Google Chrome will assign a “fast page” label to pages that meet or exceed all Core Web Vitals benchmarks. An update to Google Chrome will highlight certain pages with a “fast page” label. That’s determined based on whether they provide a good user experience.
Google’s definition of providing a good user experience means meeting or exceeding all metrics thresholds for the Core Web Vitals. When Google’s benchmarks are met, users will see the “fast page” label when they long-press on any link within the Chrome mobile browser for Android.
This gives users the ability to check whether the page they’re about to visit is fast, responsive, and stable. The “fast page” label is assigned based on real-world historical data.
When the URL, or other similar URLs, have traditionally been easy for many users, Chrome shows the latest badge. History details are aggregated together from URLs to a domain of a common layout. If a page has insufficient historical data, it will be evaluated by Google according to the host’s website history.
The feature rolls out to Chrome’s beta version 85 on Android currently. Those who want to try it today can navigate to chrome:/flags and activate “Performance information in the context menu and the remote hint fetch.” Users will see the marking “quick tab” as this function is rounded out to all in the final edition of Chrome 85 whether they have a Lite mode or “Search and Save.”
The latest research reveals that only a tiny percentage of websites were adequately configured to pass an inspection of core Web Vitals. Most pages follow the requirements for one or two platform vitals, but only a few pass the test for all three.
Below are the main network critical values and their respective calculation thresholds:
- Largest Contentful Paint (LCP): Tests how easily the key contents of a web page are loaded. This should take place within 2.5 seconds of a page.
- The FID: Tests how easily users will communicate with a website once it has arrived. It is expected to happen in 100 milliseconds.
- Cumulative Design Shift (CLS): Tests how often unanticipated configuration changes occur to consumers. Pages will hold the CLS below 0.1.
The FID examination passes nearly 90% of the smartphone URLs checked during the analysis. The LCP and CLS tests received fewer than half. So the site owners ought to focus on these areas if they want to get a “quick website” mark in Chrome. Perhaps more critical than this is the latest Google algorithm upgrade, which will list Core Web Vitals.
Nonetheless, this upgrade will only arrive in 2021, so SEOs and site owners can plan for it long enough. Seeing that Chrome 85 is still on the public beta test list, it can not be too officially released