Sometimes changes are for a good reason, and Google’s believe in this philosophy too. The reason why we keep seeing Google coming with the new updates. This time, Google has taken a step to make some changes on Core Web Vitals.

The purpose is to impose better reporting and fix issues like poor user experiences on the site. The Google Search Console changes on Core Web Vitals will bring a smile to the website owner. Do you want to know why?

The website owner can now prepare their website performance report more imperatively; they can easily extract real-world data, also known as field data. Overall, it has become easy for a site owner to display their website as of good quality.

Further, if you are wondering why the website owner must maintain the performance of a site; then have a look at the stats given below:

Insightful Information On The Website Performance

Website Performance

What’s New In Core Web Vitals?

The Core Web Vitals shares report based on the URL performance, which is classified by:

  • Status
  • Metric type
  • URL group

Besides, you will only get the report if your URLs are indexed. Further, the report is directly dependent on the three metrics:

  • LCP
  • FID
  • CLS

URL must satisfy minimum measure for all these metrics, and if any of this is missing, it is eliminated from the report.

If we have a look at Core Web Vitals previous metrics, it defines boundaries like:

  • Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) < (less than) 2.5 seconds.
  • First Input Delay (FID) < (less than) 100 ms.
  • Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) < (less than) 0.1.

But now, each of the metrics will be defined as the <= (less than or equal to). This way, the Google Search Console report would give a “good” rating only when the measurements signifies under the ideal thresholds. Therefore, if a website owner satisfies the ideal thresholds, they will get a ‘good’ rating.


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For example:


The ideal LCP measurement was defined as < (2.5 sec).
If your website records LCP = 2.5 sec, Search Console shares reports like ‘needs improvement.’

But after the changes,

If LCP records =2.5 seconds, then Search Console shares will share a “good” rating.

Presently, it would be enjoyable to review the Core Web Vitals report in Search Console; it would look like something displayed in the below image. After reviewing this report, it is easy for the website owner to see where their site stands and at what they can improve.

Google Search Console Reports

Image Source: Searchengine Land

What’s Next In Core Web Vitals?

In May 2021, the Core Web Vitals will display ranking signals. Also, Google’s John Mueller emphasizes that site owners should meet thresholds for all three Core Web Vitals to grab a boost in the site’s ranking. So, they should optimize for all three metrics rather than focusing on one.

If the site satisfies all Core Web Vitals metrics boundaries, they might be rewarded with a specific badge in Google search results. Google will report to the searchers that the site renders an impressive user experience. Presently, this badge information in search results is undetermined, but a 100% guarantee will affect the site’s ranking.