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Core Web Vitals tracking, Favorites filters & new flexible plan options

Sep 1, 2020

Hi there,

With everything that's happening in the world, we almost forgot that SpeedCurve turned seven this month (which we reckon is like turning forty-five in tech years). Happy birthday to us! 

Over the years, we've enjoyed expanding our platform from synthetic to include real user monitoring and analytics, we've built an amazing team, and we've welcomed so many wonderful customers. We're looking forward to continuing to serve you all for the next seven years, and beyond. :)

In this newsletter, we share some exciting new features, as well as some new plan options that we've created to give you more flexibility and functionality. As always, if you have any questions, give us a shout. 

Until next time,


New SpeedCurve plans = flexibility + functionality

We recently added a new plan type, which gives you the flexibility of a Pay-As-You-Go plan, along with Enterprise features like WebPageTest scripting and the ability to add unlimited users and teams to your account.

  • Sign up for LUX real user monitoring or Synthetic monitoring, or both.
  • Synthetic plans start at $15 per month for 1K checks.
  • LUX plans start at $68 per month for 500K pageviews.
  • Pay monthly or annually.
  • Increase or decrease your monitoring at any time.
  • Enjoy a 20% discount with an annual plan.

To migrate your account to this new plan type:

1. Log in to your account, go to your Admin page, and click the "Upgrade now" link. Then select the "Build Your Own Plan" option. 

The sliders are automatically set to recommend a plan size based on your current LUX and Synthetic usage, but you can adjust the sliders to explore pricing for other plan sizes.

2. When you've selected the appropriately sized plan, scroll down the page to submit your credit card payment details. 

3. After we've received payment, we'll migrate you to the new plan. 

If you have any questions at all, send us a note at

New! Google Core Web Vitals tracking by default

Core Web Vitals is a Google-driven initiative that will eventually affect your search ranking. Web Vitals are a trio of performance metrics:

  • Largest Contentful Paint
  • First Input Delay
  • Cumulative Layout Shift

From the beginning, we've supported Core Web Vitals by giving you the ability to create custom Web Vitals charts in your Favorites dashboards. 

We recently made it even easier for you to track Web Vitals, by adding charts by default to your LUX and Synthetic dashboards. 

Where to find Core Web Vitals:

  • LUX – You'll find Web Vitals in your Performance Dashboard. 
  • Synthetic – They're in your Sites dashboard. (Note that Synthetic can't track First Input Delay, since that's a real user interaction metric, so instead we track JS Total Blocking Time, which is a good synthetic proxy.)

New! Favorites filters

Many of you asked for this, so we built it! Now you can filter your Favorites at the dashboard level. In this short explainer video, Cliff (@cliffcrocker) shows how easy it is to use Favorites filters and how to use this in combination with your chart-level filters.

Fast badging for better UX

Is your site fast? Hot on the heels of Lighthouse v6 and Core Web Vitals, Google has introduced "Fast page" labelling in Chrome 85 for Android. Find out what this means for your site and how you can get in front of it.

Nuxt and SpeedCurve 

We love it when the developer community takes SpeedCurve to a new level, and the Nuxt.js community's recently released LUX integration is no exception. Out of the box, all you need is your LUX Id to start using this module. Here's how to get started.

AVIF image support

We love a good image optimization blog post! Inspired by this excellent piece written by a team of Netflix devs – AVIF for Next-Generation Image Coding – we've added support for AVIF to our image content types.

ICYMI: Track your first and third parties

You may already know about this feature, but we think tracking the JS on your pages is a pretty big deal, so we're going to mention it again. 

In this support article and video, we show you how to identify which first- and third-party request groups to focus on – and then how to set performance budgets and alerts for them.