Google’s Martin Splitt recently gave a detailed explanation of the difference between lab data and field data as it relates to testing tools.
Field data is more reliable, Splitt says, as it’s an indicator of how real users experience and interact with a website.
A site owner submitted a question asking why there’s a difference between field data and lab data when measuring page speed.
Here is what Splitt had to say in response:
“Field data is coming from real users, whereas lab data comes from a quite strong machine with probably good internet from somewhere around the world. So you might…
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