The Key to a High-Performing Website: Understanding Core Web Vitals

What Are Core Web Vitals?

Today, having a fast, user-friendly website is even more critical for small businesses trying to engage customers online than ever before. Google has raised the standards for what makes a high-quality website by emphasizing Core Web Vitals – key metrics that measure real-world user experience. Let’s explore what these vital signs of website performance are and how freelance web designer Jose Antonio can help your business website meet Google’s goals.

Largest Contentful Paint (LCP)

Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) measures how long it takes for your main page content to load. Google recommends pages load content in under 2.5 seconds. A slow LCP leaves users staring at a blank screen, hurting engagement.

First Input Delay (FID)

First Input Delay (FID) is the time from when a user first interacts with your site (like clicking a link) to the response. Pages should respond in under 100 milliseconds for seamless browsing.

Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS)

Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) tracks unexpected movement of page elements after load. Minimal layout shift creates a consistent user experience.

How to Optimize Your Site for Page Speed

Optimizing these core vitals results in greater user satisfaction and lower bounce rates. But technical work like lazy loading images, minimizing JavaScript, and optimizing delivery is complex and can take some time to overcome.

This is where Jose Antonio’s years of web development expertise come in. He can audit your current site performance using tools like Google’s PageSpeed Insights and GTMetrix. Then he’ll make under-the-hood improvements to achieve fast LCP and FID scores and prevent CLS layout jumps.

Jose delivers custom solutions like image compression, optimized hosting, and modern web development best practices to create a smooth, frustration-free visitor experience. If you want to not just meet, but exceed Google’s Core Vitals recommendations, contact Jose Antonio today for an evaluation of your current website’s speed and performance. Invest in a site designed for how people use the web today and create an experience that keeps users coming back!

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Freelance web developer and designer, Jose Antonio has worked since 2016 to help others establish a better understanding of how the web works. Having previously established and dissolved a brand, working in agency, and caring for five pets, including a potbelly pig, have provided him with the skills and patience to overcome any challenge and of course blog about it.

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