Google is now making it easier for SEO experts and website owners to measure Core web vitals across several different tools.
Core web vitals were introduced just weeks ago, and at that time they could only be measured using the Chrome UX report.
With the announcement that Core web vitals will be incorporated into Google’s ranking algorithm, the company is adding measurement capabilities to many of its existing tools.
Read our previous blog: Google Search Console updated with Core Web Vitals report
Core web vitals can now be measured in different ways using:
There is a new core web vitals in search console to help site owners to evaluate page across an entire site. The report identifies the groups of pages which require your attention, based on real-world data from the Chrome UX report. With this report, you will see that URLs will be omitted if they don’t have a minimum amount of reporting data.
Page Speed Insights
PageSpeed Insights has been upgraded to Lighthouse 6.0, which makes it capable of measuring core web vitals in both the lab and field sections of the report.
Core Web Vitals are annotated with a blue ribbon as shown below.
Lighthouse recently upgraded to version 6.0 which includes additional audits, new metrics, and a newly composed performance score.
Two of these new metrics added are Largest Contentful Paint and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS). Both metrics provide diagnostic information for optimizing user experience.
The third new metric- Total Blocking Time (TBT) is related to First Input Delay (FID) which is another core web vitals metric.
All the products powered by Light House are updated and show the latest version.
Chrome Dev Tools
Chrome Dev Tools has been updated to help site owners find and fix visual inability issues on a page that can contribute to Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS).
It also measures Total Blocking Time (TBT) which is useful when its ones for improving FID.
Now You can see the TBT in the footer of the performance panel when you measure page performance.
Chrome UX report
Also known as CrUX, this report is a public data set of user experience data on millions of websites.
The Chrome UX report measures filed version of all the Core Web Vitals, which means it provides reports from real-world data rather than lab data.
Web Vitals extension
A new extension, now available to install from the Chrome web store, measures the three core web vital metrics in real-time.