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
0.09s Backend
0.3s Start Render
0.33s Largest Contentful Paint
1.53s SpeedIndex
5s Visually Complete
5.97s First CPU Idle
5.97s Time To Interactive
10.72s Fully Loaded

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#2 LE MONDE
0s First CPU Idle
0.16s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.6s Largest Contentful Paint
0.66s SpeedIndex
1.7s Visually Complete
1.76s Fully Loaded

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.64s Largest Contentful Paint
1.29s SpeedIndex
3.59s First CPU Idle
3.59s Time To Interactive
3.81s Fully Loaded
4.2s Visually Complete

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#4 PRAVDA
0.38s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.83s SpeedIndex
1.03s Largest Contentful Paint
1.16s First CPU Idle
1.16s Time To Interactive
1.38s Fully Loaded
6.1s Visually Complete

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#5 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.12s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.34s SpeedIndex
1.86s Largest Contentful Paint
2.24s First CPU Idle
2.24s Time To Interactive
2.7s Visually Complete
2.84s Fully Loaded

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#6 BILD
0.09s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.07s Largest Contentful Paint
2.44s SpeedIndex
5.34s First CPU Idle
5.34s Time To Interactive
14s Visually Complete
20.03s Fully Loaded

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#7 BBC
0.08s Backend
1s Start Render
1.89s SpeedIndex
3.04s Largest Contentful Paint
3.2s Visually Complete
4.93s First CPU Idle
4.93s Time To Interactive
5.83s Fully Loaded

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#8 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.11s Backend
1s Start Render
1.06s Largest Contentful Paint
1.72s SpeedIndex
3.16s First CPU Idle
3.16s Time To Interactive
13.1s Fully Loaded
14.2s Visually Complete

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#9 EL PAIS
0.08s Backend
0.97s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Start Render
3.16s SpeedIndex
5.4s Visually Complete
8.48s First CPU Idle
8.48s Time To Interactive
10.02s Fully Loaded

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#10 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
2.1s Start Render
2.36s SpeedIndex
3.28s Largest Contentful Paint
3.41s First CPU Idle
3.41s Time To Interactive
3.9s Visually Complete
7.9s Fully Loaded

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