After 6 months of preparation, Google’s Speed Update is now rolling out to all users. This change will only affect the mobile search rankings of the slowest websites on the internet.
Google’s original announcement said that this update will “only affect a small percentage of queries.” However, they have since updated this to state “all users”.
So, how do we know if Google considers our web pages fast or not? Unfortunately, Google hasn’t provided a specific metric for this… However, the company does say that it uses a number of ways to measure page speed and suggested that webmasters look at the metrics from the Chrome User Experience report, the Lighthouse tool and PageInsights tool.
if you have any questions or feedback, you can visit Google’s webmaster forums.
This Speed Update began rolling out on July 9, 2018.
Brendan Golingan is a Search & Digital Marketing Manager