There’s Still Time to Take Control of Your Core Web Vitals
On April 19th, Google announced a date change for the roll-out of their page experience ranking metrics, Core Web Vitals. What was previously going to launch in May 2021 will now have a rolling launch between mid-June and the end of August, 2021. Luckily, this gives brands more time to prepare their eCommerce sites for the new ranking system. Google notes, “We hope that this adjusted roll-out schedule will help you continue to make refinements to your website with page experience in mind.”
Google also announced that they are launching yet another report in Search Console for Page Experience. While it’s great that they have so many helpful reports, it can quickly become overwhelming. Google already provides 6 different tools with varying capabilities to audit and monitor Core Web Vitals. Luckily, there is an easier way to audit, monitor, diagnose, troubleshoot, and improve them on your eCommerce site – all from one easy-to-use tool.
YOTTAA provides a comprehensive picture of site performance from infrastructure metrics like DNS lookup time, page load time metrics, and Core Web Vitals. Brands can monitor these metrics for all site visitors across key dimensions like device types and page categories. YOTTAA customers also receive proactive alerts when changes occur across any metric they care about. Check out this video overview of the Core Web Vitals Dashboard.
In addition to monitoring, YOTTAA’s Diagnostics provide the ability to identify problem areas and drill into Core Web Vitals and other performance metrics from the page category level down to individual pages and resources. The Diagnostics feature was built with flexibility in mind to streamline the workflow for site developers and help pinpoint issues causing slowdowns across various metrics. Check out this video overview of Diagnostics for Largest Contentful Paint (LCP).
If you haven’t started preparing your site for the new Core Web Vitals ranking, or if you need assistance with what you’ve done so far, YOTTAA is here to help. Start by running a free eCommerce Core Web Vitals Snapshot Report to gauge where your site currently stands regarding these metrics, as well as other important site performance metrics. Don’t wait until mid-June! Let’s get your site ready today.