Lighthouse v6 has arrived! The much-anticipated update to Lighthouse is now available to SpeedCurvers as part of our latest test agent updates. Keep reading to find out what this means and how it may affect your performance metrics.
Google has been on a roll in 2020 with the introduction of Core Web Vitals and this latest update, and we are thrilled to offer support for both.
The changes to performance scoring and default Lighthouse settings are fairly significant and may have a noticeable impact on your existing budgets from Lighthouse v5.6. For tracking purposes, note that this change rolled out on July 1st.
While we can't predict exactly how the updates will affect performance metrics, here are a few observations we made during our initial investigation:
If you aren't tracking Lighthouse metrics, we encourage you to explore and consider them (or at least understand what they are and why you should care).
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This video tutorial covers the latest Lighthouse updates, as well as demonstrating a sample Favorite dashboard you can create for stakeholders of Lighthouse. Enjoy!