#seo #google Starting May 2021, Google will include Page Experience ranking signals in the ranking algorithm.
Optimizing is not an easy task, even for simple WordPress sites with a few plugins. I spent quite a lot of time to achieve good score on a few websites.
https://developers.google.com/web/tools/lighthouse (or the Chrome Dev version is even better) – most of the recommendations are easy to implement and will get you a decent score. Do the easy ones first.
Eliminate render-blocking resources is the most significant one, but can be hard without a plugin.
- WordPress:https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/query-monitor/ (for debugging)
- W3 TotalCache (free) or WP Rocket (paid)
Keep an eye on Google Search Console, it will alert you on slow pages.
To explain it easy, Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) will be the biggest element (in size: width-height) in the viewing part of your page (can be an IMAGE, can be a big paragraph of text). Try to load that element fast.