Google Search Console Issues

AnnaKennedy
New Member
6 0 0

Using the Google Search Console I ran the Core Web Vitals and it has brought back warnings for both mobile and desktop on over 400 URLs which is a bit worrying.  The two issues are shown in the first screenshot and are CLS and LCP issues.  I understand from online research what these are, but how to fix the issues...  no idea.

 

I then had a look at Page Speed insights which also highlights quite a few issues here.

 

Can anyone at Shopify shed any light on how I can improve or fix this as I could not find anything on the forum or in the help section.

 

Thanks

 

Screenshot Core Web Vitals.pngPageSpeed Insights.png

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DigiHarsh
Excursionist
16 0 9

You can remove it very easily you have to work on it by increasing your visitors.

AnnaKennedy
New Member
6 0 0

So the more visitors we have, the quicker images and pages will load???

DigiHarsh
Excursionist
16 0 9
You have to do image optimisation in your website
DigiHarsh
Excursionist
16 0 9
What is your website WordPress or blgger if you have blogger site then use simple template this will also increase your website speed.

If you have WordPress site then in WordPress there are so many plugin that will help you to increase your website speed.

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MS-WEB-DESIGNER
Shopify Partner
3012 181 488

Dear AnnaKennedy,

 

Are you sure Search Console is showing you the metrics for the AMP version and not the regular one?

 

My recommendation is to switch your site to AMP Standard mode, and then work on resolving any AMP compatibility issues that might pop up. Then you should see much better values.

 

https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2020/05/evaluating-page-experience.html - hope this link will help you.

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DigiHarsh
Excursionist
16 0 9
Yes amp is good for increase speed of website
AnnaKennedy
New Member
6 0 0

Sorry, I am not sure what you mean by AMP version.  As far as I know I just have my main domain www.edibilis.co.uk.  Can you shed any light?

 

MS-WEB-DESIGNER
Shopify Partner
3012 181 488

Please check at app section in your store , Is there any amp related app?

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AnnaKennedy
New Member
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Thank you - yes there is.  I am installing one just now and will see how that goes.  Thank you so much for your help.

AsthaUpadhyay
Shopify Expert
129 3 13

Hello,
Hope you are doing well.
Google search console is a free tool that helps you monitor your website performance and therefore optimizes the visibility by making the website rank higher in the SERPs

Google Search Console Issues are -
1) Google has encountered crawling issue - This issue can be fixed by a tool called URL inspection in Google search console which is useful to debug the page and determine the underlying causes for the same.

2) Sitemap no longer exist - Sometimes pages show 404 error and that needs to be removed which is completely acceptable. Only some 404 errors need to be fixed. Eventually Googleboot would stop fetching for such errors.

3) Redirect Error - When you remove a page from your website, its better to set the 301 redirect as to inform the browser that the page has been moved or redirected to the new page. The extension called "Ayima" is great at fetching if the page has been redirected or not.

4) Pages are blocked by robots.txt - If you have submitted the page and the page has been blocked by the robots.txt then the page won't be indexed. To resolve this error you can test the page by robots.txt tester to confirm the problems.

5) Page is marked with Noindex - If you have submiitted the page and that is marked as Noindex. This issue can be resolved by removing the HTTP header or meta robot tag simultaneously.

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KevinW
Explorer
55 8 64

Wow! I'm shocked at how misguided these responses are @AnnaKennedy. These people clearly have no idea what you're actually asking! The Core Web Vitals your site is struggling with have nothing to do with how many visitors are coming to your site or whether you use AMP. Ignore their guidance and allow me to help get you back on track... 

LCP is a speed-focused metric that's affected by:

  • your theme choice (Warehouse if I'm not mistaken)
  • the number and type of apps you've installed
  • the number and size of the images you've uploaded
  • CSS/JS customization  

CLS is a design-focused metric that's affected by:

  • your theme choice
  • specific theme features you've enabled
  • the type of apps you've installed 
  • subtle design/layout/functionality decisions

The target LCP is between 2.5 - 4 sec and your mobile LCP is averaging 10 sec, hence the LCP warning. The target CLS is 0.1 - 0.25 and your mobile CLS is averaging 0.19, hence the CLS warning. 

Here are some specific and actionable recommendations to improve your Core Web Vitals. There's a lot of overlap between LCP and CLS so I'll combine them into a single list:

  • Eliminate one of the two email signup modals that popup for new visitors.
  • Ditch the image slider at the top of the homepage. These are terrible for page load speed!
  • Disable the slider functionality from the other sections on the homepage 
  • Ditch the embedded Trustpilot widget and substitute with a plain ol screenshot of their logo and copy and pasted reviews. 
  • Ditch the Instagram widget and substitute with a few of your most recent Insta posts. 
  • If possible, force the Covid banner to remain in-place when you're scrolling down the page.
  • If possible, disable the theme feature that's creating a zoom effect when you hover over images.
  • Use the Bulk Image Edit app to resize and compress existing images on your site.
  • Use a tool like Imagemin or Squoosh to resize and compress images prior to upload going forward.
  • Remove any unused apps from your store so they don't slow your site down unnecessarily.
  • As much as I hate to say it, consider ditching the Warehouse theme altogether and switch to a premium (non-Shopify) theme like Turbo from Out of the Sandbox. A better theme would be my top recommendation, but it's a big project that might be more than you're ready to take on at the moment. 

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. I'm not a developer or designer, but any reputable Shopify expert/agency can help you implement these recommendations if you can't figure them out on your own. 

Kevin Wallner // SEO & Analytics Expert
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Sanjaykumarro
Tourist
4 0 0

Thank you DigiHarsh

AnnaKennedy
New Member
6 0 0

Thanks so much for your response.  I will check this out as soon as I get a moment.  I did wonder...

 

Manuelgou
Shopify Partner
12 0 1

Hello KevinW, thanks for your answer. 

I have been working on your recommendations but still having those issues in my Google Search Console. 

I have got an Out of the sand box theme. 

Have you got any other recommendations for this kind of cases? 

My site is florster.com  

Thanks a lot

Regards 

larsonreever
Tourist
4 0 0

Let me show you the working of amp, you can go to our site's blog post here and you will see that how blazing fast it loads thats the magic of AMP it has score of 90+ in google page insights.

AlexBudders
New Member
6 0 0

Hey!

 

I am receiving CLS issue: more than 0.25 (mobile) on over 190 pages at www.budderscannabis.ca

 

Any suggestions on improving this would be much appreciated.


Best,

 

Alex

AnuKumar
New Member
1 0 0

Kevin, your response is the first clear and sensible thing I have read on CLS and LCP - and I have been scouring the net for a couple of days! Thank you so much, it's a life saver. 

We switched over to Prestige theme three days back and I am yet to see any changes in the CLS and LCP issues in our search console. The site is noticeably faster so I am a bit confused - does it take a long time for speed changes to register with Google?

Thank you so much again for your clarity!

 

ShanifAtApteo
Shopify Partner
35 3 3

@KevinW's answer is the most on-point and detailed answer I've seen. In a more general answer, I've frequently seen that large images are one of (if not the) most important factor when it comes to slowing down site loading time. I usually find it extremely beneficial to use an image compression site like tinypng.com to reduce the size of all images on a website.

Regarding Google search console, it is possible to resubmit your site to Google (details here) for re-indexing, but they're usually pretty fast at updating existing sites in their database. It's possible that there are other issues that are still causing speed issues. Do you know what the average loading time of your site is, both on desktop and mobile? Google's search engine has started significantly prioritizing mobile performance as part of their search results and speed analytics tools.

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Edward_Huber
New Member
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Kevin,

Is there an optimum number of images and size that should be used.

A few months ago I began to receive the error: LCP issue: longer than 2.5s (mobile). From your response last year, you discussed that LCP in relationship to the number and size of the images you've uploaded. I add several photos per listing and use 2032 x 2032 px template--although I'm not always careful the quality size (image resolution) I upload to Shopify. For some reason, I thought Shopify resized the resolution automatically.

I have minimal apps installed and use the Shopify Minimal Theme.

Thanks for any help.

Rhonda

The Townhouse Antiques & Vintage