Google Changes to FCP "Good" threshold

The "good" threshold for FCP has increased from 1.0 to 1.8 seconds

The "good" threshold for FCP has increased from 1.0 to 1.8 seconds which means you should see an improvement in your First Contentful Paint Web Vital metrics.

The new First Contentful Paint thresholds are:

  • Good: 0 - 1.8s
  • Needs Improvement: 1.8s - 3s
  • Poor: 3s+

First Contentful Paint: Google Scoring Ranges

How will this change impact my Web Vital metrics?

You should see a noticeable increase in the number of users in the 'Good' threshold range.

Using our web vitals historic tracking we've seen this positive impact across all sites we're currently tracking. Here is an example: FCP threshold change impact

Is First Contentful Paint one of the Core Web Vitals?

No First Contentful Paint (FCP) is not one of the Core Web Vitals, but it is considered a Web Vital. For more information on Core Web Vitals visit our guides.

Category: Web Vitals
Published:
Nick McBurney - Founder of SERPFast.com
Author: Nick McBurney

Founder of SERPFast.com and Lead Frontend Developer with a passion for site speed.