Since Google announced they would be introducing a page ranking change based on Core Web Vitals, page performance is really having its heyday in the SEO world. Lighthouse reports are no longer just for the developers! (We already knew that, though).
But do you really understand what Lighthouse performance audits are asking you to do? In one case in particular, Google doesn’t even seem to know. Google’s own web.dev resource for “preconnect to required origins” mentions using “preconnect” or “dns-prefetch”, but recommends at the end of the page to use “preload” instead. So what are these and how can you know which you should be using and when?[Read more…] about How Resource Hints Affect Page Performance