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
0.4s Start Render
1.39s Largest Contentful Paint
3.32s First CPU Idle
3.32s Time To Interactive
3.78s Fully Loaded
3.8s Last Painted Hero
3.8s Visually Complete

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#2 BBC
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.84s Largest Contentful Paint
2.73s First CPU Idle
2.73s Time To Interactive
2.96s Fully Loaded
3s Last Painted Hero
3s Visually Complete

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#3 EL PAIS
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.17s Largest Contentful Paint
1.2s Last Painted Hero
6.5s First CPU Idle
6.5s Time To Interactive
6.8s Visually Complete
10.94s Fully Loaded

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#4 LE MONDE
0.06s Backend
0.45s Largest Contentful Paint
0.5s Start Render
0.85s First CPU Idle
0.85s Time To Interactive
1s Last Painted Hero
1.13s Fully Loaded
1.7s Visually Complete

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#5 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.12s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.07s Largest Contentful Paint
1.3s Last Painted Hero
1.3s Visually Complete
1.35s First CPU Idle
1.35s Time To Interactive
2.46s Fully Loaded

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#6 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.11s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.35s Largest Contentful Paint
1.4s Last Painted Hero
2.7s Visually Complete
3.31s First CPU Idle
3.31s Time To Interactive
17.93s Fully Loaded

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#7 IRISH TIMES
0.17s Backend
0.6s Start Render
2.63s Largest Contentful Paint
4.14s First CPU Idle
4.14s Time To Interactive
5.3s Last Painted Hero
5.3s Visually Complete
10.65s Fully Loaded

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#8 THE TELEGRAPH
0.39s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.97s Largest Contentful Paint
3.71s First CPU Idle
3.71s Time To Interactive
4.2s Last Painted Hero
4.2s Visually Complete
12.39s Fully Loaded

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#9 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.8s Start Render
2.04s Largest Contentful Paint
2.2s Last Painted Hero
2.2s Visually Complete
2.58s First CPU Idle
2.58s Time To Interactive
3.15s Fully Loaded

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#10 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.45s Largest Contentful Paint
4.9s Last Painted Hero
4.9s Visually Complete
6.32s First CPU Idle
6.32s Time To Interactive
13.08s Fully Loaded

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