Back in May we reported the announcement of Google MUM and what it might mean for search. MUM began to come into effect in June 2021, with the aim of delivering improved search results based on a more real-world understanding of language and complex queries. This updated blog gives more information about Google MUM and how it is likely to be applied in real world searches.
Following on from our What Will Google’s Core Web Vitals Algorithm Update Mean For You? We take a deeper look at Core Web Vitals, what they are, and what they could mean for your website.
In May 2020 Google first announced their intention to add enhanced user experience factors into the core algorithm. As part of this roll out, the Core Web Vitals (CWV) update is due to be released during June 2021.
Essentially Core Web Vitals centralises a number of user experience factors found in the Page Speed Insights report to make them easier to identify, track and improve.
It’s worth noting that at present it appears only a small percentage of websites are performing in line with Google’s standards in these areas. That means after the update rolls out in June, it is possible that a number of underperforming websites will see a negative impact on performance as a result.