Google is thinking to make the smallest change to how Core web vitals will be measures and gives you a report over Google Search Console. The smallest change is also considered to be a positive sign for the website owners.
Earlier the boundaries for each core web vital was defined as “<” (Less Than). This also means that the Google Search Console will give a “good” rating if your website measurements are in the ideal situation. Now, website owners can easily achieve a “good” rating.
For Instance, according to Google the ideal measurement for LCP was less than 2.5 seconds and if your LCP was recorded exactly 2.5 seconds then Google was showing needs improvement. But now if your site LCP is 2.5, Google Search Console will give you a “good” rating.
New Core Web Vitals Threshold
- Largest Contentful Paint: The time it takes for a page’s main content to load. An ideal LCP measurement is less than or equal to 2.5 seconds.
- First Input Delay: The time it takes for a page to become interactive. An ideal measurement is less than or equal to 100 ms.
- Cumulative Layout Shift: The amount of unexpected layout shift of visual page content. An ideal measurement is less than or equal to 0.1.
Now, it’s a good time for website owners to check their website over Core Web Vitals measurements in the Google Search Console.
The actual coming of Google core web vitals is three months away from now but it’s not a bad thing to start preparing early. Websites that will have a “good” rating in all three measurements, they will receive a special badge for the best user experience. Badges will display on search results is yet not confirmed but Core web Vitals will be ranking factors it is 100% confirmed.