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 REUTERS
0.11s Backend
1.5s Start Render
3.35s Largest Contentful Paint
3.5s Last Painted Hero
16.7s First CPU Idle
16.7s Time To Interactive
16.7s Visually Complete
17.14s Fully Loaded

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#2 WASHINGTON POST
0.09s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.79s Largest Contentful Paint
1.8s Last Painted Hero
10.7s Visually Complete
13.31s First CPU Idle
13.31s Time To Interactive
18.73s Fully Loaded

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#3 NPR
0.12s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.3s Last Painted Hero
2.93s Largest Contentful Paint
7.3s Visually Complete
10.41s First CPU Idle
10.41s Time To Interactive
12.4s Fully Loaded

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#4 YAHOO NEWS
0.32s Backend
1.3s Start Render
1.92s Largest Contentful Paint
2.2s Last Painted Hero
2.59s First CPU Idle
2.59s Time To Interactive
8.88s Fully Loaded
10.3s Visually Complete

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#5 POLITICO
0.08s Backend
1.3s Start Render
1.93s Largest Contentful Paint
2.2s Last Painted Hero
12.7s Visually Complete
17.85s Fully Loaded
19.28s First CPU Idle
19.28s Time To Interactive

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#6 NEW YORK TIMES
0.07s Backend
1s Start Render
7.05s Largest Contentful Paint
10.1s Last Painted Hero
10.1s Visually Complete
11.08s First CPU Idle
11.08s Time To Interactive
22.7s Fully Loaded

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#7 HUFFINGTON POST
0.09s Backend
0.61s Largest Contentful Paint
0.9s Start Render
15.6s Last Painted Hero
15.6s Visually Complete
15.77s First CPU Idle
15.77s Time To Interactive
34.78s Fully Loaded

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#8 CNN
0.06s Backend
2.4s Start Render
3.53s Largest Contentful Paint
4.7s Visually Complete
9s Last Painted Hero
10.74s First CPU Idle
10.74s Time To Interactive
15s Fully Loaded

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#9 USA TODAY
0.06s Backend
0.61s Largest Contentful Paint
0.8s Start Render
3.1s Last Painted Hero
6.5s Visually Complete
6.77s First CPU Idle
15.29s Time To Interactive
74.69s Fully Loaded

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#10 LA TIMES
0.09s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.97s Largest Contentful Paint
14.13s First CPU Idle
14.13s Time To Interactive
23.7s Last Painted Hero
23.7s Visually Complete
40.19s Fully Loaded

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