This is a guest post by Itamar Gero, founder and CEO of SEOReseller.com, a white label SEO and digital marketing solutions provider.
Google has released a new set of metrics called the Core Web Vitals to help improve user experience. The June 2021 Core Update – as Google named it – was released last month, with an update expected to follow during July.
The core web vitals update aims to provide searchers with the best information and user experience possible.
In this rollout, Google highlights the inclusion of Page Experience as a main ranking signal. This means that aside from quality content and beautiful web design, websites should also ensure that they provide the best user experience. The design and content should work together to make browsing more enjoyable for users across all web browsers.
As with Google’s past updates, any given website’s rankings may experience a drop, go up or remain the same.
Google provided information about their core updates here. However, we’ll provide you with a checklist you can use to optimize for the three major metrics under this update.
Largest Content Paint (LCP)
The LCP metric pertains to how quickly a page on your website loads. This includes render time of elements, like an image, file or text block within the page. Google will measure it relative to when it first starts to load.
If you have elements in your site that take time to load, optimize it, update it or remove it.
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