What does Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) mean?

Google tracks your LCP to see how fast the largest content element of your pages is drawn. Visitors will perceive the site as loading faster if the largest visible elements appear first. Google ranks your site’s LCP on the ranges below.

0 - 1.9 seconds

2.0 - 4.0 seconds

> 4.0 seconds


Similar to First Contentful Paint (FCP), your LCP affects your visitors perception of your site’s actual speed. Poor configuration of your Website, including your hosting provider’s setup, can result in LCP times that cause your visitors to abandon your site. By improving your LCP score, we will make sure more of your visitors stick around and convert into customers.

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