Google Adds Page Experience Desktop Report to Search Console

19 January 2022
by Archie Williamson
1 min
Google Adds Page Experience Desktop Report to Search Console

Website owners can now start testing their pages based on Google’s “good page experience” criteria, after the search giant added a new desktop section in Google Search Console on Monday.

Google says the new data analytics report will enable everyone to gain a better understanding of how the new desktop ranking system will affect what is deemed to be a “good” experience for users.

The latest update comes days after Google said it would start rolling out its new ranking system, which will incorporate Core Web Vitals and other metrics linked to a better page experience, in February.

Google opted to stagger the launch of its page experience signals on desktop after initially bringing them to mobile last year.

While it has stressed that the page experience will just be one set of signals its algorithm takes into account when ranking pages, webmasters and SEOs are advised to optimise content accordingly to meet the new standards.

The metrics that are linked to page experience include First Input Delay (FID), which scores the responsiveness of a web page, “mobile friendliness” and whether there are any annoying pop-ups.

In a tweet, Google said: “To support the upcoming rollout of page experience ranking to desktop, Search Console now has a dedicated desktop section in its Page Experience report to help site owners understand Google’s ‘good page experience’ criteria.”

Google also urged its followers to read more about the rollout of page experience ranking for desktop on its Google Search Central Blog.

Website owners now have several weeks to test pages before the update goes live from next month ahead of a complete rollout by the end of March.


Have a question?