During the submitted Question and Answer segment in a recent John Mueller hangout, one SEO professional asked John about Core Web Vitals.
They have a bad CLS score, but they do have good FCP, FID, and LCP scores.
It’s only the CLS score that’s terrible.
John explained that they don’t have anything like a fixed number regarding how strong these scores work for websites.
So it’s really hard to say exactly what the impact will actually be.
However, from Google’s point of view, Google does take these metrics into consideration when it comes to Core Web Vitals and the page experience ranking factor.
And Google does try to look at them overall.
They do try to focus especially on the area where you’re in that ‘reasonable area’ with regards to these scores.
If you’re not in the bad scores section, and you make some improvements to get out of that section, that’s something that Google would consider being reasonable.
John also said that there’s not currently anything fixed within the algorithm in terms of a function that considers ½ of FCP, ½ of CLS, or ⅓ of these Core Web Vitals metrics into consideration.
It’s more like something where they examine the bigger picture.
And it could happen over time, where they change things around a little bit to make sure they are actually treating the page experience of pages properly.
This is especially true regarding page experience, where they make changes from year to year.
John expects that perhaps when Google reviews this, they could potentially pre-announce some other changes or other factors that come into play here.
This is similar to how Google introduced the desktop aspect of page experience, which is coming into play this year.
This happens at approximately the 40:18 mark in the video.