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 an emulated Nexus 5X mobile at 3G Slow ( 400Kbps/400Kbps 400ms RTT). Find out more about why it's so important to test at slow speeds. Sites are sorted by Start Render which is when the first non-white content is painted in the browser.

MEDIA SITES IN USA ON A SLOW CONNECTION

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES
1.87s Backend
7.1s Start Render
36.14s SpeedIndex
41s Visually Complete
65.36s Largest Contentful Paint
115.89s First CPU Idle
115.89s Time To Interactive
120.68s Fully Loaded

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#2 WASHINGTON POST
3.55s Backend
7.1s Start Render
8.78s SpeedIndex
10.19s Largest Contentful Paint
21.2s Visually Complete
48.88s First CPU Idle
102.25s Time To Interactive
108.52s Fully Loaded

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#3 YAHOO NEWS
2.14s Backend
9.4s Start Render
16.29s SpeedIndex
18.98s Largest Contentful Paint
22.01s First CPU Idle
31.5s Visually Complete
39.63s Time To Interactive
52.11s Fully Loaded

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#4 HUFFINGTON POST
3.69s Backend
10.3s Start Render
13.04s Largest Contentful Paint
14.81s SpeedIndex
27.34s First CPU Idle
54.2s Visually Complete
96.24s Time To Interactive
120.29s Fully Loaded

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#5 USA TODAY
1.83s Backend
10.5s Start Render
12.05s Largest Contentful Paint
12.64s SpeedIndex
29.24s First CPU Idle
101.8s Visually Complete
118.24s Time To Interactive
120.95s Fully Loaded

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#6 LA TIMES
2.23s Backend
11.6s Start Render
11.61s Largest Contentful Paint
17.41s First CPU Idle
29.84s SpeedIndex
70s Visually Complete
80.54s Time To Interactive
87.4s Fully Loaded

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#7 POLITICO
1.77s Backend
13.19s Largest Contentful Paint
13.2s Start Render
27.76s First CPU Idle
56.7s SpeedIndex
118.26s Time To Interactive
118.6s Visually Complete
120.01s Fully Loaded

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#8 NPR
3.12s Backend
13.8s Start Render
14.19s Largest Contentful Paint
18.95s SpeedIndex
21.42s First CPU Idle
21.42s Time To Interactive
38.5s Visually Complete
68.63s Fully Loaded

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#9 REUTERS
4.96s Backend
23.53s Largest Contentful Paint
24.9s Start Render
26.7s First CPU Idle
39.91s SpeedIndex
64.1s Visually Complete
116.03s Time To Interactive
120s Fully Loaded

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#10 CNN
1.88s Backend
34.3s Start Render
38.24s First CPU Idle
49.2s SpeedIndex
58.88s Largest Contentful Paint
58.9s Visually Complete
118.85s Time To Interactive
119.93s Fully Loaded

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