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
0.11s Backend
0.3s Start Render
0.92s Largest Contentful Paint
1.74s SpeedIndex
7.26s First CPU Idle
7.26s Time To Interactive
11.4s Visually Complete
11.86s Fully Loaded

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#2 LE MONDE
0.13s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.77s SpeedIndex
0.82s Largest Contentful Paint
1.63s First CPU Idle
1.63s Time To Interactive
1.7s Visually Complete
1.96s Fully Loaded

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.06s Backend
0.5s Start Render
2.71s SpeedIndex
3.84s First CPU Idle
3.84s Time To Interactive
4.14s Largest Contentful Paint
4.26s Fully Loaded
4.5s Visually Complete

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.17s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.99s SpeedIndex
1.42s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s Visually Complete
1.84s First CPU Idle
1.84s Time To Interactive
2.6s Fully Loaded

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#5 EL PAIS
0.07s Backend
0.7s Start Render
2.43s SpeedIndex
3.55s Largest Contentful Paint
10.65s First CPU Idle
10.65s Time To Interactive
10.7s Visually Complete
16.46s Fully Loaded

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#6 PRAVDA
0.41s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.77s SpeedIndex
0.88s First CPU Idle
0.88s Time To Interactive
1s Largest Contentful Paint
1s Visually Complete
1.34s Fully Loaded

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#7 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.46s Largest Contentful Paint
9.92s SpeedIndex
13.17s First CPU Idle
13.17s Time To Interactive
19.36s Fully Loaded
22.2s Visually Complete

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#8 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.28s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.9s Largest Contentful Paint
1.36s SpeedIndex
2.22s First CPU Idle
2.22s Time To Interactive
13.4s Visually Complete
22.64s Fully Loaded

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#9 BBC
0.16s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.81s SpeedIndex
2.67s Largest Contentful Paint
3.5s Visually Complete
4.01s First CPU Idle
4.01s Time To Interactive
8.63s Fully Loaded

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#10 THE TELEGRAPH
0.59s Backend
1.08s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Start Render
2.11s SpeedIndex
3.6s First CPU Idle
3.6s Time To Interactive
3.9s Visually Complete
13.55s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.09s Backend
1.9s Start Render
2.24s SpeedIndex
2.81s Largest Contentful Paint
3.6s Visually Complete
4.15s First CPU Idle
4.15s Time To Interactive
7.35s Fully Loaded

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