The time it takes for the first ad request to be made. This is the interval from tag load until the first ad request is issued.
This metric is not indicative of a specific issue. It should be used to help identify areas for improvement and track that improvement over time.
The goal here is to reduce the time it takes for the first ad request to be made. Ensuring that other, more specific audits are passing should have a major impact on this metric. In particular, the following audits are likely to affect this time:
- Ad request waterfall
- Avoid bottleneck requests
- Avoid long tasks that block ad-related network requests
- Avoid waiting on load events
- Load GPT and bids in parallel
- Parallelize bid requests
This metric identifies "first ad request" as the earliest recorded request to one of:
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