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Episode #29:
How to Use Digital Experience Monitoring to Improve Core Web Vitals (Presented by: Splunk)

Billy Hoffman — Sr. Principal Engineer, Splunk

Monitoring Core Web Vitals is, well, vital to ensuring users have a great experience when visiting your website, and are essential to driving traffic to your website. They are the most modern way to quantify the performance and user experience of a web property. Not only are Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), First Input Delay (FID), and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) important when optimizing your site, in summer of 2021 Google began using these three metrics as a factor in a site’s search rankings.

The importance of incorporating Web Vitals into your Observability practice is larger than ever. With Splunk Synthetic Monitoring you can proactively run tests to measure the performance of Google Web Vitals on your company’s website and alert you on any issue. And if your website needs improvement, our Web Optimization feature will run through hundreds of best practices, providing you with actionable insights to improve your user experience.

Join Splunk’s Billy Hoffman for a deep dive into Core Web Vitals and see why incorporating these user-centric metrics into your deployments can create great user experiences and improve your business.

In this webinar you will learn:

- What Core Web Vitals are, how they’re measured, and why they’re important to both the business and your Google ranking.
- What aspects of a web site, such as JavaScript size or critical rendering path, impact each metric.
- How to measure Google Web Vitals on your website.
- Which Performance optimizations should be adopted to improve specific Web Vitals.
- Best practices for benchmarking and improving web vitals scores.
- How organizations can put systems in place to prevent regressions.
Billy Hoffman
Sr. Principal Engineer @ Splunk
For over 15 years Billy has spoken internationally at conferences and written 2 books on how to build fast and secure websites. Originally a hacker, Billy then worked as a web security researcher, innovating new ways to both attack and defend web applications. After seeing companies struggle to find and fix frontend performance issues, Billy left HP and founded Zoompf, a web performance optimization company acquired by Rigor in 2015. As CTO at Rigor, Billy on helping customers create strong performance cultures understand the importance of performance to the business. Following Rigor's acquisition by Splunk, Billy focuses on improving and integrating the capabilities of Splunk's APM, RUM, and Synthetics products.
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