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
0.4s Start Render
2.11s SpeedIndex
3.51s Largest Contentful Paint
9.27s First CPU Idle
9.27s Time To Interactive
11.7s Visually Complete
12.34s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.5s Start Render
2.55s SpeedIndex
5.18s First CPU Idle
5.18s Time To Interactive
5.31s Largest Contentful Paint
5.36s Fully Loaded
5.7s Visually Complete

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#3 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.63s SpeedIndex
2.09s Largest Contentful Paint
2.16s First CPU Idle
2.16s Time To Interactive
2.55s Fully Loaded
2.8s Visually Complete

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#4 LE MONDE
0.19s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.92s SpeedIndex
0.98s Largest Contentful Paint
1.9s Visually Complete
2.27s First CPU Idle
2.27s Time To Interactive
2.48s Fully Loaded

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#5 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.36s Largest Contentful Paint
2.04s SpeedIndex
6.26s First CPU Idle
6.26s Time To Interactive
15s Visually Complete
22.73s Fully Loaded

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#6 PRAVDA
0.35s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.8s SpeedIndex
1.07s Largest Contentful Paint
1.12s First CPU Idle
1.12s Time To Interactive
1.3s Visually Complete
1.39s Fully Loaded

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.53s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.62s Largest Contentful Paint
6.71s SpeedIndex
7.5s First CPU Idle
7.5s Time To Interactive
16.85s Fully Loaded
20.9s Visually Complete

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#8 EL PAIS
0.11s Backend
1s Start Render
4.35s SpeedIndex
5.11s Largest Contentful Paint
9.4s Visually Complete
9.41s First CPU Idle
9.41s Time To Interactive
9.91s Fully Loaded

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#9 BBC
0.13s Backend
1.2s Start Render
2.13s SpeedIndex
2.42s Largest Contentful Paint
3.4s Visually Complete
4.83s First CPU Idle
4.83s Time To Interactive
8.54s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.25s Backend
1.19s Largest Contentful Paint
1.2s Start Render
2s SpeedIndex
3.17s First CPU Idle
3.17s Time To Interactive
3.9s Visually Complete
23.2s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.11s Backend
2.3s Start Render
2.55s SpeedIndex
3.06s Largest Contentful Paint
4.1s Visually Complete
4.18s First CPU Idle
4.18s Time To Interactive
7.85s Fully Loaded

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