Google has swapped out the speed report in Google Search Console with the Core Web Vitals report. If you can’t find the report, no worries! The name has simply changed
Google will show you the following notice about the new report once you’ve logged into Google Search Console.
Google hasn’t announced what has changed exactly in the report, although it displays different metrics.
It’s a new set of metrics introduced earlier this month. The company defines it as “the subset of Web Vitals that apply to all web pages, should be measured by all site owners, and will be surfaced across all Google tools. Each of the Core Web Vitals represents a distinct facet of the user experience, is measurable in the field, and reflects the real-world experience of a critical user-centric outcome.”
Currently, the core web vitals set for 2020 focuses on three aspects of the user experience:
- Visual stability
the set even includes the following metrics, as well as there respective thresholds:
Here’s the thresholds for largest contentful paint, first input delay and cumulative layout shift:
- Largest Contentful Paint (LCP): measures loading performance. To provide a good user experience, LCP should occur within 2.5 seconds of when the page first starts loading.
- First Input Delay (FID): measures interactivity. To provide a good user experience, pages should have a FID of less than 100 milliseconds.
- Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS): measures visual stability. To provide a good user experience, pages should maintain a CLS of less than 0.1.
Google has a new help document for this specific report.
This report was based on three metrics:
If there’s not a minimum amount of reporting data for any of these three metrics for a URL, it will be omitted from the report. After a URL has an appropriate amount of data to meet the threshold for any metric, the page status is the status of it’s most poorly performing metric.