Jonathon Roberts

Google Core Web Vitals Update and New Search Console Report

Google’s Core Web Vitals update was supposed to be released in May, however, it has now been rescheduled for Mid-June. Therefore, this giving users more title to focus on improving and optimising their web usability and page speed before the algorithms full roll out by the end of August.

We’ll begin using page experience as part of our ranking systems beginning in mid-June 2021. However, page experience won’t play its full role as part of those systems until the end of August.

— Google Search Central

When Google released this news about the rescheduling of the algorithm they also released a brand new Page experience on Mobile report in Google Search Console to help SEOs, Web Developers and Webmasters to see how well their website is user friendly.

Page Experience on Mobile Report

Google Page Experience Report

The image to the left (Sourced from Search Engine Journal) shows an example of the Page experience on mobile report which has now been released on Google Search Console.

The report shows you the percentage of URLs on your website that has a good page experience and also shows you the current issues that should be fixed prior to the Google algorithm release in June.

According to Google Search Central the report now includes a wide range of data including: Core Web Vitals metrics, Mobile Usability, Ad Experience and some existing search signals which include; Mobile Usability and HTTPS.

How to check page speed and core web vitals of your website

Google Pagespeed Insights

The best free tools that I have found to check your Core Web Vitals is either: Google PageSpeed Insights or Google Lighthouse (which is available through Chrome browser) or a new tool I recently found which was Web.Dev which is another Google tool and is available on their website.

These tools which enable you to successfully see where you can improve your sites for the Google algorithm.

Find out more about the algorithm update and how to improve your core web vitals by visiting my blog post all about the Core Web Vitals.

Jonathon Roberts

Jonathon Roberts

Jonathon has been working within the SEO and Digital Marketing industry since 2019. Jonathon started in the industry while completing his degree in Business Management & Marketing Management at the University of Chester. He's now Senior SEO Executive at Fly High Media, helping businesses to grow their presence through SEO. Previously working at other local digital marketing agencies.
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