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
0.79s Largest Contentful Paint
2.14s First CPU Idle
2.14s Time To Interactive
2.9s Last Painted Hero
2.9s Visually Complete
6.71s Fully Loaded

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#2 EL PAIS
0.1s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.73s Largest Contentful Paint
1.4s Last Painted Hero
1.4s Visually Complete
2.73s First CPU Idle
2.73s Time To Interactive
2.75s Fully Loaded

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#3 BBC
0.11s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.84s Largest Contentful Paint
2.8s Last Painted Hero
2.8s Visually Complete
4.52s Fully Loaded
4.6s First CPU Idle
4.6s Time To Interactive

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#4 LA REPUBBLICA
0.09s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.65s Largest Contentful Paint
3.1s Last Painted Hero
4.5s Visually Complete
4.83s Fully Loaded
10.31s First CPU Idle
10.31s Time To Interactive

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#5 LE MONDE
0.14s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.96s Largest Contentful Paint
1.38s First CPU Idle
1.38s Time To Interactive
1.4s Last Painted Hero
1.76s Fully Loaded
1.8s Visually Complete

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#6 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.12s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.18s Largest Contentful Paint
1.3s Last Painted Hero
1.4s Visually Complete
2.03s First CPU Idle
2.03s Time To Interactive
2.73s Fully Loaded

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.09s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.33s Largest Contentful Paint
2.78s First CPU Idle
3.2s Last Painted Hero
3.2s Visually Complete
11.82s Time To Interactive
15.06s Fully Loaded

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#8 PRAVDA
0.39s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.8s Last Painted Hero
0.86s First CPU Idle
0.86s Time To Interactive
1.03s Largest Contentful Paint
1.4s Fully Loaded
5.9s Visually Complete

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.16s Backend
1s Start Render
1.42s Largest Contentful Paint
3s Last Painted Hero
4.02s First CPU Idle
4.02s Time To Interactive
19.27s Fully Loaded
21s Visually Complete

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#10 IRISH TIMES
0.09s Backend
0.96s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Start Render
1.75s Fully Loaded
1.85s First CPU Idle
1.85s Time To Interactive
3s Last Painted Hero
3s Visually Complete

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#11 BILD
0.31s Backend
2.04s Largest Contentful Paint
2.1s Start Render
5.7s Last Painted Hero
7s Visually Complete
9.65s First CPU Idle
9.65s Time To Interactive
13.46s Fully Loaded

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