Navigation type

The process of moving from one page on a website to another is referred to as navigation. There are several ways to accomplish this, including using your web browser's "back" and "forward" buttons to navigate between previously visited pages, clicking on links within the site to navigate to different pages, and using the "reload" or "refresh" button to refresh the current page. Some websites may also include a navigation menu or other navigation elements that allow you to easily navigate to different pages on the site.

Use case

Knowing the First Contentful Paint (FCP) by navigation type can help you understand how quickly different types of navigation are loading content on your website and identify any potential issues or bottlenecks that may be affecting the performance of your site.


The "navigate" and "reload" navigation types appear to be higher in the screenshot (FCP) than the "back/forward" type. This means that if you go back and then forward, the page will have already been loaded. If the "back/forward" navigation type is as high as the "navigate" and "reload" types, you should check your cache settings.

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