Chrome User Experience Report Now Shows Country Specific Data

Jan 25, 2018 • 7:17 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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With all the talk about the Google Page Speed Update and using tools like the PageSpeed Insights Tool to measure your page speed and make improvements, Google quietly announced that the Chrome User Experience Report now will give you country-level insights.

Before the tool only gave your the data on a global aggregate basis, now you can drill down to country-specific datasets to compare these metrics across specific regions. Google wrote:

For example, in the screenshot above we see a query that compares the aggregate densities for 4G and 3G effective connection types across a few countries. What’s interesting is to see how prevalent 4G speeds are in Japan, while 3G speeds are still very common in India. Insights like these are made possible thanks to the new country dimension.

Here is a screen shot:

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I have to assume, but I will try to find out, that the page speed update is using the global numbers and if you are slow in France but fast in the US, you won't rank lower in France? Of course, this update only impacts super slow pages, so being super slow in France but super fast in the US seems like a weird and unlikely scenario. Well, maybe with net neutrality and all. :)

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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