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 THE GUARDIAN
0.08s Backend
0.3s Start Render
0.74s Largest Contentful Paint
2.25s First CPU Idle
2.25s Time To Interactive
2.6s Last Painted Hero
2.6s Visually Complete
6.55s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC
0.08s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.6s Largest Contentful Paint
2.15s First CPU Idle
2.15s Time To Interactive
2.5s Last Painted Hero
2.5s Visually Complete
3.02s Fully Loaded

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#3 EL PAIS
0.17s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.88s Largest Contentful Paint
1.7s Last Painted Hero
1.7s Visually Complete
4.67s First CPU Idle
4.67s Time To Interactive
10.7s Fully Loaded

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#4 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.39s Largest Contentful Paint
0.6s Start Render
2.1s Last Painted Hero
2.1s Visually Complete
2.51s First CPU Idle
2.51s Time To Interactive
3.45s Fully Loaded

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#5 LE MONDE
0.07s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.73s Largest Contentful Paint
1.17s First CPU Idle
1.17s Time To Interactive
1.2s Last Painted Hero
1.27s Fully Loaded
1.5s Visually Complete

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#6 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.09s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.3s Last Painted Hero
1.3s Visually Complete
1.36s First CPU Idle
1.36s Time To Interactive
1.51s Largest Contentful Paint
2.26s Fully Loaded

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#7 IRISH TIMES
0.14s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.93s Largest Contentful Paint
3.17s First CPU Idle
3.17s Time To Interactive
4.14s Fully Loaded
4.3s Last Painted Hero
4.3s Visually Complete

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#8 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.13s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.95s Largest Contentful Paint
2.4s Last Painted Hero
3.4s First CPU Idle
3.4s Time To Interactive
20.1s Visually Complete
23.16s Fully Loaded

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#9 THE TELEGRAPH
0.26s Backend
0.64s Largest Contentful Paint
0.9s Start Render
3.2s Last Painted Hero
3.2s Visually Complete
4.75s First CPU Idle
4.75s Time To Interactive
12s Fully Loaded

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#10 BILD
0.08s Backend
1.4s Start Render
1.43s Largest Contentful Paint
4.64s First CPU Idle
4.64s Time To Interactive
5.3s Last Painted Hero
5.3s Visually Complete
6.53s Fully Loaded

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