lightbulb_outline Blog Post: Fast ads matter (web.dev)

Avoid long tasks that block ad-related network requests

Overview

This audit checks whether or not the first ad request is being delayed by long tasks. A long task is defined as JavaScript code that blocks the main thread for 50ms or more. If long tasks occur before an ad request, the browser will be unable to issue the request until all of the tasks complete.

Recommendations

Examine the tasks that are blocking the first ad request and investigate ways to remove them or reduce their execution time below 100ms. Some approaches to reducing execution time include:

  • Optimizing tasks to execute faster
  • Splitting tasks into smaller chunks, which individually execute in < 100ms
  • Delaying tasks until after ad requests are made
  • Moving tasks off of the main thread via a worker

More information

This audit displays the top 10 longest tasks by execution time, sorted by start time (ascending).

Are long JavaScript tasks delaying your Time to Interactive?
Inspect Network Activity In Chrome DevTools