As you know, Google introduced Core Web Vitals in the end of April 2021 and as of May, the CWV became a ranking factor for Google.
Our website was one of those who hit it hard. We lost like 50-70% of our organic traffic in May. The site wasn't optimized at all. So, we started optimizing the scripts. And we checked every page on PageSpeed Insights. And the lab data were great mostly.
After a few weeks, most of our pages got a "pass" from PSI. But still two of our most important pages fail (home page and our product page).
I have read several pages, the documentation regarding CWV, blogs, etc. They say the field data could be different than lab data because they are collected from CrUx in the time span of last 28 days.
But what doesn't make sense to me is that when I switch the language to German for example, URL gets an additional /de and that URL in PSI passes the criteria! While the scripts are identical, just the content is the German translation of the home page.
How come the German language of the home page passes the criteria, while the English language fails? I've done all kinds of optimization I could to the site, and it's pretty much fast now. It doesn't shift layout while loading on mobile. And we have waited for almost two months.
Do you have any idea why the home page and our product page won't get a pass on PSI?
I have clicked on "Validate Fix" on Search Console twice so far. Does it have anything to do with this issue?
Is it possible that because Germany has a faster Internet connection, its users load the site faster?