What is Largest Contentful Paint (LCP)?

What is Largest Contentful Paint (LCP)?

Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) is a user experience metric that tracks when in the page load process the main content of the page has loaded.

Largest Contentful Paint is one of the main Core Web Vitals that are designed to help benchmark how a page is perceived to load for users.

What is a good Largest Contentful Paint score?

As you can see from the image below, a 'good' LCP time should be under 2.5 seconds.

Largest Contentful Paint

Ideally you want to get your LCP time as low as possible.

Does Largest Contentful Paint affect SEO?

Yes, LCP is one of the main Core Web Vitals so is now part of the user experience algorithm as a ranking factor in Google.

This means that if you achieve better LCP/Core Web Vitals scores you have improved chances of ranking higher.

What are the other Core Web Vitals?

As well as Largest Contentful Paint, Cumulative Layout Shift and First Input Delay are the other two main Core Web Vitals.

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