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Page Experience Update Complete: What you Need to Know

After two months of waiting, Google finally announced that the Page Experience Update rollout is now complete. The gradual rollout started on June 15, 2021, and was supposed to be finished by the end of August 2021 but was delayed for a few days.

The announcement was made on the official Google Search Central Twitter account. Google said that Page Experience is now live for both search and Top Stories mobile carousel. 

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What are Intrusive Interstitials and How do they affect SEO?

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Was there ever a time where you click on a website then right before you are able to scroll for the content that you need or select the product you want to purchase, there’s this big pesky pop-up that suddenly blocks your entire screen. Annoying right? We’ve all been there at least once and if it’s annoying to us SEOs and website owners, you can be sure that’s annoying to any other user as well.

These pop-ups are called Intrusive Interstitials and they may be the reason why your website is not reaching it’s full ranking potential.

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SEMRush Core Web Vitals Report Review

SEMRush Core Web Vitals Report Review

To be able to complete a comprehensive Site Audit report to improve your visibility on the SERPs, you’re going to have to look at your Core Web Vitals. To make the process easier, invest in trusted SEO tools such as SEMRush’s Site Audit Tool. Recently, SEMRush released a new tool in beta, their Core Web Vitals Report. And today, I’ll be showing you my SEMRush Core Web Vitals report review.

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Core Web Vitals Guide Part 4: Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS)

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When there are unexpected movements within the contents of a web page, it could be a frustrating experience to a user because it could interrupt something that they are doing on the page.

Just imagine trying to scroll through the catalog of an ecommerce website and suddenly the products started to move left and right on its own and before you know it, you’ve accidentally placed the wrong products in your shopping cart. That is an example of what Cumulative Layout Shift means.

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Core Web Vitals Guide Part 3: First Input Delay (FID)

Have you ever experienced trying to click on a button or a link on a website but it doesn’t seem to respond right away? That small delay leaves a bad impression on users that may ultimately be the reason why they don’t visit more pages on your website or worse, not return at all.

In this third part of our Core Web Vitals guide, I will walk you through the second Core Web Vitals metric, First Input Delay (FID).

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Core Web Vitals Guide Part 2: Largest Contentful Paint (LCP)

optimizing largest contenful paint (LCP)

In the 2nd part of our Core Web Vitals guide, we’ll talk about the first of the three metrics, Largest Contentful Paint or LCP. I’ll run you through everything you need to know about LCP and how you can optimize for it to get your website prepared for when Core Web Vitals become a ranking factor in 2021.

Website loading speeds are one of the most important ranking factors and it highly affects user experience as well. If it takes minutes before your main content loads, it is a bad experience for the user. 

Before, it was challenging for developers to measure the time it takes for the main content of a web page to be visible to a user. So Google kept it simple and found out that the best way to measure it is by the largest element on the web page thus the metric, Largest Contentful Paint. 

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Complete Core Web Vitals Guide

Complete Core Web Vitals Optimization Guide

Page experience will officially be a ranking factor this 2021. This means that optimizing page experience is a necessity for webmasters and SEOs if they want to be successful in the long-run. Page experience used to be a vague topic where the only quantifiable and measurable aspect of it is on how fast a page or site loads. But with Core Web Vitals, specific page elements that affect a user’s experience in your page are quantified and this gives you different opportunities to improve your site’s page experience. Core Web Vitals is split into three major aspects (with minor ones), so with research and enough experimentation, and to be ready for 2021, here’s how you can optimize for Core Web Vitals:

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Things You Need to Know About Optimizing Core Web Vitals for SEO

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User Experience is officially a ranking factor in 2021 and SEOs who are failing to optimize for it will be in a world of trouble come the next year. If you are well-versed in white hat SEO, you are also probably in the know about Google’s updates on their ranking signals.

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New Ranking Factor: Page Experience and Core Web Vitals

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Just a week ago, Google announced a new update that will effectively help them gauge how users experience your pages. The new update will include their old user experience factors such as page speed and mobile-friendliness which will be incorporated into the new Core Web Vitals they released to come up with a much more accurate metric for a user’s page experience. So, if Google determines that a page gives users poor experience, they MAY not rank it as highly as they are ranking it now. The official name of the update is Google Page Experience update and it is expected to be rolled out sometime next year. 

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