Apart from podcasts appearing up in the SERPs, Google I/O brings another good news for SEO experts round the globe. They’re finally adding a Page Speed Report in Google Search Console.
Announcement: Finally, the highly anticipated page speed report in Search Console is out.
Google officially self-assessed the new page speed report this past May, but it first came out back in the month of February. That is roughly just 9 months of waiting for this report to launch.
Now that the public rollout is live, let’s uncover what’s in the report and how site owners can benefit from this.
Taking A Sneak Peak Into New Page Speed Report:
Google’s new page speed report strategically draws out data from the Chrome User Experience Report and automatically clubs together the URLs into the categories of “Fast,” Moderate,” and “Slow.” It seeems just like other Search Console reports that group URLs together based on how effectively they meet certain criteria (such as having valid structured data markup).
The report also helps to identify causing abruot slowdowns and further categorizes pages by grouping URLs with similar issues together.
Clicking on one of the identified issues to avail more information will eventually bring users to Google’s Page Speed Insights tool. Right from there, site owners can learn about how to optimize their pages to solve the specific issue.
In addition to keeping a check on the slow and moderate pages, you can dig deep into the fast pages to learn more about their performance:
How Does The Page Speed Report Works?
Google Says: You can use this report collectively for monitoring performance over time and for tracking website fixes. This means that after the issue is resolved, site owners can return to the report to track whether users actually experienced any improvement in performance.
Please See: At present this report is in its experimental phase, which means that it will be revised and improved with the flow of time. However, unlike typical Google experiments, this report will be rolling out equally to everyone.