WHAT IS CORE WEB VITAL?
Core Web Vitals are the part of factors measuring the Google’s “page experience” score. They are the combination of three user experience metrics loading, interactivity and the visual stability. Until now, they have been available through the other tools such as Page Speed Insights, but they will be considered as the search signals for page experience. The Core Web Vitals values are taken from Chrome User Experience Report, which will collects real anonymized data from the Chrome users around the world.
HOW CORE WEB VITAL WORKS?
Core Web Vitals are the subset of factors belonging to the Google’s Page Experience score, a ranking signal rolled out in 2021. Let’s take closer look at the three specific measurements that make up the Core Web Vitals:
Largest Content Paint (LCP): This considers how long it will takes for your main content to appear to the visitors. It measures how quickly a largest elements, such as your images and the videos take to load.
First Input Delay (FID): This metric analyzes the time it takes for user’s browser to begin a processing event handlers in the response to their interaction. In other words, it will be measures responsiveness of your web pages when the users interact with them for a first time.
Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS): This will measures how long it takes for your web page to become the visually stable. Not all of your site elements load at the same time, and also some may move during the loading process. CLS assesses whether there are any elements on screen that would interrupt or prevent visitors from consuming a content.
HOW TO IMPROVE CORE WEB VITAL?
It’s time to look at the best practices. Keep in mind that the specific actions you’ll need to take to improve your scores will be depend on results of your test in search engine. Therefore, it’s important to also consider a suggestions and to recommendations provided by the Page Speed Insights. Here we will see some strategies to improve the core web vital.
Caching your content will be help reduce the load on your server. A caching tool stores the static HTML versions of your pages, eliminating a need for them to be loaded every time the visitor accesses your site. Depending on your web host, you may be able to leverage the caching on the server level. For example, at the Dream Host, we offer server-side caching on some WordPress plans. However, as a WordPress user, there are also handful of caching the plugins to choose from. One of the most popular options is the WP optimize.
ELIMINATE RENDER BLOCKING RESOURCE
USE CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK
A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is the network of servers across the globe that you can use to be store your content. This means that your visitors will be served your site content from the servers that are in the closest proximity to them. This can be further help to speed up loading times. Using the CDN can speed up LCP times for your users. It can be also help minimize the Time to First Byte (TTFB).
IMPROVE LOADING SPEED
We also recommend that you need to implement lazy loading. This will helps ensure that your images will load exactly when the users get to that section of the web page, rather than loading at the same time as everything else on the page and optimize for mobile in page speed. Lazy loading images can be help improve your LCP and the loading speed.
OPTIMIZE WEBSITE FONTS
As with images, fonts you use on your website can be also influence its loading times. This is because they require browser to download and load the font family, including the each variation of its weight combinations. Optimizing your web fonts can be help improve your website’s performance. This is because the optimized web fonts are smaller in the file size and delivered more quickly.
UPGRADE WORDPRESS HOSTING
If site is particularly slow to load, it may indicate that it’s time to upgrade the web hosting. For example, switching from the shared hosting to a dedicated server can be an excellent way to improve the LCP.