Google Search Console Core Web Vitals Boundaries Changed On February 17th

Feb 18, 2021 • 7:31 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Google made a small change to how it plots the core web vitals data in Google Search Console. The change goes into effect on February 17, 2021 and using less than as a boundary, Google is using less than or equal to.

Google said this may result in you seeing a change in your red to yellow or yellow to green indicators for the better.

Google wrote "the metrics defining the boundaries for LCP, FID, CLS, which used to be < (less than), are now defined as <= (less than or equal to). Therefore you might see a change in statuses (for the better) in this report."

Here are the boundaries:

Google Core Web Vitals Boundaries

Here is a screen shot of the Search Console report:

Google Core Web Vitals

So some of you may see a lot more green just based on this change in a couple of days after the reports update.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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