Google's New Core Web Vital 📈 - What the INP Metric Means for Website Builders 🌐

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Hello Builders,

Google has officially launched a new core web vital metric today, March 12th. Interaction to Next Paint or "INP" is effectively replacing a lis a measurement of responsiveness that will replace First Input Delay (FID).

What is Interaction to Next Paint?

Both FID and INP measure how responsive and interactive a website is. Users would describe a website with good FID or INP scores as "fast" and "snappy". With INP taking over, a website's INP scores look at the time it takes between when you interact with an element on a website and when that element responds.

For those who are keen on the specifics, the team provides a thorough analysis and explanation of INP on their blog, delving into the technical nuances.

The rationale for introducing INP is straightforward: it serves as a more accurate measure of the overall user experience. A website that ensures fast and smooth interactions consistently across all user engagements is deemed superior to one that performs well only at the first interaction.

Duda has prepared for months & is still the leader in Core Web Vitals

By utilizing Google Chrome’s Dev Tools, the engineering team at Duda meticulously analyzed INP metrics to pinpoint the latency in each interaction across numerous Duda websites. This investigation revealed common issues that, when improved upon at the platform scale, lead to significant enhancements.

For those building websites with Duda, the transition to INP is more of an acknowledgment than a concern. This is because Duda's engineering team tirelessly refines the underlying technologies of every site hosted on their platform to guarantee optimal Core Web Vitals scores, INP included. Duda still leads the way in Core Web Vitals.

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