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
0.07s Backend
0.3s Start Render
1.35s Largest Contentful Paint
3.19s First CPU Idle
3.19s Time To Interactive
3.4s Last Painted Hero
3.4s Visually Complete
6.77s Fully Loaded

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#2 LE MONDE
0.06s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.9s Largest Contentful Paint
1s Last Painted Hero
1.35s Fully Loaded
1.66s First CPU Idle
1.66s Time To Interactive
1.8s Visually Complete

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#3 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
2.85s Largest Contentful Paint
3.82s First CPU Idle
3.82s Time To Interactive
5s Last Painted Hero
5s Visually Complete
10.77s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.13s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.15s Largest Contentful Paint
1.2s Last Painted Hero
1.2s Visually Complete
1.39s First CPU Idle
1.39s Time To Interactive
2.5s Fully Loaded

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#5 EL PAIS
0.08s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.6s Last Painted Hero
1.72s Largest Contentful Paint
4.6s Visually Complete
11.27s First CPU Idle
11.27s Time To Interactive
11.34s Fully Loaded

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#6 THE TELEGRAPH
0.08s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.91s Largest Contentful Paint
3.77s First CPU Idle
3.77s Time To Interactive
4.4s Last Painted Hero
4.4s Visually Complete
12.51s Fully Loaded

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#7 BBC
0.09s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.76s Largest Contentful Paint
2.47s First CPU Idle
2.47s Time To Interactive
2.7s Last Painted Hero
2.7s Visually Complete
3.14s Fully Loaded

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#8 LA REPUBBLICA
0.06s Backend
0.7s Start Render
2.16s Largest Contentful Paint
2.4s Last Painted Hero
2.4s Visually Complete
2.82s First CPU Idle
2.82s Time To Interactive
3.18s Fully Loaded

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#9 BILD
0.08s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.57s Largest Contentful Paint
5s Last Painted Hero
5s Visually Complete
5.28s First CPU Idle
5.28s Time To Interactive
13.1s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.1s Backend
1s Start Render
1.24s Largest Contentful Paint
1.4s Last Painted Hero
2.7s Visually Complete
2.81s First CPU Idle
2.81s Time To Interactive
17.79s Fully Loaded

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