Page Speed Benchmarks

Page speed has a huge impact on user experience. Faster sites have been proven to have lower bounce rates, higher conversion rates, bigger shopping cart sizes, and happier users. In these dashboards, we rank industry-leading websites based on how fast their pages appear to load, from a user’s perspective. For each site, click through to see their detailed test results.

Tested every day on a desktop Chrome desktop browser with a fast connection (25Mbps/10Mbps 10ms RTT). Sites are sorted by Start Render which is when the first non-white content is painted in the browser.

MEDIA SITES IN EUROPE ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 THE GUARDIAN
0.08s Backend
0.3s Start Render
0.82s Largest Contentful Paint
1.37s SpeedIndex
3.9s Visually Complete
7.06s First CPU Idle
7.06s Time To Interactive
10.62s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA REPUBBLICA
0.1s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.88s Largest Contentful Paint
2.15s SpeedIndex
4.1s First CPU Idle
4.1s Time To Interactive
4.8s Visually Complete
5.29s Fully Loaded

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#3 LE MONDE
0.13s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.9s SpeedIndex
1.56s Largest Contentful Paint
1.79s First CPU Idle
1.79s Time To Interactive
1.8s Visually Complete
2.16s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.9s SpeedIndex
1.4s Visually Complete
1.49s Largest Contentful Paint
1.58s First CPU Idle
1.58s Time To Interactive
2.42s Fully Loaded

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#5 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.83s Largest Contentful Paint
2.09s SpeedIndex
4.97s First CPU Idle
4.97s Time To Interactive
12.8s Visually Complete
19.99s Fully Loaded

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#6 EL PAIS
0.06s Backend
0.7s Start Render
2.76s SpeedIndex
3.79s Largest Contentful Paint
9.03s First CPU Idle
9.03s Time To Interactive
15.1s Visually Complete
16.94s Fully Loaded

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#7 PRAVDA
0.37s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.75s SpeedIndex
0.89s Largest Contentful Paint
0.9s Visually Complete
1.03s First CPU Idle
1.03s Time To Interactive
1.17s Fully Loaded

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#8 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.11s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.16s Largest Contentful Paint
1.41s SpeedIndex
2.07s First CPU Idle
2.07s Time To Interactive
8s Visually Complete
22.43s Fully Loaded

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#9 BBC
0.07s Backend
1s Start Render
1.62s SpeedIndex
2.17s Largest Contentful Paint
3s Visually Complete
3.75s First CPU Idle
3.75s Time To Interactive
4.04s Fully Loaded

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#10 THE TELEGRAPH
0.4s Backend
0.86s Largest Contentful Paint
1s Start Render
1.78s SpeedIndex
3.2s Visually Complete
3.35s First CPU Idle
3.35s Time To Interactive
13.51s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.09s Backend
2.3s Start Render
2.43s SpeedIndex
2.46s Largest Contentful Paint
3.3s Visually Complete
3.7s First CPU Idle
3.7s Time To Interactive
6.99s Fully Loaded

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