What is the Core Web Vitals report?

The Core Web Vitals report is a set of metrics provided by Google that measure the user experience of a website.

Loading performance, interactivity, and visual stability are the experiences measured.

These metrics, which include Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), First Input Delay (FID), and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS), are intended to help website developers and owners understand and improve the user experience of their sites. The report can be accessed through Google's Search Console and provides a summary of the website's performance on these metrics and recommendations for improvement.

The metrics covered in the Core Web Vitals report can significantly impact the visibility and performance of a website in search results.

  • Google has stated that these metrics will be used as a ranking factor in search results, meaning that websites that score well on these metrics are more likely to be displayed prominently in search results.

  • A website that loads quickly, is interactive, and has a stable layout is more likely to retain visitors and convert them into customers, which can positively impact a business's bottom line.

Improving the results of the Core Web Vitals report requires a combination of optimization techniques. Here are examples of how to improve the performance of your website as measured in the Core Web Vitals report:

  • Minimize the size of your resources: Reduce the size of images, videos, and other resources to decrease the time it takes for your site to load.

  • Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN): A CDN allows you to distribute your content across multiple servers worldwide, which can help improve your site's loading time.

  • Optimize your images: Compress and resize images to reduce their file size, and use webp format if supported by the browser.

  • Use lazy loading: Lazy loading allows you to load images and other resources only when needed, which can help improve your site's loading time.

  • Use browser caching: Browser caching allows your site to store resources on the user's device, which can help improve your site's loading time.

  • Minimize the number of HTTP requests: Reducing the number of requests your site makes can help improve your site's loading time.

  • Use code splitting: Code splitting allows you to divide your code into smaller chunks, which can be loaded as needed and can help improve your site's loading time.

  • Use a performance budget: A performance budget limits the size and number of resources your site can use, which can help improve your site's loading time.

  • Minimize third-party scripts: Third-party scripts can slow down your site, so minimizing their use is a good idea.

  • Use server-side optimization: Server-side optimization can help improve your site's loading time by reducing the amount of data that needs to be sent to the user's device.

By implementing these techniques, you can significantly improve FID and provide a better user experience for your website visitors.