After 8 weeks of optimizing and testing my website it appears CLS and first contentfull paint is indeed affecting my search rankings.
My rankings are extremely volatile as each crawl produces different results. One week I’m number 2 on page 1 and the next I’m on page 2. Then I recrawl and bounce around and if I’m lucky in a crawl, I’ll go back up to the top of page 1, just to be pushed down again after a recrawl. I’m using theme version 7.0 (I think). Not the newest one. The last version.
In addition, I’m getting so many url (SRC) errors inside of Google search console. Every image on my website is doing it.
Please help Squarespace!