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
0.34s Largest Contentful Paint
1.32s SpeedIndex
4.3s Visually Complete
7.08s First CPU Idle
7.08s Time To Interactive
10.04s Fully Loaded

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#2 LE MONDE
0s First CPU Idle
0.27s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.69s Largest Contentful Paint
0.83s SpeedIndex
1.89s Fully Loaded
2s Visually Complete

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.09s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.03s Largest Contentful Paint
1.26s SpeedIndex
3.83s First CPU Idle
3.83s Time To Interactive
3.9s Visually Complete
4.1s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.13s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.89s SpeedIndex
2.49s Largest Contentful Paint
3.19s First CPU Idle
3.19s Time To Interactive
3.2s Visually Complete
3.27s Fully Loaded

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#5 BILD
0.08s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.2s Largest Contentful Paint
2.53s SpeedIndex
6.19s First CPU Idle
6.19s Time To Interactive
15s Visually Complete
16.32s Fully Loaded

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#6 PRAVDA
0.38s Backend
0.72s Largest Contentful Paint
0.8s Start Render
0.88s SpeedIndex
1.13s First CPU Idle
1.13s Time To Interactive
1.2s Visually Complete
1.39s Fully Loaded

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#7 EL PAIS
0.19s Backend
1s Start Render
3.42s SpeedIndex
4.02s Largest Contentful Paint
4.8s Visually Complete
7.79s First CPU Idle
7.79s Time To Interactive
8.66s Fully Loaded

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#8 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.11s Backend
1.05s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Start Render
1.71s SpeedIndex
3.46s First CPU Idle
3.46s Time To Interactive
7.6s Visually Complete
18.45s Fully Loaded

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#9 BBC
0.14s Backend
1.4s Start Render
2.15s SpeedIndex
2.97s Largest Contentful Paint
3.2s Visually Complete
4.91s First CPU Idle
4.91s Time To Interactive
6.35s Fully Loaded

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#10 IRISH TIMES
0.11s Backend
1.3s Largest Contentful Paint
2.5s Start Render
2.81s First CPU Idle
2.81s Time To Interactive
2.93s SpeedIndex
4s Visually Complete
7.58s Fully Loaded

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