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
0.82s Largest Contentful Paint
2.7s Last Painted Hero
2.7s Visually Complete
2.74s First CPU Idle
2.74s Time To Interactive
6.45s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC
0.09s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.77s Largest Contentful Paint
2.6s Last Painted Hero
2.6s Visually Complete
2.77s First CPU Idle
2.77s Time To Interactive
3.1s Fully Loaded

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#3 EL PAIS
0.09s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.6s Last Painted Hero
1.77s Largest Contentful Paint
6.63s First CPU Idle
6.63s Time To Interactive
11.22s Fully Loaded
15.8s Visually Complete

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.11s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.07s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Last Painted Hero
1.1s Visually Complete
1.85s First CPU Idle
1.85s Time To Interactive
2.5s Fully Loaded

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#5 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.58s Largest Contentful Paint
0.6s Start Render
1.9s Last Painted Hero
2.24s First CPU Idle
2.24s Time To Interactive
2.3s Visually Complete
3.5s Fully Loaded

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#6 LE MONDE
0.17s Backend
0.57s Largest Contentful Paint
0.6s Start Render
1.32s First CPU Idle
1.32s Time To Interactive
1.5s Last Painted Hero
1.54s Fully Loaded
1.7s Visually Complete

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#7 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.84s Largest Contentful Paint
3.89s First CPU Idle
3.89s Time To Interactive
5.1s Last Painted Hero
5.1s Visually Complete
10.73s Fully Loaded

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#8 THE TELEGRAPH
0.25s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.64s Largest Contentful Paint
2.49s First CPU Idle
2.49s Time To Interactive
2.9s Last Painted Hero
2.9s Visually Complete
11.96s Fully Loaded

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.12s Backend
0.95s Largest Contentful Paint
1s Start Render
1.4s Last Painted Hero
2.75s First CPU Idle
2.75s Time To Interactive
22.67s Fully Loaded
25.2s Visually Complete

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#10 BILD
0.08s Backend
1.1s Start Render
2.68s Largest Contentful Paint
3.74s First CPU Idle
3.74s Time To Interactive
4s Last Painted Hero
4s Visually Complete
5.38s Fully Loaded

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