What to know about Google’s Core Web Vitals update coming in May 2021

Posted February 10, 2021 by Josh Miller

Beginning in May 2021, Google will shift the factors they use to determine page rank. Google will utilize a combination of Core Web Vitals and User Experience (UX) related signals. So after the update, mobile-friendliness, load speed, and HTTPS-Security will all be a factor in your Google rankings.

As you may or may not know, Google is continuously updating its algorithm. There are roughly 1,000 updates per year. That’s close to three a day and is a lot to keep up with for agencies, let alone small businesses.

Most updates are small and have little to no ripple effect. But a few times a year, there are broader updates producing a more significant impact on the search engine results page. This update will bring page experience into the ranking signals. It will combine Core Web Vitals and previous UX-related signals. Continue Reading →

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