Back in September last year, Google completed rolling out the page experience update for mobile devices.
Now, we came to know that, the big G is going to start rolling out the same update for the desktop devices.
The update will start next month and will complete rolling out in March 2022.
The page experience update for desktop devices will include the same metrics as it does for mobile devices.
Those of you who don’t know, the page experience update contains some metrics described below.
Metrics of Google Page Experience Update for Desktop Devices
The page experience update for desktop contains five metrics listed below.
- Largest Contentful Paint (LCP)
- Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS)
- First Input Delay (FID)
- HTTPS Security
- Absence of intrusive interstitials
The first three metrics are together called the Core Web Vitals.
Will this update affect your ranking?
This update is designed to find out web pages that provide a great user experience.
Hence, it definitely ranks those websites up that provide a great user experience.
But, as you see this update is for desktop devices, hence, it won’t drastically affect the ranking.
Google Search Console rolls out Page Experience Report for Desktop Devices
The page experience report for desktop devices is now appearing in the Search Console.
Google Search Central confirmed the same in a tweet posted yesterday.
The page experience report helps to find out those pages on our website that provide a good page experience to the visitors.
Here is how the page experience report section for desktop devices looks in the console.
You can use this link to access the same section in your console for a selected property (website).
Google follows the same pattern of rolling out the Report before the Update
Last year, the page experience report (for mobile devices) appear in the search console before the update goes live on Google Search.
Following the same pattern, this year also the report goes live on the console before the update goes live on the search.
Why Google has made the report live before rolling out the update on the search?
Well, with this approach, Google helps webmasters to identify pages that don’t resonate with the update. So that, they have ample time to correct the pages to fulfill the update criteria.