SpeedCurve

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 FORBES
0.06s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.62s Largest Contentful Paint
5.1s Last Painted Hero
5.6s Visually Complete
12.79s First CPU Idle
12.79s Time To Interactive
18.33s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC.COM
0.09s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.71s Largest Contentful Paint
6.7s Last Painted Hero
8.3s Visually Complete
8.74s First CPU Idle
8.74s Time To Interactive
10.61s Fully Loaded

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#3 BLOOMBERG
0.09s Backend
1s Start Render
2.07s Largest Contentful Paint
8.8s Last Painted Hero
8.8s Visually Complete
12.38s First CPU Idle
12.38s Time To Interactive
23.19s Fully Loaded

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#4 NPR
0.08s Backend
0.7s Start Render
3.88s Largest Contentful Paint
8.2s Last Painted Hero
11.3s Visually Complete
17.27s First CPU Idle
17.27s Time To Interactive
18.67s Fully Loaded

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#5 ESPN
0.18s Backend
2.2s Start Render
2.2s Largest Contentful Paint
3.9s Last Painted Hero
9.6s Visually Complete
11.79s First CPU Idle
11.79s Time To Interactive
24.6s Fully Loaded

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#6 CNN
0.07s Backend
1.6s Start Render
1.78s Largest Contentful Paint
21.9s Last Painted Hero
30s First CPU Idle
30s Time To Interactive
118s Visually Complete
119.67s Fully Loaded

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#7 YAHOO NEWS
0.19s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.17s Largest Contentful Paint
1.2s Last Painted Hero
5.9s Visually Complete
6.31s First CPU Idle
6.31s Time To Interactive
8.18s Fully Loaded

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#8 BUZZFEED
0.07s Backend
0.67s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Start Render
13.6s Last Painted Hero
17s Visually Complete
26s First CPU Idle
26s Time To Interactive
58.02s Fully Loaded

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.19s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.93s Largest Contentful Paint
3.26s Fully Loaded
3.3s Last Painted Hero
3.3s Visually Complete
3.35s First CPU Idle
3.35s Time To Interactive

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#10 LA TIMES
0.07s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.84s Largest Contentful Paint
1.3s Last Painted Hero
5.7s Visually Complete
12.87s First CPU Idle
12.87s Time To Interactive
17.73s Fully Loaded

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#11 NEW YORK TIMES
0.06s Backend
0.7s Start Render
7.48s Largest Contentful Paint
14.1s Last Painted Hero
15.3s First CPU Idle
15.3s Time To Interactive
28.4s Visually Complete
30.05s Fully Loaded

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#12 HUFFINGTON POST
0.12s Backend
0.85s Largest Contentful Paint
1s Start Render
29.99s First CPU Idle
29.99s Time To Interactive
31.8s Last Painted Hero
60.6s Visually Complete
97.9s Fully Loaded

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#13 USA TODAY
0.06s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.86s Largest Contentful Paint
3.1s Last Painted Hero
10.54s First CPU Idle
10.54s Time To Interactive
15s Visually Complete
118.96s Fully Loaded

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#14 WASHINGTON POST
0.08s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.42s Largest Contentful Paint
2.7s Last Painted Hero
13.2s Visually Complete
19.26s First CPU Idle
19.26s Time To Interactive
47.82s Fully Loaded

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#15 VOX
0.07s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.92s Largest Contentful Paint
14.39s First CPU Idle
14.39s Time To Interactive
15.2s Visually Complete
27.88s Fully Loaded

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#16 POLITICO
0.07s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.28s Largest Contentful Paint
1.6s Last Painted Hero
15.46s First CPU Idle
15.46s Time To Interactive
26.5s Visually Complete
26.6s Fully Loaded

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