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
0.68s Largest Contentful Paint
2.35s First CPU Idle
2.35s Time To Interactive
2.9s Last Painted Hero
2.9s Visually Complete
6.71s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA REPUBBLICA
0.09s Backend
0.4s Start Render
2.62s Largest Contentful Paint
2.98s First CPU Idle
2.98s Time To Interactive
3s Last Painted Hero
3.5s Visually Complete
3.84s Fully Loaded

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#3 BBC
0.07s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.94s Largest Contentful Paint
2.9s Last Painted Hero
2.9s Visually Complete
4.36s Fully Loaded
4.44s First CPU Idle
4.44s Time To Interactive

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.12s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.2s Last Painted Hero
1.2s Visually Complete
1.45s Largest Contentful Paint
1.79s First CPU Idle
1.79s Time To Interactive
2.39s Fully Loaded

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#5 LE MONDE
0.16s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.16s Largest Contentful Paint
1.34s First CPU Idle
1.34s Time To Interactive
1.6s Last Painted Hero
1.6s Visually Complete
1.78s Fully Loaded

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#6 PRAVDA
0.46s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.8s Last Painted Hero
1.04s Largest Contentful Paint
1.23s First CPU Idle
1.23s Time To Interactive
1.45s Fully Loaded
6s Visually Complete

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#7 BILD
0.09s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.25s Largest Contentful Paint
4.4s Last Painted Hero
4.4s Visually Complete
8.16s First CPU Idle
8.16s Time To Interactive
15.86s Fully Loaded

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#8 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.17s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.25s Largest Contentful Paint
1.6s Last Painted Hero
3.76s First CPU Idle
3.76s Time To Interactive
23.28s Fully Loaded
25.6s Visually Complete

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#9 THE TELEGRAPH
0.36s Backend
1s Start Render
1.33s Largest Contentful Paint
3.4s Last Painted Hero
3.4s Visually Complete
4.18s First CPU Idle
4.18s Time To Interactive
12.07s Fully Loaded

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#10 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
1s Start Render
1.04s Largest Contentful Paint
1.77s First CPU Idle
1.77s Time To Interactive
2.57s Fully Loaded
2.7s Last Painted Hero
2.7s Visually Complete

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#11 EL PAIS
0.11s Backend
1.1s Start Render
4.03s Largest Contentful Paint
6.9s Last Painted Hero
10.5s Visually Complete
13.3s First CPU Idle
13.3s Time To Interactive
15.9s Fully Loaded

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