Google Releases New Video: How to Improve Largest Contentful Paint

This ~22-minute video is a solid foundation for those who want to improve their Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) score.

Yesterday, on October 5th, 2021, the Google Search Central Twitter channel had a tweet that announced a new video:

That tweet linked to Google’s new video that’s on it’s Search Central YouTube channel, titled, How to improve Largest Contentful Paint

In the video, Patrick Kettner, who’s a Developer Advocate for Google, covers a number of topics pertaining to this subject. 

Here’s a list of the chapters covered, each with a timestamp link to the associated portion of the video.


0:00 Introduction 

2:30 What is Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) 

4:08 How is LCP measured 

4:37 What is a good LCP score 

5:55 How to find your LCP score 

8:49 Elements that affect LCP 

9:00 Servers 

9:43 Networks 

11:33 Front end code 

19:00 Edgecases 

21:48 Conclusion 

What’s a Good LCP Score?

One thing I learned from this video is that a good LCP score is “less than 2.5 seconds for at least 75 of the sessions on your page.” I thought that that was quite generous, because I have seen results where entire web pages load in less than 2 seconds. 

As you know, LCP is a piece of the Page Experience puzzle. If you can work to improve your LCP score, you take steps toward creating a better experience for your users. 

Source: Google Search Central Twitter channel