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
0.94s Largest Contentful Paint
2.05s SpeedIndex
2.5s First CPU Idle
2.5s Time To Interactive
3s Visually Complete
6.86s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA REPUBBLICA
0.06s Backend
0.4s Start Render
3.22s SpeedIndex
5.09s First CPU Idle
5.09s Time To Interactive
5.26s Largest Contentful Paint
5.31s Fully Loaded
5.6s Visually Complete

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#3 LE MONDE
0.18s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.36s First CPU Idle
1.36s Time To Interactive
1.54s SpeedIndex
1.96s Largest Contentful Paint
2s Visually Complete
2.08s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.91s SpeedIndex
1.4s Visually Complete
1.47s First CPU Idle
1.47s Time To Interactive
1.56s Largest Contentful Paint
2.21s Fully Loaded

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#5 EL PAIS
0.07s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.15s SpeedIndex
4.01s Largest Contentful Paint
4.5s Visually Complete
7.34s First CPU Idle
7.34s Time To Interactive
7.74s Fully Loaded

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#6 BBC
0.1s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.56s SpeedIndex
2.42s Largest Contentful Paint
2.8s Visually Complete
4.02s First CPU Idle
4.02s Time To Interactive
4.26s Fully Loaded

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.22s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.77s Largest Contentful Paint
1.96s SpeedIndex
2.29s First CPU Idle
2.29s Time To Interactive
2.9s Visually Complete
13.03s Fully Loaded

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#8 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.51s Largest Contentful Paint
2.96s SpeedIndex
5.3s Visually Complete
9.11s First CPU Idle
9.11s Time To Interactive
10.22s Fully Loaded

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#9 PRAVDA
0.45s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.85s SpeedIndex
1s Visually Complete
1.04s Largest Contentful Paint
1.18s First CPU Idle
1.18s Time To Interactive
1.39s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.35s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.21s SpeedIndex
1.48s Largest Contentful Paint
2.2s Visually Complete
2.32s First CPU Idle
2.32s Time To Interactive
17.34s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.09s Backend
1.9s Start Render
2.47s SpeedIndex
2.71s Largest Contentful Paint
4.06s First CPU Idle
4.06s Time To Interactive
6.6s Visually Complete
7.27s Fully Loaded

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