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 USA TODAY
2.14s Backend
2.6s Start Render
4.57s First CPU Idle
14.41s Largest Contentful Paint
14.5s Last Painted Hero
38.8s Visually Complete
89.57s Time To Interactive
119.98s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA TIMES
2.15s Backend
2.9s Start Render
14.2s Largest Contentful Paint
14.2s Visually Complete
37.12s First CPU Idle
37.12s Time To Interactive
141.15s Fully Loaded

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#3 REUTERS
2.1s Backend
7s Start Render
29.47s First CPU Idle
30.87s Largest Contentful Paint
85s Visually Complete
109.98s Time To Interactive
147.54s Fully Loaded

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#4 HUFFINGTON POST
3.22s Backend
7.5s Start Render
13.8s Largest Contentful Paint
19.2s Last Painted Hero
29.67s First CPU Idle
29.67s Time To Interactive
96.2s Fully Loaded
96.5s Visually Complete

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#5 WASHINGTON POST
3.55s Backend
7.7s Start Render
8.61s First CPU Idle
22.2s Last Painted Hero
22.3s Visually Complete
22.33s Largest Contentful Paint
44.02s Time To Interactive
56.13s Fully Loaded

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#6 NEW YORK TIMES
1.84s Backend
8.6s Start Render
10.98s Largest Contentful Paint
12.8s Visually Complete
50.38s First CPU Idle
98.06s Time To Interactive
154.66s Fully Loaded

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#7 YAHOO NEWS
2.07s Backend
10s Start Render
21.5s Last Painted Hero
21.5s Visually Complete
21.54s Largest Contentful Paint
22.43s First CPU Idle
27.56s Time To Interactive
39.5s Fully Loaded

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#8 NPR
3.12s Backend
11.81s Start Render
12.05s First CPU Idle
12.05s Time To Interactive
13.57s Largest Contentful Paint
45.17s Last Painted Hero
45.17s Visually Complete
100.11s Fully Loaded

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#9 POLITICO
1.74s Backend
12.77s Largest Contentful Paint
12.8s Start Render
28.94s First CPU Idle
111.77s Time To Interactive
112.2s Visually Complete
160.18s Fully Loaded

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#10 CNN
1.91s Backend
37.5s Start Render
56.29s First CPU Idle
81.94s Largest Contentful Paint
82s Visually Complete
113.77s Time To Interactive
119.91s Fully Loaded

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