
— Google Search Central (@googlesearchc) November 10, 2020
Google has been persistent in its attempt to deliver the best user experience to each of the searchers. And so, it is set to make its ‘page experience’ signal more accurate.
The Core Web Vitals and other UX-related signals will now harmoniously constitute the ‘page experience’ signal. And it is most likely to have a significant impact on Google rankings.
These Core Web Vitals are designed and enrolled to measure crucial UX parameters like page speed, responsiveness, and visual stability.
The Core Web Vitals are a measure of 3 specific parameters:
Currently, these parameters will inform and influence the ‘page experience’ signal. And, Google might modify or add more parameters to this signal in future updates.
The other UX signals that combine with the Core Web Vitals include:
A majority of site owners became cautious about their site performance owing to this announcement. And they started with the optimisation of their pages for the ideal ‘page experience’ signal. Google even reported a 70% increase in the usage of tools like Lighthouse and Page Speed Insights to evaluate page experience and performance.
Moreover, site owners started referring to Search Console’s Core Web Vitals report for analysing the page experience.
Here Google also says, “The majority of the AMP pages achieve great page experiences.” And it hints at AMP pages as an easy way to achieve a commendable page experience.
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