Making your website faster can improve user experience, reduce the bounce rate, boost organic search engine rankings, and increase conversions. In this article, we have collected 10 best practices that can help you diagnose page speed issues and make your website faster.
This article will explain how you can use Chrome DevTools to analyze page interactions and make your site respond to them more quickly.
Soft navigation reporting is an experimental feature of Google’s Web Vitals initiative. It allows you to measure Core Web Vitals and other metrics for dynamic URLs in single page applications.
In this tutorial, we’ll look into how you can report Core Web Vitals from a React application to the console.
Google's Core Web Vitals assessment tells you how well your website does on several user experience and page speed metrics. Passing the assessment delivers a better experience for visitors on your website and can help you rank higher in Google.
This article explains how to run a Core Web Vitals assessment, what it means if your site fails the assessment, and what you can do about it.
Currently, there is no standardized way to measure Core Web Vitals and other web performance metrics inside single page applications (SPA) because they rely on soft navigations to respond to user actions, which are not as obvious to detect as hard navigations.
As of now, web performance monitoring tools can’t easily report web performance metrics for soft navigations. Instead, most metrics focus on the initial page load.
The main reason for this measurement gap is that we don’t yet have an agreed definition of what user actions qualify as soft navigations, which would allow developers of web performance tools and browser vendors to coherently detect and measure Web Vitals in single page applications.
However, there’s already some progress in the development of soft navigation reporting.
The Chrome developer team have started work on defining the heuristics and creating the APIs for reporting web performance metrics for soft navigations. The development is currently at an experimental stage, and the proposals are still not set in stone.
To make optimizing LCP easier Google has started recommending looking at a breakdown of the metric called LCP sub-parts. By breaking LCP down into separate components you can more easily identify suitable optimizations.
Bits of information that search engines use to decide what pages should appear in search results are called ranking signals. There are several groups of ranking signals, for example looking at content relevance, quality, and user experience on the destination web page.
This article explains what Google's page experience signals are and how you can optimize them.
The Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) metric measures how much content moves around on a web page after rendering.
However, sometimes real users experience layout shifts that can’t easily be replicated in lab-based test results. This article looks at why this happens and what you can do to identify and fix these layout shifts.
Earlier this month Google released the CrUX History API. CrUX is the Chrome User Experience Report which provides real-user page speed metrics for millions of websites. The History API allows us to see how the speed of a website has changed over time.
This article explains how you can use the API to look up page speed data for a website.
Google Search Console (GSC) is a free service Google provides to website owners. It provides them with insight on how much Google search traffic they get, what pages are showing up in Google, and what they can do to optimize their website.
Since the Page Experience Update in 2021, Google has used the Core Web Vitals metrics as a ranking factor. This article will take a closer look at the Web Vitals data that's available in Google Search Console.
Google’s Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX) is a dataset of real user metrics that assess the overall performance and user-friendliness of a website. In addition to other key indicators, it includes the three Core Web Vitals that Google uses in its search ranking algorithm.
Understanding the Chrome User Experience Report can help you improve your SEO rankings and page load times. You can also use it to compare your website to those of your competitors.
In June 2021, Google started using Core Web Vitals as a search result ranking factor. The Core Web Vitals are a set of three user experience metrics: Largest Contentful Paint, Interaction to Next Paint and Cumulative Layout Shift.
For each of these metrics, Google defined thresholds that websites have to meet in order to get SEO benefits. A website that doesn't pass the Core Web Vitals can drop in search rankings.
This article looks into which of these metrics is hardest to pass and causes the most problems for websites.
The Core Web Vitals are a set of user experience metrics that Google uses as part of it's search result rankings. But how easy is it to game them?