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
1.68s SpeedIndex
4.8s Visually Complete
8.1s First CPU Idle
8.1s Time To Interactive
12.33s Fully Loaded

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#2 LE MONDE
0.17s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.69s Largest Contentful Paint
0.8s SpeedIndex
1.73s First CPU Idle
1.73s Time To Interactive
1.9s Visually Complete
2.27s Fully Loaded

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#3 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.12s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.54s SpeedIndex
2.17s Largest Contentful Paint
2.8s Visually Complete
3.36s First CPU Idle
3.36s Time To Interactive
4.47s Fully Loaded

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#4 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.5s Start Render
2.36s SpeedIndex
4.8s First CPU Idle
4.8s Time To Interactive
5.11s Largest Contentful Paint
5.22s Fully Loaded
5.5s Visually Complete

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#5 THE TELEGRAPH
0.25s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.1s Largest Contentful Paint
3.88s SpeedIndex
6.4s First CPU Idle
6.4s Time To Interactive
18.14s Fully Loaded
19.5s Visually Complete

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#6 BILD
0.12s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.22s Largest Contentful Paint
2.54s SpeedIndex
5.53s First CPU Idle
5.53s Time To Interactive
14.2s Visually Complete
16.12s Fully Loaded

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#7 PRAVDA
0.33s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.78s SpeedIndex
0.89s First CPU Idle
0.89s Time To Interactive
1s Visually Complete
1.01s Largest Contentful Paint
1.34s Fully Loaded

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#8 EL PAIS
0.1s Backend
0.9s Start Render
3.25s SpeedIndex
3.91s Largest Contentful Paint
8.61s First CPU Idle
8.61s Time To Interactive
8.7s Visually Complete
10.33s Fully Loaded

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#9 BBC
0.1s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.9s SpeedIndex
2.53s Largest Contentful Paint
2.8s Visually Complete
4.2s First CPU Idle
4.2s Time To Interactive
4.57s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.25s Backend
1.14s Largest Contentful Paint
1.2s Start Render
1.43s SpeedIndex
2.3s Visually Complete
3.36s First CPU Idle
3.36s Time To Interactive
18.32s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
2.2s Start Render
2.44s SpeedIndex
3.05s Largest Contentful Paint
3.9s Visually Complete
4.15s First CPU Idle
4.15s Time To Interactive
7.74s Fully Loaded

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