Google recently announced the removal of its Page Experience Report from Google Search Console. The Page Experience Report provided valuable data and insights into the performance of webpages, helping webmasters diagnose and fix any problems. This article will discuss the implications of the report’s removal and the alternatives webmasters can use to assess page performance.
What was the Page Experience Report?
The Page Experience Report was a tool within Google Search Console that provided user experience metrics and insights, helping webmasters understand how their pages were performing and why. It gave users the ability to see how their pages were doing in relation to key user experience metrics, such as loading speed, mobile friendliness, and accessibility. The report also provided recommendations on how to improve pages, so users could quickly diagnose and fix any issues.
The Page Experience Report is being replaced with the Core Web Vitals report. This report will focus on user experience metrics and optimize webpages for better usability and performance. The Core Web Vitals report will focus on three core performance metrics: Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), First Input Delay (FID), and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS). These metrics measure webpage loading speed, interactivity, and visual stability, helping webmasters identify and address any issues.
What Are the Implications?
The removal of the Page Experience Report has significant implications for webmasters. Firstly, webmasters will no longer have easy access to the insights and recommendations provided by the report. They will also have to familiarize themselves with the three core performance metrics, as the Core Web Vitals report will be the primary tool for assessing page performance. Additionally, webmasters need to be aware that Google is now prioritizing user experience and performance in its ranking algorithm. Pages must meet the criteria set out by the Core Web Vitals report in order to rank well in search engine results.
How to Use Core Web Vitals Report
Webmasters can still use the Core Web Vitals report to assess page performance. The report will provide metrics and insights into the key performance metrics of LCP, FID, and CLS. Webmasters can use these metrics to identify and address any issues that could be affecting their pages’ performance. Additionally, webmasters can use the report to analyze their performance in relation to their competitors.
Webmasters have a number of alternative tools at their disposal for assessing page performance. A popular option is Google’s PageSpeed Insights, which provides detailed performance metrics and recommendations for improving pages. Additionally, webmasters can use third-party tools such as GTmetrix and WebPageTest to test their pages’ performance.
The removal of the Page Experience Report from Google Search Console marks a major change in the way webmasters assess their pages’ performance. Webmasters must now familiarize themselves with the Core Web Vitals performance metrics to assess page performance. Webmasters can also use alternative tools such as PageSpeed Insights, GTmetrix and WebPageTest to help diagnose and fix any issues.