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 USA ON A FAST CONNECTION

See full dashboard comparing all sites >

#1 LA TIMES
0.08s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.9s Largest Contentful Paint
5s Last Painted Hero
7.7s First CPU Idle
7.7s Time To Interactive
50.48s Fully Loaded
50.7s Visually Complete

Explore why this site is the fastest >

#2 HUFFINGTON POST
0.09s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.65s Largest Contentful Paint
9.4s Last Painted Hero
9.8s Visually Complete
9.91s First CPU Idle
9.91s Time To Interactive
19.31s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#3 USA TODAY
0.07s Backend
0.55s Largest Contentful Paint
0.6s Start Render
5.1s Last Painted Hero
5.1s Visually Complete
7.52s First CPU Idle
34.4s Time To Interactive
73.56s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#4 NEW YORK TIMES
0.07s Backend
0.67s Largest Contentful Paint
0.8s Start Render
5.9s Last Painted Hero
8.73s First CPU Idle
8.73s Time To Interactive
11.5s Visually Complete
21.56s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#5 NPR
0.2s Backend
0.8s Start Render
3.08s Largest Contentful Paint
3.5s Last Painted Hero
5.25s First CPU Idle
5.25s Time To Interactive
5.4s Visually Complete
11.06s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#6 REUTERS
0.1s Backend
0.8s Start Render
2.22s Largest Contentful Paint
4.7s Last Painted Hero
7.6s Visually Complete
12.5s First CPU Idle
12.5s Time To Interactive
25.07s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#7 WASHINGTON POST
0.15s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.04s Largest Contentful Paint
4.8s Last Painted Hero
7.6s Visually Complete
8.27s First CPU Idle
8.27s Time To Interactive
13.12s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#8 YAHOO NEWS
0.39s Backend
1s Start Render
1.42s Largest Contentful Paint
1.8s Last Painted Hero
2.47s First CPU Idle
2.47s Time To Interactive
9.01s Fully Loaded
10.2s Visually Complete

Explore this site >

#9 POLITICO
0.08s Backend
1.3s Start Render
1.31s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s Last Painted Hero
7.26s First CPU Idle
7.26s Time To Interactive
24.5s Visually Complete
41.72s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#10 CNN
0.06s Backend
2s Start Render
3.26s Largest Contentful Paint
6.3s Last Painted Hero
9.22s First CPU Idle
9.22s Time To Interactive
16.87s Fully Loaded
21.7s Visually Complete

Explore why this site is the slowest >