When Google introduced the launch date of the Google Page Experience Update it additionally mentioned that they could launch a label or indicator within the search outcomes to convey to the searcher which pages do effectively with these metrics. We noticed Google testing this icon some time again as effectively. However remember, this indicator could by no means launch.
Martin Splitt from Google confirmed yesterday that this label could by no means turn out to be a actuality. Martin mentioned on Twitter “Can I re-emphasize that the badging is an experiment? It might not occur ultimately. We’re wanting into choices right here, that is it.”
Can I re-emphasize that the badging is an experiment? It might not occur ultimately. We’re wanting into choices right here, that is it.
— Martin Splitt (@g33konaut) January 13, 2021
Here’s a display shot of the check displaying the icon:
Personally, I’m not an enormous fan of those indicators. Most searchers don’t have any clue what they imply and could also be confused by the icon. Google needs to encourage web site house owners to ensure they hit these metrics, therefore why they dangle rating advantages for it and likewise a doable label within the search outcomes. However once more, will the label confuse searchers? Most searchers don’t have any clue what the AMP icon means even as we speak.
Discussion board dialogue at Twitter.