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Google's New PageSpeed Measures in Plain English

Punit Sethi
Website Speed & Scalability
Originally published at tezify.com ・1 min read

With Lighthouse 6.0, Google introduced a few new Site Speed measures (also known as Web Vitals). You can see these when you run PageSpeed tests & how they affect your PageSpeed / Lighthouse score.

This post is a jargon-free & simple description of these measures:

Cumulative Layout Shift

Remember the last time you tried to click a link & the link changed it’s position. And, this caused your click to land you on a different page? This metric addresses such experiences.

Cumulative Layout Shift

First Input Delay

Remember when you tap a button, link or text-box as the page is loading and nothing seems to happen forever? This metric addresses such experiences.

First Input Delay

Largest Contentful Paint

The time when the largest visible content element on screen is fully displayed.

Largest Contentful Paint

To understand the above metrics in greater detail, check this Google web.dev article.

Your feedback, thoughts & opinion on the above are welcome.

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