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 SpeedIndex which is the average time at which visible parts of the page are displayed.

MEDIA SITES IN USA ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 HUFFINGTON POST
0.66s Backend
1.3s Start Render
1.3s Largest Contentful Paint
1.37s SpeedIndex
2.5s Visually Complete
5.7s First CPU Idle
5.7s Time To Interactive
5.92s Fully Loaded

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#2 YAHOO NEWS
0.41s Backend
1s Start Render
1.48s Largest Contentful Paint
1.49s SpeedIndex
2.88s First CPU Idle
2.88s Time To Interactive
3.2s Visually Complete
9.32s Fully Loaded

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#3 NPR
0.14s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.61s SpeedIndex
2.34s Largest Contentful Paint
3.07s First CPU Idle
3.07s Time To Interactive
3.2s Visually Complete
4.42s Fully Loaded

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#4 LA TIMES
0.12s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.93s Largest Contentful Paint
3.07s SpeedIndex
7.55s First CPU Idle
7.55s Time To Interactive
18s Visually Complete
21.02s Fully Loaded

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#5 REUTERS
0.08s Backend
0.72s Largest Contentful Paint
2.2s Start Render
3.78s SpeedIndex
7.92s First CPU Idle
7.92s Time To Interactive
13.3s Visually Complete
22.1s Fully Loaded

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#6 USA TODAY
0.12s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.55s Largest Contentful Paint
4.1s SpeedIndex
5.3s Visually Complete
9.77s First CPU Idle
9.77s Time To Interactive
13.17s Fully Loaded

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#7 POLITICO
0.09s Backend
0.98s Largest Contentful Paint
1s Start Render
4.1s SpeedIndex
6.7s Visually Complete
9.17s First CPU Idle
9.17s Time To Interactive
9.84s Fully Loaded

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#8 CNN
0.08s Backend
2.4s Start Render
4.41s SpeedIndex
5s Largest Contentful Paint
7.4s Visually Complete
17.89s First CPU Idle
17.89s Time To Interactive
24.95s Fully Loaded

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#9 NEW YORK TIMES
0.07s Backend
0.7s Start Render
4.99s SpeedIndex
6.46s Largest Contentful Paint
9.17s First CPU Idle
14.96s Time To Interactive
18.84s Fully Loaded
22s Visually Complete

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#10 WASHINGTON POST
8.16s Backend
8.8s Start Render
9.26s SpeedIndex
14.37s First CPU Idle
14.37s Time To Interactive
22.88s Largest Contentful Paint
23.9s Visually Complete
28.65s Fully Loaded

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