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 LE MONDE
0.15s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.82s SpeedIndex
0.96s Largest Contentful Paint
1.33s First CPU Idle
1.33s Time To Interactive
1.5s Visually Complete
1.77s Fully Loaded

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#2 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.13s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.92s SpeedIndex
1.22s First CPU Idle
1.22s Time To Interactive
1.56s Largest Contentful Paint
1.6s Visually Complete
2.21s Fully Loaded

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#3 THE GUARDIAN
0.08s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.87s Largest Contentful Paint
2.13s SpeedIndex
2.61s First CPU Idle
2.61s Time To Interactive
3.1s Visually Complete
6.9s Fully Loaded

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#4 LA REPUBBLICA
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.58s SpeedIndex
1.91s First CPU Idle
1.91s Time To Interactive
2.07s Largest Contentful Paint
2.4s Visually Complete
2.96s Fully Loaded

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#5 EL PAIS
0.1s Backend
0.6s Start Render
2.93s SpeedIndex
4.7s Largest Contentful Paint
4.7s Visually Complete
7.45s First CPU Idle
7.45s Time To Interactive
8.13s Fully Loaded

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#6 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.17s Largest Contentful Paint
2.6s SpeedIndex
4.4s Visually Complete
8.38s First CPU Idle
8.38s Time To Interactive
18.58s Fully Loaded

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.26s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.97s Largest Contentful Paint
1.73s SpeedIndex
2.16s First CPU Idle
2.16s Time To Interactive
3.1s Visually Complete
12.94s Fully Loaded

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#8 BBC
0.11s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.48s SpeedIndex
2.17s Largest Contentful Paint
2.9s Visually Complete
3.66s First CPU Idle
3.66s Time To Interactive
8.25s Fully Loaded

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#9 PRAVDA
0.37s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.87s SpeedIndex
0.9s Visually Complete
0.92s Largest Contentful Paint
0.95s First CPU Idle
0.95s Time To Interactive
1.22s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.18s Backend
0.85s Largest Contentful Paint
0.9s Start Render
1.42s SpeedIndex
2.01s First CPU Idle
2.01s Time To Interactive
16.3s Visually Complete
22.44s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.11s Backend
1.5s Start Render
1.89s Largest Contentful Paint
2.18s SpeedIndex
2.32s First CPU Idle
2.32s Time To Interactive
2.93s Fully Loaded
3.3s Visually Complete

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