The Core Web Vitals Technology Report identifies which web publishing platform performs the best in terms of Core Web Vitals.
HTTPArchive published real-world statistics on the performance of major CMS platforms’ Core Web Vitals, revealing that a number of open source and commercial platforms improved their Core Web Vitals performance. Proactive initiatives resulted in the most dramatic performance improvements.
A Distraction Is Core Web Vitals
Solving Core Web Vitals is critical for ranking, and not just because Google uses it as a ranking signal.
Repairing issues with themes, plugins, and the CMS itself in order to improve Core Web Vitals is a diversion from the business of conducting business and promoting the website.
That is time, energy, and money that could be spent on content and promotion instead.
This is why this report is critical; it summarizes Core Web Vitals performance and the direction in which a given platform is heading.
Platforms Selected for Review
This survey examines what are arguably the best website builders and content management systems on the market.
Certain website building platforms were left out of the discussion because they are either too far behind the competition, have only been scored for a few months, or there were not enough websites built with the technology that was scored.
One thing to keep in mind is that all percentages discussed in this article refer to mobile scores, not desktop scores, and not a combined desktop and mobile score.
Commercial Platforms Demonstrate CWV’s Dramatic Success
Not long ago, developers and publishers who worked with WordPress routinely dismissed platforms like Wix as being behind the curve in terms of SEO and performance metrics.
Those platforms, such as Wix, may have earned their lack of respect from the WordPress developer community because the closed commercial platforms placed a premium on aesthetics and neglected SEO and page speed.
That began to change in 2020, when DIY commercial platforms began focusing on SEO and page speed performance.
According to the latest performance statistics from the HTTPArchive Core Web Vitals Technology Report, commercial platforms such as Duda and Wix have made significant improvements, which has some at WordPress concerned.