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
1s Largest Contentful Paint
3.08s First CPU Idle
3.08s Time To Interactive
3.2s Last Painted Hero
3.2s Visually Complete
6.83s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC
0.08s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.56s Largest Contentful Paint
2.16s First CPU Idle
2.16s Time To Interactive
2.5s Last Painted Hero
2.5s Visually Complete
3.08s Fully Loaded

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#3 IRISH TIMES
0.12s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.94s Largest Contentful Paint
4.24s First CPU Idle
4.24s Time To Interactive
4.8s Last Painted Hero
4.8s Visually Complete
10.53s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.89s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s First CPU Idle
1.5s Time To Interactive
7.5s Last Painted Hero
7.5s Visually Complete
61.54s Fully Loaded

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#5 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.09s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.1s Last Painted Hero
1.11s Largest Contentful Paint
2.3s Visually Complete
2.75s First CPU Idle
2.75s Time To Interactive
17.29s Fully Loaded

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#6 LE MONDE
0.05s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.9s Largest Contentful Paint
1.2s First CPU Idle
1.2s Time To Interactive
1.2s Last Painted Hero
1.35s Fully Loaded
1.6s Visually Complete

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.26s Backend
0.66s Largest Contentful Paint
0.8s Start Render
3.56s First CPU Idle
3.56s Time To Interactive
4s Last Painted Hero
4s Visually Complete
13.67s Fully Loaded

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#8 LA REPUBBLICA
0.06s Backend
0.9s Start Render
2.04s Largest Contentful Paint
2.2s Last Painted Hero
2.2s Visually Complete
2.91s First CPU Idle
2.91s Time To Interactive
3.89s Fully Loaded

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#9 BILD
0.06s Backend
1s Start Render
1.18s Largest Contentful Paint
4.2s Last Painted Hero
4.2s Visually Complete
4.58s First CPU Idle
4.58s Time To Interactive
12.65s Fully Loaded

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#10 EL PAIS
0.08s Backend
0.91s Largest Contentful Paint
1s Start Render
1.5s Last Painted Hero
6.68s First CPU Idle
6.68s Time To Interactive
6.7s Visually Complete
11.55s Fully Loaded

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