25+ Interesting Core Web Vitals Statistics in 2021

This is a complete list of up-to-date Core Web Vitals Statistics. Core Web Vitals have become a new standard for web performance; our stats will give you solid information on how Core Web Vitals progresses in 2021.

Summary of Core Web Vitals stats

The CrUX publishes the monthly stats of Core Web Vitals based on the origins of 1million+ websites. The below stats are based on those 1million+ websites. 

  1. Overall, only 21.98% of origins have passed Core Web Vitals by having a good Largest Contentful Paint (CLS), First Input Delay (FID), and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) score.
  2. Out of million sites, 47.99% of origins had a good Largest Contentful Score.
  3. First Input Delay is easy to pass as 89.46% of origins had a good First Input Delay (FID) score.
  4. Only 45.99% of origins had a  good Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) score. 
  5. In the top 1k origins, 70.4% of pages have a good Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) score on Desktop devices, while only 60.1% of the pages have a good LCP score in mobile devices.
  6. In the United States, only 53.7% of origins have a good LCP score, considering the top 1000 origins of all form factors like desktop and mobile.
  7. Korea (39.3%) had the highest number of origins that have passed Core Web Vitals. 
  8. Based on our real-time case study, the Managed WordPress Hosting services provide better Core Web Vitals scores than Shared hosting.
  9. Usage of CDN has a great impact on improving the overall Core Web Vitals score.
  10. 24% of top URLs in the USA finance niche would boost rankings, while only less than 5% of URLs will get a ranking boost in the Education niche.
  11. In Retail sites, almost none of the ranking URLs would get a ranking boost, while 13% of Top URLs in B2B niches will boost. 
  12. In the United Kingdom, 29% of the sites are not fast enough to pass Core Web Vitals.
  13. LCP of 70% of all UK search results is good in Largest Contentful Paint. In the case of FID, 90% of the pages are already good.
  14. The LCP scores of UK-based sites improve month-by-month, where the overall LCP scores are increased from 73% to 75%.
  15. Pages ranking at position 1 were 10% more likely to pass CWV scores than URLs in position 9.
  16. Jimdo is the fastest CMS according to the Core Web Vitals score. Wix is the slowest CMS.
  17. WordPress 10.1 update has got the features to improve the Core Web Vital score.

Largest Contentful Paint Statistics

The below stats are developed based on the domain popularity of over 1million websites. The below stats are based on desktop devices.

  • In the top 1000 sites, 70.4% of pages secured a Good score in LCP (<2.5s). The 21.5% pages got a moderate score, i.e., needs improvement, and 8.1% pages are slower (poor)
  • Between 1k – 20k sites, 66% of pages are good, 26.4% pages need improvement, and 7.6% pages are poor.
  • Between 10k – 100k sites, 62.6% of pages are good, where 28.5% pages need improvement and 9.4% pages are poor.
  • Between 100k – 1m sites, 60.1% pages have good LCP where 28.5% of the page are moderate, and 11.4% of the sites are slow (LCP greater than 4.0 seconds)
  • Considering the 1 million+ sites, only 55.4% of URLs are good, 29.6% are moderate, and 15.1% are slower.
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The Largest Contentful Paint on Phone devices are

  • In the top 1000 sites, 60.1% of pages secured a Good score in LCP (<2.5s). The 27.3% pages got a moderate score, i.e., needs improvement, and 12.7% pages are slower (poor)
  • Between 1k – 20k sites, 53.7% of pages are good, 32.7% pages need improvement, and 13.5% pages are poor.
  • Between 10k – 100k sites, 51.3% of pages are good, where 34.3% pages need improvement and 14.5% pages are poor.
  • Between 100k – 1m sites, 49.0% pages have good LCP where 35.0% of the page are moderate, and 15.9% of the sites are slow (LCP greater than 4.0 seconds)
  • Considering the 1 million+ sites, only 42.7% URLs are good, 36.0% are moderate and 21.3% pages are slower.

Largest Contentful Data based on country:

Only 28.4% of the global top 1000 origins got a passing score in Core Web Vitals. In the USA, only 22.7% of the top 1000 origins have a CWV score. 

Countries with poor internet connections suffer a lot. In Nigeria, only 9.1% of the origins have passed the CWV.

First Input Delay Statistics

First Input Delay is an easily attainable score, and 100% of the top 100 origins have good scores. In the case of 1k-10k origins, 99.8% have a good score. These stats are based on the data with form factor as desktop and connection as 4g.

However, the mobile scores tell us a different story. Only 87.4% of origins have a good FID score of less than 100 ms. If you consider the 100k – 1m, only 79.4% of origins have a good score.

Cumulative Layout Shift Statistics

Most sites struggle to get a passing score in Cumulative Layout Shift. Considering the form factor as Phone and connection as “4G”, Only 40.9% of the Top 1k origins have a good CLS score while 35.9% of pages have a slow CLS score.

The scores are even worse on a desktop with 4g connections. Only 38.5% of top 1k origins have a good CLS score, while 31.9% have poor scores. In the case of 1million+ sites, only 36.2% of the sites have a good CLS score.

How to pass Core Web Vitals?

Core Web Vitals is the latest screening process that websites have to achieve a higher ranking in the Google search. 

It will officially be active by May 2021, and every website will get ranked either “Good,” “Needs Improvement,” or “Poor.” All this is done by analyzing the CRUX reports' data (Chrome User Experience Reports). 

Google launched core web vitals after conducting in-depth research on the industry. It was seen that users incline towards sites that offer them a better user experience. Keeping the results in mind, Google came up with three metrics that every website has to go through, and these are:

  1. Largest Contentful Point (LCP): It is the aggregate of time a page takes to render itself and load all typical elements like image, video, or large block text. The LCP should load at least 75% within 2.5 seconds. I’ve written a detailed guide on Largest Contentful Paint WordPress, which helps anyone achieve a good score without the need of developers.
  2. First Input Delay (FID): This metric focuses on the interactivity of your page. It measures your website's total time to respond after the user has clicked on a link. The ideal FID should be less than 100 milliseconds.
  3. Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS): This focuses on how much your page layout shifts in the process of loading. It is measured in either 0 (no shifting) or 1 (most shifting). The pages should score less than 0.1 seconds to qualify the CLS metric.

Core Web Vitals Case studies

Tokopedia- It is among the biggest e-commerce companies in Indonesia. The page has over 50M+ monthly page views. 

According to the latest Google algorithm, the company has revamped its website and has achieved 35% more Click Through Rate (CTR) with an 8% increase in conversions. 

They have used an extensive framework to achieve these results. The updates have immensely improved the performance of its website.

NDTV- It is a very famous Indian news channel that has over 200M users. It was essential for NDTV to upgrade to the standards of CWV metrics. 

After this, the website received a boost of 55% in their LCP, followed by a decrease in the 50% bounce rate. They used tools like the web.dev/measure, WebpageTest and PageSpeed Insights. 

It increased the consumption and engagement of content and hence increased their revenue. The LCP score went down from 3 seconds to 1.6 seconds after the optimization.

Shopify This case study analyzes the CWV scores of all Shopify themes by doing multiple tests in a day. The results are fascinating to read.

Conclusion

Core Web Vital metrics' launch is indeed important to help website owners understand the user experience while browsing your website. These were some of the latest stats which could help you understand the necessity of CWV better and why you should implement it.

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