March 12 Interaction to Next Paint Will Become A Google Core Web Vital

Feb 1, 2024 - 7:51 am 0 by

Google Robot Painting

Google has announced that March 12, 2024 will be the official date for when Interaction to Next Paint (INP) will replace First Input Delay (FID) as a Core Web Vital metric. We knew it was coming in March but we didn't have the specific date until now.

Google wrote:

We're announcing that INP will officially become a Core Web Vital and replace FID on March 12 of this year, and that FID will be deprecated in this transition. It's worth repeating that INP will officially become a Core Web Vital and replace FID on March 12 of this year. Another outcome of this is that FID will no longer be a Core Web Vital, and will be officially deprecated and removed from the program.

Here is the revised timeline from Google:

Inp Timeline

Google has been talking about this happening since early 2022, so it is a long time coming. More on INP can be found here and how to optimize for it can be found here.

There are reports in Search Console for INP - so check those out if you have not done so already. Last July Google did send out notices about INP issues through Search Console.

Just a reminder, fixing INP issues won't make for visibility changes in Google Search. Just keep in mind, page experience is not a system, but rather a good page experience is part of the overall core ranking system. "Good stats within the Core Web Vitals report in Search Console or third-party Core Web Vitals reports don't guarantee good rankings," Splitt wrote.

Forum discussion at X.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Search Ranking Update, Recipe Blogs Drop, Google Hits Reviews & More SEO, PPC and Local - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Google

Google Shopping Carousel Dynamically Changes Products Below

Feb 22, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google

Bug With Google Shopping Exclude Search Operator

Feb 22, 2024 - 7:41 am
Bing Search

Bing Tests Next Page & Refresh In Place Of Normal Pagination

Feb 22, 2024 - 7:31 am
Bing Search

Bing Search Sub-Sitelinks (Expandable Sitelinks)

Feb 22, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google

Google Fading In Text Of Search Result Snippets On Scroll

Feb 22, 2024 - 7:11 am
Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: February 21, 2024

Feb 21, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Previous Story: Google Search Also Having Issues With Recipe Sites