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 YAHOO NEWS
0.32s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.07s Largest Contentful Paint
1.7s Last Painted Hero
2.4s Visually Complete
2.94s First CPU Idle
2.94s Time To Interactive
8.98s Fully Loaded

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#2 NPR
0.15s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.92s Largest Contentful Paint
2.4s Last Painted Hero
4.15s First CPU Idle
4.15s Time To Interactive
4.4s Visually Complete
6.14s Fully Loaded

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#3 HUFFINGTON POST
0.44s Backend
1s Start Render
1.53s Largest Contentful Paint
1.6s Last Painted Hero
7.1s Visually Complete
8.53s First CPU Idle
8.53s Time To Interactive
13.17s Fully Loaded

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#4 REUTERS
0.16s Backend
1.5s Start Render
2.82s Largest Contentful Paint
7s Last Painted Hero
10s Visually Complete
11.34s First CPU Idle
11.34s Time To Interactive
14.63s Fully Loaded

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#5 USA TODAY
0.07s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.47s Largest Contentful Paint
3.8s Last Painted Hero
8.56s First CPU Idle
8.56s Time To Interactive
12.25s Fully Loaded
14s Visually Complete

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#6 POLITICO
0.09s Backend
1.3s Start Render
1.3s Largest Contentful Paint
8.6s Last Painted Hero
8.6s Visually Complete
10.33s First CPU Idle
10.33s Time To Interactive
13.53s Fully Loaded

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#7 CNN
0.07s Backend
2.7s Start Render
4s Largest Contentful Paint
9.1s Last Painted Hero
11.2s Visually Complete
12.99s First CPU Idle
12.99s Time To Interactive
16.18s Fully Loaded

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#8 LA TIMES
0.09s Backend
0.3s Start Render
6.37s Largest Contentful Paint
8.5s Last Painted Hero
8.5s Visually Complete
10.42s First CPU Idle
10.42s Time To Interactive
14.76s Fully Loaded

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#9 WASHINGTON POST
0.14s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.76s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Last Painted Hero
9.41s First CPU Idle
9.41s Time To Interactive
24.36s Fully Loaded
26s Visually Complete

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#10 NEW YORK TIMES
0.07s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.22s Largest Contentful Paint
8.7s Last Painted Hero
10.38s First CPU Idle
23.36s Time To Interactive
24.9s Visually Complete
25.07s Fully Loaded

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