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    Like someone pointed out, Google is a private company and wants/needs to make money. The product they have are the users eyes and the best way to keep those products on the shelf/satisfied is by presenting them with quality experiences when the product interacts with Google. Google isn't concerned with SEO, they're concerned with UX, so any product they push that will improve the UX of it's products I think we can take it at a face value.
     
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    That's been going on for many years, with their cry for better usability. Keep in mind... their continuous effort and former wish-washy statements on mobile awareness, Responsive vs. Adapative frameworks, with a preference for Responsive. In this instance, they have an SEO measurement, hence the stupidity of it all.
     
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    You speak in such absolutes. Which Co-Op programs are you familiar with? Fords?
     
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    How Reliable is Google’s Web.dev SEO Score?
    https://www.searchenginejournal.com/seo-score/279033

    Is Web.Dev SEO Score a Useful Metric?
    The answer depends on how you define SEO. Google’s definition appears to be if your title tag and meta description exist and if Google can access the page. That’s a limited definition of SEO.

    The SEO industry and Wikipedia start at Google’s definition then expand it to traffic, ranking and user satisfaction.

    It’s naive to expect Google to provide an SEO tool that gives a clear answer as to how likely a page might rank. That’s probably one of the reasons Google removed the PageRank meter from it’s toolbar.

    Google’s Web.dev SEO score does not conform to the definition of SEO. That’s a more accurate description of the tool.

    The SEO score is not an indicator of how likely a page will be able to rank. A page that ranks #85 is proof of that.

    Rankings and traffic are the two qualities the SEO industry associates with the word SEO. Web.dev offers no insights into those factors.

    It may be more accurate if Google’s Web.dev’s SEO score were rebranded as an Indexability or Discoverability Score.

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    Against the 200+ factors that decide where you rank, that's fucking laughable.
     
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