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Timeline for bringing page experience ranking to desktop  |  Google Search Central Blog  |  Google Developers

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Thursday, November 4, 2021

At I/O 2021, we previewed our plans to bring page experience ranking to desktop. Today we’re announcing more details, including the timeline for these changes. This work builds on top of the page experience update we rolled out on mobile between June and August 2021.

Rollout will begin in February 2022

We’ll begin using page experience as part of our desktop ranking systems beginning in February 2022. The rollout will be complete by the end of March 2022. This ranking launch will be based on the same page experience signals that we rolled out for mobile earlier this year. We are also planning to help site owners understand how their desktop pages are performing with regards to page experience using a Search Console report which will launch before desktop becomes a ranking signal.

This means the same three Core Web Vitals metrics: LCP, FID, and CLS, and their associated thresholds will apply for desktop ranking. Other aspects of page experience signals, such as HTTPS security and absence of intrusive interstitials, will remain the same as well. While the mobile-friendliness signal continues to be a part of mobile ranking, it won’t be a factor for desktop. When a site has separate desktop and mobile URLs with an appropriate configuration, the desktop signal is based on the URLs that desktop users see.

Factor Mobile Desktop
Largest Contentful Paint (LCP)
Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS)
First Input Delay (FID)
HTTPS Security
Absence of intrusive interstitials
Mobile friendliness (Not applicable)

We hope this blog post provides you with details for you to understand and optimize your page experience in preparation for the upcoming changes, and in turn help you build better websites.

If you have questions or feedback, please visit our help forums or let us know through Twitter.

Posted by Jeffrey Jose, Product Manager on Search

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