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.

Desktop Fast - Tested every day in Chrome with a fast connection (80Mbps/40Mbps 10ms RTT). Sites are sorted by Start Render which is when the first non-white content is painted in the browser.

MEDIA SITES IN USA ON A DESKTOP FAST CONNECTION

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#1 BUSINESS INSIDER
0.07s Backend
0.3s Start Render
11.96s Largest Contentful Paint
29.66s First CPU Idle
29.66s Time To Interactive
45s Last Painted Hero
45s Visually Complete
46.56s Fully Loaded

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#2 FORBES
0.06s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.46s Largest Contentful Paint
10.2s Last Painted Hero
17.67s First CPU Idle
17.67s Time To Interactive
25.2s Visually Complete
47.5s Fully Loaded

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#3 YAHOO NEWS
0.13s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.2s Last Painted Hero
1.2s Visually Complete
1.27s Largest Contentful Paint
11.75s First CPU Idle
11.75s Time To Interactive
13.06s Fully Loaded

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#4 LA TIMES
0.06s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.05s Largest Contentful Paint
6.2s Last Painted Hero
28.46s First CPU Idle
28.46s Time To Interactive
36.5s Visually Complete
118.48s Fully Loaded

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#5 BUZZFEED
0.07s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.53s Largest Contentful Paint
13s Last Painted Hero
13s Visually Complete
19.16s First CPU Idle
19.16s Time To Interactive
67.06s Fully Loaded

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#6 BBC.COM
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.02s Largest Contentful Paint
1.9s Last Painted Hero
2.2s Visually Complete
8.26s First CPU Idle
8.26s Time To Interactive
9.71s Fully Loaded

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#7 USA TODAY
0.06s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.66s Largest Contentful Paint
9.33s First CPU Idle
9.33s Time To Interactive
11.5s Visually Complete
15.5s Last Painted Hero
116.99s Fully Loaded

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#8 NPR
0.16s Backend
0.6s Start Render
4.01s Largest Contentful Paint
7.2s Last Painted Hero
11.9s Visually Complete
15.26s First CPU Idle
15.26s Time To Interactive
82.89s Fully Loaded

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#9 BLOOMBERG
0.08s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1s Largest Contentful Paint
7.2s Last Painted Hero
10s Visually Complete
12.93s First CPU Idle
12.93s Time To Interactive
25.23s Fully Loaded

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#10 NEW YORK TIMES
0.06s Backend
0.8s Start Render
7.04s Largest Contentful Paint
13.59s First CPU Idle
13.59s Time To Interactive
14.5s Last Painted Hero
31.08s Fully Loaded
31.3s Visually Complete

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#11 HUFFINGTON POST
0.12s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.94s Largest Contentful Paint
7.5s Last Painted Hero
7.5s Visually Complete
18.34s First CPU Idle
24.41s Time To Interactive
59.27s Fully Loaded

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#12 VOX
0.06s Backend
1.4s Start Render
1.9s Last Painted Hero
7.3s Visually Complete
11.66s First CPU Idle
11.66s Time To Interactive
25.93s Fully Loaded

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#13 CNN
0.06s Backend
1.5s Start Render
2.47s Largest Contentful Paint
4.5s Last Painted Hero
29.74s First CPU Idle
29.74s Time To Interactive
88.2s Visually Complete
118.65s Fully Loaded

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#14 WASHINGTON POST
0.2s Backend
1.5s Start Render
1.53s Largest Contentful Paint
2.8s Last Painted Hero
16s Visually Complete
23.95s First CPU Idle
23.95s Time To Interactive
52.38s Fully Loaded

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#15 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.1s Backend
1.52s Largest Contentful Paint
1.7s Start Render
3.19s Fully Loaded
3.2s First CPU Idle
3.2s Time To Interactive
3.2s Last Painted Hero
3.2s Visually Complete

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#16 ESPN
0.12s Backend
2.1s Start Render
7.96s Largest Contentful Paint
9.4s Last Painted Hero
23.29s First CPU Idle
23.29s Time To Interactive
25.78s Fully Loaded
29s Visually Complete

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#17 POLITICO
0.07s Backend
1.51s Largest Contentful Paint
1.6s Start Render
6.6s Last Painted Hero
10.6s Visually Complete
14.36s First CPU Idle
14.36s Time To Interactive
14.86s Fully Loaded

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