Google is preparing to introduce a new ranking signal for Search, based on page experience as measured by Core Web Vitals metrics. This includes factors like page speed, responsiveness, and the stability of content as it loads. The upcoming update will combine these signals with previously announced UX-related signals for mobile-friendliness, safe browsing, HTTPS security, and intrusive interstitials.
Google is also updating its requirements for the Top Stories feature. It will no longer be limited to AMP pages – any content will be eligible:
As part of this update, we’ll…