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 Cumulative Layout Shift which is a score based on how often users experience unexpected layout shifts. Sites should aim for a score of less than 0.1

MEDIA SITES IN USA ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 YAHOO NEWS
0.35s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.15s Largest Contentful Paint
2.1s Last Painted Hero
2.73s First CPU Idle
2.73s Time To Interactive
3s Visually Complete
9.01s Fully Loaded

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#2 POLITICO
0.08s Backend
1.2s Start Render
1.24s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s Last Painted Hero
10.8s Visually Complete
12.27s First CPU Idle
12.27s Time To Interactive
14.21s Fully Loaded

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#3 WASHINGTON POST
0.16s Backend
0.9s Start Render
3.9s Largest Contentful Paint
7.2s Last Painted Hero
7.2s Visually Complete
9.43s First CPU Idle
9.43s Time To Interactive
26.15s Fully Loaded

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#4 NPR
0.17s Backend
0.5s Start Render
2.02s Largest Contentful Paint
2.3s Last Painted Hero
5.1s Visually Complete
8.99s First CPU Idle
8.99s Time To Interactive
9.02s Fully Loaded

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#5 NEW YORK TIMES
0.07s Backend
0.7s Start Render
7.21s Largest Contentful Paint
10.6s Last Painted Hero
12.75s First CPU Idle
12.75s Time To Interactive
13.5s Visually Complete
23.45s Fully Loaded

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#6 USA TODAY
0.07s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.82s Largest Contentful Paint
9.1s Visually Complete
9.5s First CPU Idle
22.27s Time To Interactive
38.69s Fully Loaded

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#7 HUFFINGTON POST
0.13s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.04s Largest Contentful Paint
11.6s Last Painted Hero
11.92s First CPU Idle
11.92s Time To Interactive
20.1s Fully Loaded
22.5s Visually Complete

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#8 LA TIMES
0.07s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.65s Largest Contentful Paint
4.7s Last Painted Hero
5.1s Visually Complete
7.33s First CPU Idle
7.33s Time To Interactive
11.05s Fully Loaded

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#9 REUTERS
0.14s Backend
0.5s Start Render
4.1s Last Painted Hero
4.19s Largest Contentful Paint
12.9s Visually Complete
14.42s First CPU Idle
14.42s Time To Interactive
40.19s Fully Loaded

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#10 CNN
0.07s Backend
1.8s Start Render
3.25s Largest Contentful Paint
15.1s Last Painted Hero
16.5s First CPU Idle
16.5s Time To Interactive
30s Visually Complete
74.72s Fully Loaded

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