I was wondering whether anyone had any thoughts on what Time spent downloading a page (in milliseconds) in the Google Search Console actually measures.
The figures I see do not match anything we measure in regards to page speed loading.
Federico Sasso: I believe the term "page" is misleading: it should replaced with "resource". As far as I know, that's the average time spent to download your sites resources, be them html, css, js, pdf, images...
Neeraj Pandey: Agree with this tab is to see how search engine is loading the resources and HTML of the website. Also you can only overlook the site performance but can't judge any particular page performance..
Ryan Cramer: You may also want to take into account the cache settings (in .htaccess, for instance ) Time will vary if a resource is cached or needs to be reloaded
Jim Munro: From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:42:11 into the YouTube video:
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