Nail the Google Page Experience Algorithm Update
Google's Page Experience Algorithm Update which went live in June 2021 is designed to highlight pages that offer great user experiences.
Changes to Google's ranking algorithm from the June 2021 Page Experience Update include:
Ranking considers several page experience signals, including the 3 Core Web Vitals metrics introduced earlier this year.
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) format are no longer be required for eligibility of a page to appear in the Top Stories carousel, and AMP Badges are no longer be displayed.
A new Page Experience Report has been added to Search Console, encompassing metrics for:
- Core Web Vitals
- HTTPS Security
- Ad Experience (e.g., absence of intrusive interstitials
- Safe Browsing Status
- Mobile Friendliness
Google Search Console Page Experience Report
Search Console Page Experience report | Good Pages - Mobile
The Search Performance Report in Search Console has been updated to permit filtering of pages by page experience.
Signed Exchanges (SXG) - which enable prefetching of resources in compatible browsers, for improved page experience - are now available on Google Search for all web pages, built with or without the AMP framework.
About Core Web Vitals
The 3 Core Web Vitals metrics are:
- Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) for loading speed
- First Input Delay (FID) for interactivity
- Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS)for visual stability
The Core Web Vitals report (below) is intended to show you how your pages perform based on real-world usage data, with URLs grouped by:
- Status (Good | Needs Improvement | Poor)
- Metric (LCP | FID | CLS)
- URL Group (groups of similar web pages)
The Core Web Vitals report gets its data from the Chrome User Experience (UX) Report which is powered by user experience metrics collected and aggregated across the web.
Google Search Console Core Web Vitals Report
Search Console Core Web Vitals report - Overview
- Only indexed URLs can appear in the report.
- URLs reported are actual URLs for which data were recorded, not canonical URLs.
- The status reported for a URL is the status of its most poorly performing metric.
- URLs for which there are insufficient data won't be included in the report.
- If your site is new or otherwise lacks sufficient data, you can run live performance tests using the PageSpeed Insights tool or the Chrome Lighthouse tool.
Search Console Core Web Vitals report overview - Desktop version