So there's that, it has been said. Your Lighthouse score doesn't matter. Let's nuance this a bit.
Reddit might not be the first platform you think of when talking about SEO or Core Web Vitals. However, this exact same question got asked on Reddit and led to a surprising reply.
Wether you're reading a LinkedIn or Twitter discussion, there still is confusion around lazyloading images. Especially when it comes to above the fold images, such as hero images. Let's deal with this for once and for all.
You're on stackoverflow or MDN docs and found a code snippet that should help pagespeed. Just copy + paste it and hope it works!
When it comes to Core Web Vitals, there isn't a one-size-fits. And the same actually applies to (Shopware) shops, as each will have some customized functionality. However, rule of thumb are the same when it comes to Core Web Vitals, but also the typical Shopware shop as they are sharing the same boilerplate.
Google I/O is an annual developer conference held by Google. "I/O" stands for input/output, as well as the slogan "Innovation in the Open", where they typically introduce new developments.
November 2020 I (and Google) reported that Core Web Vitals would become a ranking factor. This week Google has announced that this has been delayed for several weeks.
Layout shifts aren't a good look and should be below 10%. And while it might actually attract visitors in some contexts, shifts on a website might lead to page abandonment. But there's more to it.
"Critical CSS is a must-have for a good pagespeed and core web vitals score". I saw this statement passing by recently, and although using critical CSS myself, such claim comes with nuance.
So, you've got a hero image which is actually messing up your LCP metric in Lighthouse or PageSpeed Insights? You might not have heard this before, but making it even bigger will help.
Google Lighthouse has recently had an update. This may also have (negatively) influenced your scores. I briefly paid attention to it in a LinkedIn post, but in this blogpost I will go into it a bit more deeply.
You're on a quest to achieve green results as Core Web Vitals is coming closer. Can PageSpeed Insights be deceived to rank better?
Wondering why Lighthouse is recommending you to fix this, although you don't see any layout shifts yourself, and why is it warning you only now and not before?
To reduce page size plus your user's data usage and improve loading speed it is best to minify JS and CSS files. Fortunately, many developers or just plugins are already doing this by default. However..
Instant noodle soup is not the best example, but would you trust shellfish that would've been in boiling water for just 100 milliseconds? Well that's where I had to change things to give users a trustworthy feeling.
Wait, what!? Obviously, I could name some great PWA solutions out there, but it wasn't always so. Today's case, migrated in November, is proving that you can build perfectly performant solutions, for real users, the traditional way.
If you reached this blog, then chances are you've heard of Cloudflare. CDN solution might be the first that comes to mind, but their focus is even broader. However, it stops at Core Web Vitals.
With website visitors from around the globe and having to convert currencies when doing a quotation, I figured embedding a currency converter instead.
A lot has been said and written about Google's AMP. I even implemented AMP in the boilerplate CMS that I use for own cases. But how about AMP and Core Web Vitals?
That sounds like clickbait, or at least too good to be true, right? That's what I thought. No rocket science and overengineering over here.