The warnings contain data from the Chrome User Experience Report that focus on three new page speed metrics - the time that a first pixel renders to the screen, the time that a page is fully rendered, and the time delay for a page to respond to a user action.

With page speed being a key ranking signal in the Google algorithm and an important user experience factor, Digital Minute takes a closer look at these warnings.

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Video Transcript

Hello, I’m Anne Christine and on this Digital Minute, we’re looking at how Google is putting the issue of page speed back into focus.

Google has been issuing warnings in the Google Search Console to warn website owners about slow-loading web pages – with the warnings containing much more specific data than before.

Warnings from Google about slow page loading times is not new – Google has issued these before. But what is different about these warnings is that they contain much more specific information about a pages’ load speed, and focus on some brand new metrics.

The warnings contain data from the Chrome User Experience Report that focus on three key areas – the time that a first pixel renders to the screen, the time that a page is fully rendered, and the time delay for a page to respond to a user action.

With page speed being an important factor in both user experience and the Google ranking algorithm, website owners should be taking these warnings seriously. Our free page speed optimisation guide covers some of the key steps to make sure that your site isn’t slowing down your customers.

Thanks for watching, I’m Anne-Christine Charigault, and that was your Digital Minute.

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