30-second summary: The Mobile Experience is critical for all categories when looking at Core Web Vitals (CWV) Image compression seems to be a leading challenge for leading brands Pages doing well for CWV tend to be informational in nature Retail, in particular, could see significant disruption if second-tier retailers receive a boost Across all sectors, there is opportunity and time for improvement and preparation as long as issues are addressed as a business priority Enterprise Search and Digital Marketers need to prescribe the right course of action to meet core vital benchmarks They must also convince the rest of the organization that the efforts will be worth the results The long-awaited implementation of mobile-first indexing is now upon us, meaning that content visible only on desktop will be ignored from this point on by the world’s largest search engine. Mobile-first has been a priority of Google’s for years as the beat of the user experience drum has grown to a crescendo. A few short months from now, the Page Experience update as a whole will roll out, too.
30-second summary: The biggest Google update of the year is called the Page Experience update. Core Web Vitals are part of that update, and they are definitely ranking factors to keep in mind, especially when optimizing images. AMP is no longer the only way to get a “Top Stories” feature on mobile.