Page load speed is an important ranking factor for websites. Typically, the Core Web Vitals describe the page load speed and the most important of the Core Web Vitals is the Largest Contentful Paint. Optimizing the LCP is essential as it contributes to a faster page load speed.
Recently, an article in the Search Engine Journal highlighted these points, and Webicorp, digital marketing provider, takes a closer look at the findings.
Largest Contentful Paint is one of the Core Web Vitals that indicates how fast the largest content piece (text, video, or image) takes to load on the browser. LCP measures the time between requests for a URL and the rendering of the largest content piece on the viewport.
The best value for LCP is 2.5 seconds or less.
Optimizing the LCP is a very difficult process, and developers need to optimize every aspect of the page-loading process. Here’s a brief rundown of the ways in which LCP can be optimized.
Resources like CSS stylesheets and script tags are termed render-blocking resources because they need to load first before the browser can paint content on the screen. Hence, these render-blocking resources need to be optimized. You can do that by identifying and reviewing the validity of these resources and then using compression on some of them.
Using this attribute, one can direct to the browser which image should load first. All you have to do is set the “fetchpriority” attribute to high so that the browser fetches and downloads that image first of all. So, in this way, a digital marketing provider will boost your website speed by optimizing which image needs to be loaded first.
If your site is image heavy you can use WebP file type which helps to maintain the resolution and quality at a lower image file size. Moreover, you can ensure the image resolution is low without losing the quality of the image.
Lastly, the initial HTML document should be delivered fast. If this is done, then obviously, there will be no problem with the loading of the LCP.
Digital marketing provider, Webicorp, ensures that the Largest Contentful Paint load time is optimized and the website loads smoothly.
Core Web Vitals need to be monitored effectively so that the website pages load faster providing a better user experience and a lower bounce rate.