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
0.85s Largest Contentful Paint
2.19s First CPU Idle
2.19s Time To Interactive
2.8s Last Painted Hero
2.8s Visually Complete
6.66s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA REPUBBLICA
0.08s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.52s Largest Contentful Paint
3s Last Painted Hero
4.1s Visually Complete
5.2s Fully Loaded
8.75s First CPU Idle
8.75s Time To Interactive

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#3 BBC
0.11s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.88s Largest Contentful Paint
3s Last Painted Hero
3s Visually Complete
4.46s Fully Loaded
4.54s First CPU Idle
4.54s Time To Interactive

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#4 EL PAIS
0.11s Backend
0.6s Start Render
3.11s Largest Contentful Paint
5.2s Last Painted Hero
5.2s Visually Complete
8.3s First CPU Idle
8.3s Time To Interactive
12.88s Fully Loaded

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#5 LE MONDE
0.17s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.1s Last Painted Hero
1.11s Largest Contentful Paint
1.4s First CPU Idle
1.4s Time To Interactive
1.6s Visually Complete
1.86s Fully Loaded

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#6 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.09s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.2s Last Painted Hero
1.49s Largest Contentful Paint
1.7s Visually Complete
2.05s First CPU Idle
2.05s Time To Interactive
61.86s Fully Loaded

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.21s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1s Largest Contentful Paint
2.9s Last Painted Hero
2.9s Visually Complete
4.32s First CPU Idle
4.32s Time To Interactive
11.74s Fully Loaded

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#8 PRAVDA
0.48s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.8s Last Painted Hero
1.06s Largest Contentful Paint
1.42s First CPU Idle
1.42s Time To Interactive
1.56s Fully Loaded
6.3s Visually Complete

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.13s Backend
0.85s Largest Contentful Paint
1s Start Render
1.5s Last Painted Hero
3.58s First CPU Idle
3.58s Time To Interactive
23.44s Fully Loaded
25.9s Visually Complete

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#10 IRISH TIMES
0.09s Backend
1s Start Render
1.05s Largest Contentful Paint
1.64s Fully Loaded
2.3s First CPU Idle
2.3s Time To Interactive
2.6s Visually Complete
2.9s Last Painted Hero

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#11 BILD
0.08s Backend
1.3s Start Render
1.97s Largest Contentful Paint
5.3s Last Painted Hero
8.6s Visually Complete
9.28s First CPU Idle
9.28s Time To Interactive
13.13s Fully Loaded

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