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
0.8s Largest Contentful Paint
2.88s First CPU Idle
2.88s Time To Interactive
3.3s Last Painted Hero
3.3s Visually Complete
7.18s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC
0.11s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.93s Largest Contentful Paint
2.9s Last Painted Hero
2.9s Visually Complete
4.39s Fully Loaded
4.47s First CPU Idle
4.47s Time To Interactive

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.08s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.02s Largest Contentful Paint
2.4s Last Painted Hero
2.83s First CPU Idle
2.83s Time To Interactive
3.3s Fully Loaded
3.3s Visually Complete

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.13s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.2s Last Painted Hero
1.2s Visually Complete
1.39s Largest Contentful Paint
1.84s First CPU Idle
1.84s Time To Interactive
2.3s Fully Loaded

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#5 THE TELEGRAPH
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.16s Largest Contentful Paint
3.22s First CPU Idle
3.22s Time To Interactive
3.4s Last Painted Hero
3.4s Visually Complete
6.52s Fully Loaded

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#6 LE MONDE
0.15s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.98s Largest Contentful Paint
1.6s Last Painted Hero
1.6s Visually Complete
1.63s First CPU Idle
1.63s Time To Interactive
1.74s Fully Loaded

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#7 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.12s Backend
0.79s Largest Contentful Paint
0.8s Start Render
1.8s Last Painted Hero
3.82s First CPU Idle
3.82s Time To Interactive
23.48s Fully Loaded
25.9s Visually Complete

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#8 PRAVDA
0.45s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.8s Last Painted Hero
1.07s Largest Contentful Paint
1.25s First CPU Idle
1.25s Time To Interactive
1.3s Visually Complete
1.39s Fully Loaded

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#9 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
0.87s Largest Contentful Paint
0.9s Start Render
1.55s Fully Loaded
1.71s First CPU Idle
1.71s Time To Interactive
2.8s Last Painted Hero
2.8s Visually Complete

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#10 BILD
0.07s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.33s Largest Contentful Paint
4.1s Last Painted Hero
4.1s Visually Complete
8.21s First CPU Idle
8.21s Time To Interactive
14.55s Fully Loaded

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#11 EL PAIS
0.13s Backend
1.5s Start Render
4.78s Largest Contentful Paint
6.5s Last Painted Hero
6.5s Visually Complete
8.51s First CPU Idle
8.51s Time To Interactive
14s Fully Loaded

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