Google Discusses Grouping URLs for Core Web Vitals Scores

In a Google workplace hours hangout the query was requested if comparable sorts of pages, like class pages, had aggregated core net vitals scores. John Mueller answered

An individual requested if comparable pages had been grouped and scored collectively. The purpose this issues is as a result of some sections won’t have sufficient visits by Chrome customers to offer information again to Google for core net vitals scoring.

The query requested was:

“John, you don’t group URLs by type, do you? Because we’ve noticed something similar, that category pages also don’t have enough Chrome views in order to give perfect data.

But we get messages saying these are similar pages.”


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John Mueller’s reply was quick and with none ambiguity.

He answered:

“Yeah. We do that. We do that with the Chrome User Experience Report data, the field real-world data, essentially, where we try to recognize when there are pages that are similar enough that we could group them together.”

So what John is saying is that if Google is grouping comparable pages collectively.

Next he follows up and talks concerning the scoring of these teams.


“And then that could be… I don’t know how that would look in practice.

It could be something where all of your category pages are in one group and we say, well, these pages perform similarly. So if we find a new URL that is also a part of this group, we don’t have to have data for that new URL. We can rely on the data for the group overall.”


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That confirms that if Google doesn’t have core net vitals information for a person pages that Google will merely assign it the general rating for the group that it’s assigned to.

Next Mueller discusses how this would possibly create anomalies within the Google Search Console report.


“And I think that sometimes throws things off a little bit in the sense of we might have one group, essentially, for a site. But that could contain thousands of URLs.

So, in the report in Search Console, I think we would report that as thousands of URLs have this problem.

And then we just show that one part of the group, essentially.

But not seeing any data at all in one report and seeing a lot of data in the other report, that feels kind of weird.”

Core Web Vitals Group Scoring

That Google teams URLs collectively for scoring is one thing to bear in mind.

Aggregating scores might clarify why some publishers and SEOs won’t see fixes acknowledged of their core net vitals report if only a part of a web site is addressed for a repair however not all the web site.

The scores of the mounted sections would possibly get aggregated with the scores of sections which can be being crawled and scored.


Watch the Google Office Hours Hangout
At the ten:34 minute mark

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