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
0.09s Backend
0.3s Start Render
0.69s Largest Contentful Paint
2.8s Last Painted Hero
2.8s Visually Complete
3.07s First CPU Idle
3.07s Time To Interactive
6.63s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC
0.09s Backend
0.4s Start Render
2.3s Last Painted Hero
2.51s First CPU Idle
2.51s Time To Interactive
2.66s Largest Contentful Paint
2.67s Fully Loaded
2.8s Visually Complete

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#3 EL PAIS
0.08s Backend
0.32s Largest Contentful Paint
0.4s Start Render
0.9s Last Painted Hero
5.68s First CPU Idle
5.68s Time To Interactive
11s Fully Loaded
16.2s Visually Complete

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.13s Largest Contentful Paint
1.2s Last Painted Hero
1.2s Visually Complete
1.85s First CPU Idle
1.85s Time To Interactive
2.49s Fully Loaded

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#5 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.84s Largest Contentful Paint
2.1s Last Painted Hero
2.5s Visually Complete
2.75s First CPU Idle
2.75s Time To Interactive
3.31s Fully Loaded

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#6 LE MONDE
0.17s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.95s Largest Contentful Paint
1.28s First CPU Idle
1.28s Time To Interactive
1.3s Last Painted Hero
1.5s Visually Complete
1.58s Fully Loaded

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#7 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.23s Backend
1s Start Render
1.02s Largest Contentful Paint
1.8s Last Painted Hero
2.71s First CPU Idle
2.71s Time To Interactive
13s Visually Complete
23.18s Fully Loaded

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#8 THE TELEGRAPH
0.22s Backend
1.2s Start Render
1.64s Largest Contentful Paint
3.7s Last Painted Hero
3.7s Visually Complete
6.26s First CPU Idle
6.26s Time To Interactive
12.09s Fully Loaded

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#9 IRISH TIMES
0.06s Backend
1.28s Largest Contentful Paint
1.3s Start Render
1.95s Fully Loaded
2.56s First CPU Idle
2.56s Time To Interactive
3.2s Last Painted Hero
3.2s Visually Complete

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#10 BILD
0.07s Backend
1.5s Start Render
2.82s Largest Contentful Paint
4s Last Painted Hero
4s Visually Complete
5.8s First CPU Idle
5.8s Time To Interactive
12.19s Fully Loaded

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