Check the vitality of a website through Google Chrome’s latest Web Vitals Tool

Google has recently launched a new Chrome tool, named as Web Vitals. It is an initiative to guide the website developers so that they can provide quality signals that are necessary to deliver a dynamic user experience on the web.

Web Vital subset, known as Core Web Vitals, has been made applicable for all web pages. Each of the Core Web Vitals represents a critical analysis based on a user-centric outcome. It gives a true reflection of real-world experience and is measurable in the field, i.e. on real users who are loading and interacting with the page.

These Core Web Vitals are easily measurable by all site owners and will surface across all tools by Google.

Core Web Vitals at the moment focuses on three aspects from a user’s perspective: Loading, Interactivity, and Visual Stability. So, if any site or web page lacks anywhere in these three aspects, the developers will be notified and pushed to improve these areas.

Google has always strived to give a fast and smooth web experience to its users. That is the reason why it launched its Chrome Web browser more than ten years ago.

Another incentive for websites to perform better is that faster sites achieve a better place in Google search results. This shows how much Google craves good browsing speed, and it makes sense. The world has become very fast-paced and time is of immense value. With better connectivity, there should be no hindrance in browsing for anyone, and Google certainly understands this.

Keeping this thing in mind, in the past also, Google developed some other tools to measure website speed and performance. Some of these tools include Lighthouse, Chrome DevTools, PageSpeed Insights, Search Console’s Speed Report, etc.

Apart from Google, AOL also provides a tool for the same purpose, called the WebPageTest tool. All these tools are challenging to use by developers because of their complexities.

However, Google’s new Web Vitals simplifies confusing and complicated statistics into scores that are useful to guide web developers in the right direction for more effective performance.

This extension works for Chrome on personal computers only. For mobile devices, Google suggests the developers should use its Lighthouse tool.

The issue of measuring or producing a performance score for a website is manageable through these tools, but to actually get an upgraded and improved performance is still questionable, and can often cause trouble in paradise!

When Netflix used a speed test site to rate different internet service providers, they all got offended and considered it an attack on net neutrality.

But keeping all such petty differences aside, web developers need to understand the demand of users, value their time, and comprehend that there is no harm to achieve as much maximum efficacy as possible to provide a greater user experience.

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