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Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse release notes

This page documents updates to Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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September 21, 2021 - v1.5.1

Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse v1.5.1 has been released.

New features in this release:

  • The Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse web app has been updated to use v1.5.1.

Notable changes in this release:

  • Update to Lighthouse v8.4.0 from v8.0.0 (#297). Includes changes from v8.1.0, v8.2.0, and v8.3.0.

July 12, 2021 - v1.5.0

Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse v1.5.0 has been released. See the blog post for details.

New features in this release:

  • The Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse web app has been updated to use v1.5.0.

Notable changes in this release:

  • Generate Ad request waterfall on pages where GPT is loaded, but no ad requests are detected (#281). The waterfall will end with the first bid or tag request.
  • Update to Lighthouse v8.0.0 from v7.5.0 (#282).

June 9, 2021 - v1.4.2

Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse v1.4.2 has been released.

New features in this release:

  • Total ad JS blocking time metric (#272).

Notable changes in this release:

  • Cumulative Ad Shift audit updated to exclude ad shifts attributable to non-ad elements (#274).
  • Cumulative Ad Shift metric caluculation updated to align with the new CLS metric definition (#279).
  • Update to Lighthouse v7.5.0 from v7.0.0 (#271). Includes changes from v7.0.1, v7.1.0, v7.2.0, v7.3.0, and v7.4.0.

Issues fixed in this release:

  • Include pubads_impl in the Ad request waterfall (#276).
  • Mark "Avoid deprecated GPT APIs" and "Fix GPT errors" audits as not applicable when GPT is not detected (#273).

February 9, 2021 - v1.4.1

Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse v1.4.1 has been released. See the blog post for details.

New features in this release:

  • The Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse web app has been updated to use v1.4.1.

Notable changes in this release:

  • Marked Deprecated GPT API usage and General GPT errors audits as information only (#255). These audits will not affect scores for their initial release.

January 21, 2021 - v1.4.0

Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse v1.4.0 has been released.

New features in this release:

  • Deprecated GPT API usage audit (#252).
  • General GPT errors audit (#252).

Notable changes in this release:

  • Update to Lighthouse v7.0.0 from v6.4.1 (#249). Includes changes from v6.5.0.

Issues fixed in this release:

  • Ensure thresholds for ad requests are longer than those for tag load and bid request time (#251).

November 11, 2020 - v1.3.0

Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse v1.3.0 has been released. See the blog post for details.

New features in this release:

  • The Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse web app has been updated to use v1.3.0.
  • Added support for auditing sites using GPT Limited Ads (#237).

Notable changes in this release:

  • Updated to Lighthouse v6.4.1 from v6.2.0 (#241). Includes changes from v6.3.0 and v6.4.0.
  • Ad density is now measured based on document height, rather than viewport (#239, #209). This more closely matches industry best practice.

Issues fixed in this release:

  • Show entity names and full URLs in reports (#236, #212).
  • Addressed edge cases in network simulation graphs (#238, #240).

August 28, 2020 - v1.2.0

Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse v1.2.0 has been released. See the blog post for details.

New features in this release:

  • The Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse web app has been updated to use v1.2.0.
  • Cumulative Ad Shift metric (#205).
  • Added support for auditing AMP pages (#207).

Notable changes in this release:

  • Updated to Lighthouse v6.2.0 from v6.0.0-beta (#219). Includes changes from v6.0.0, v6.1.0, and v6.1.1.

Issues fixed in this release:

  • Filter out ad requests in the bottleneck request audit (#215).
  • Improved handling of invalid URLs (#204).

June 5, 2020 - v1.1.0

Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse v1.1.0 has been released.

New features in this release:

  • The Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse web app has been updated to use v1.1.0.

Notable changes in this release:

  • Updated to Lighthouse v6.0.0-beta from v5.6.0 (#198).

April 29, 2020 - v1.0.0

Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse v1.0.0 has been released. This is the first non-beta release.

New features in this release:

  • The Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse web app has been updated to use v1.0.0.
  • Added a simulated throttling option to the Publisher Ads Audits for Lighthouse web app. See the blog post for details.
  • Added Datablocks as a supported provider for header bidding audits (#187).

Issues fixed in this release:

  • Ads in viewport audit should ignore AdSense iframes outside of the viewport (#193).