About page speed scores, core web vitals and 3rd party testing tools
UPDATE: As of Monday April 19 2021 - Google has delayed the rollout of the "page experience update" (ie "core web vitals)
- Don't expect drastic changes. Google explicitly states: "sites generally should not expect drastic changes."
HTTPS, mobile-friendly, safe browsing and not having intrusive interstitials are already ranking signals prior to the page experience announcement.
Here's our previous statement on the matter:
While these tools can be a great resource to use for your site, they are not necessarily optimized for analyzing sites built on a CMS (Content Management System) like Odysys' Wordpress Site Builder. These tools are designed to be used on sites you built and coded yourself. The algorithms these tools use for detecting inaccuracies that it thinks are incorrect do not necessarily mean that it's a genuine issue on our your site. These tools use a set formula to apply to a wide variety of different CMS systems across all industries. Alas, they don't have a specific algorithm for detecting Odysys Site Builder/Brizy-specific issues.
Core Web Vitals and PageSpeed Scores: A Sanity Check
Even hilton.com has a really poor Google PageSpeed score and does not pass Google’s Core Web Vitals criteria. In a practical sense, this tells you all you really need to know. If Hilton isn’t passing with all their technical and financial resources, then the bar must be high. Google will not drop every website out of the rankings if they do not pass, but they are encouraging all website owners and developers to start focusing more on speed by way of these Core Web Vitals. This carrot/stick approach is a typical approach for Google to get what they want.
Core Web Vitals are indicated by the little blue bookmark icon (LCP, FID, CLS) in the image above
Note: Core Web Vitals are a part of Google’s PageSpeed score, but do not make up the entire score. In other words - having good Core Web Vitals scores does not ensure high page speed scores and vice versa.
Advice: Compare your website’s PageSpeed and Core Web Vitals scores to that of your competition. This is the true benchmark - not Google’s theoretical score. “You don’t have to outrun the bear, you just have to outrun the person next to you” -Ben Lloyd, Odysys