(Google) Discover what you missed

Every article I’ve published that Google Discover has picked up had two things in common. It was visible in Google News, and it got significant engagement on Twitter or Reddit. Now I want to test something new. I want to find out if increasing followers on Google News will increase visibility on Google Discover.

You can help with this test by visiting the Coywolf News profile page on Google News and clicking on the Follow star. I’ll be observing the effects of how increasing the follower count impacts visibility on Google News, and then I’ll write about the results on Coywolf Pro like I do for all of my experiments.

Google News Follow
Follow Coywolf News on Google News

What really matters with Core Web Vitals

I’ve been seeing a lot of third-party performance evaluation and monitoring tools being created and shared. As an entrepreneur, I love watching people make new tools. I also hope that their apps provide a unique advantage over other tools, and they’re able to build a strong customer base. With that being said, as an SEO, I don’t have any use for them.

Google has provided webmasters everything they need to evaluate and fix performance issues properly. More importantly, when monitoring Core Web Vitals, Google Search Console (GSC) is all you need.

Google uses the Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX) to determine if your site’s pages are good, need improvement, or are poor. Data from anywhere else does not matter. If a third-party tool reports that all of your pages need improvement, but GSC says those same pages are good, then you don’t need to worry about it. Similarly, if a third-party tool reports that your pages are good, but GSC says they need improvement, then you need to work on improving them.

Core Web Vitals in GSC
Core Web Vitals report in Google Search Console