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
0.1s Backend
0.3s Start Render
0.41s Largest Contentful Paint
2.58s First CPU Idle
2.58s Time To Interactive
3.1s Last Painted Hero
3.1s Visually Complete
6.8s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC
0.1s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.97s Largest Contentful Paint
3.1s Last Painted Hero
3.1s Visually Complete
4.17s Fully Loaded
4.26s First CPU Idle
4.26s Time To Interactive

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.09s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.75s Largest Contentful Paint
3.1s Last Painted Hero
3.6s Visually Complete
5.12s First CPU Idle
5.12s Time To Interactive
5.21s Fully Loaded

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#4 LE MONDE
0.17s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.5s First CPU Idle
1.5s Time To Interactive
1.66s Largest Contentful Paint
1.7s Last Painted Hero
1.7s Visually Complete
1.85s Fully Loaded

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#5 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.12s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.3s Last Painted Hero
1.3s Visually Complete
1.35s Largest Contentful Paint
1.95s First CPU Idle
1.95s Time To Interactive
2.45s Fully Loaded

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#6 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.22s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.5s Largest Contentful Paint
2.5s Last Painted Hero
3.54s First CPU Idle
3.54s Time To Interactive
19.6s Fully Loaded
19.9s Visually Complete

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#7 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.89s Largest Contentful Paint
1.93s Fully Loaded
2.05s First CPU Idle
2.05s Time To Interactive
3.2s Last Painted Hero
3.2s Visually Complete

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#8 THE TELEGRAPH
0.2s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.02s Largest Contentful Paint
3.1s Last Painted Hero
3.1s Visually Complete
3.8s First CPU Idle
3.8s Time To Interactive
11.75s Fully Loaded

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#9 PRAVDA
0.45s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.9s Last Painted Hero
1.01s First CPU Idle
1.01s Time To Interactive
1.12s Largest Contentful Paint
1.3s Visually Complete
1.56s Fully Loaded

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#10 EL PAIS
0.08s Backend
1.98s Largest Contentful Paint
2.1s Start Render
2.1s First CPU Idle
2.1s Time To Interactive
2.1s Last Painted Hero
2.1s Visually Complete
2.46s Fully Loaded

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#11 BILD
0.07s Backend
2.6s Start Render
3.99s Largest Contentful Paint
6.1s Last Painted Hero
9.71s First CPU Idle
9.71s Time To Interactive
11s Visually Complete
13.38s Fully Loaded

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