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 BBC
0.09s Backend
0.4s Start Render
2.26s Largest Contentful Paint
3.4s Last Painted Hero
3.4s Visually Complete
4.8s Fully Loaded
4.9s First CPU Idle
4.9s Time To Interactive

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#2 EL PAIS
0.09s Backend
0.5s Start Render
4.38s Largest Contentful Paint
6.2s Last Painted Hero
6.4s Visually Complete
9.3s First CPU Idle
9.3s Time To Interactive
13.55s Fully Loaded

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#3 THE GUARDIAN
0.09s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.09s Largest Contentful Paint
2.53s First CPU Idle
2.53s Time To Interactive
3.1s Last Painted Hero
3.1s Visually Complete
6.85s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.26s Largest Contentful Paint
1.3s Last Painted Hero
1.3s Visually Complete
1.76s First CPU Idle
1.76s Time To Interactive
2.39s Fully Loaded

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#5 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.25s Largest Contentful Paint
3.8s Last Painted Hero
3.8s Visually Complete
8.06s First CPU Idle
8.06s Time To Interactive
14.35s Fully Loaded

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#6 LA REPUBBLICA
0.1s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.65s Largest Contentful Paint
2.6s Last Painted Hero
3.4s Visually Complete
4.04s Fully Loaded
4.36s First CPU Idle
4.36s Time To Interactive

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.25s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.44s Largest Contentful Paint
3.4s Last Painted Hero
3.4s Visually Complete
3.72s First CPU Idle
3.72s Time To Interactive
12s Fully Loaded

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#8 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.1s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.87s Largest Contentful Paint
1.6s Last Painted Hero
3.54s First CPU Idle
3.54s Time To Interactive
23.48s Fully Loaded
25.9s Visually Complete

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#9 LE MONDE
0.16s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.28s Largest Contentful Paint
1.79s First CPU Idle
1.79s Time To Interactive
1.8s Last Painted Hero
1.8s Visually Complete
1.89s Fully Loaded

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#10 PRAVDA
0.48s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.9s Last Painted Hero
1.1s Visually Complete
1.12s Largest Contentful Paint
1.41s First CPU Idle
1.41s Time To Interactive
1.59s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.16s Backend
1s Start Render
1.06s Largest Contentful Paint
1.66s Fully Loaded
1.77s First CPU Idle
1.77s Time To Interactive
2.7s Visually Complete
2.8s Last Painted Hero

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