Google at an AMA at I/O this week on the top of web vitals was asked about how the core web vitals impact your rankings in Google Search. In short, Google said that it is not the case where you need to have all three “good” scores to get any ranking boost and also that once you hit good, you don’t need to try to score higher to rank even better.
The question and answer came up at the 36:20 mark into that AMA. The question was “is Page Experience a binary ranking factor? – only “good experience” pages can get a ranking boost or is there a graduation in how Page Experience signals affect rankings?”
Philip Walton from Google said it isn’t really a binary thing, at least not fully.
John Mueller said “Once you have reached kind of that good threshold, then that for us is kind of like a pretty high bar, and you are kind of at that stable point. And at that point, like, micro optimizing things like extra milliseconds here and there, that’s not going to do your site in ranking anything specific. It might have an effect on what users see and with that you might have other positive effects, but at least when it comes to search ranking, that’s not going to be something where you are going to see improvement. If you are like five milliseconds faster than the next one.”
So tweaking out more goodness from your good score won’t help you more with rankings.
Then Philip Walton added that you don’t have to get good scores for all three core web vitals to see a ranking boost. He said…