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 Visually Complete which is when all content in the viewport has rendered, and nothing in the viewport changes as the rest of the page loads.

MEDIA SITES IN USA ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 USA TODAY
0.07s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.6s Largest Contentful Paint
3.5s Last Painted Hero
6.9s Visually Complete
8.34s First CPU Idle
42.44s Time To Interactive
101.4s Fully Loaded

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#2 NPR
0.12s Backend
0.9s Start Render
3s Largest Contentful Paint
3.1s Last Painted Hero
7.2s Visually Complete
8.41s First CPU Idle
8.41s Time To Interactive
11.76s Fully Loaded

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#3 HUFFINGTON POST
0.11s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.85s Largest Contentful Paint
8.2s Visually Complete
11.9s First CPU Idle
11.9s Time To Interactive
113.6s Fully Loaded

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#4 POLITICO
0.07s Backend
1.4s Start Render
1.4s Largest Contentful Paint
5.4s Last Painted Hero
8.3s Visually Complete
12.96s First CPU Idle
12.96s Time To Interactive
24.18s Fully Loaded

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#5 CNN
0.05s Backend
2.4s Start Render
3.84s Largest Contentful Paint
6.9s Last Painted Hero
10s Visually Complete
11.25s First CPU Idle
11.25s Time To Interactive
17.24s Fully Loaded

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#6 YAHOO NEWS
0.4s Backend
1s Start Render
1.93s Largest Contentful Paint
2.68s First CPU Idle
2.68s Time To Interactive
2.9s Last Painted Hero
9.04s Fully Loaded
10.3s Visually Complete

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#7 LA TIMES
0.06s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.09s Largest Contentful Paint
10.2s First CPU Idle
10.2s Time To Interactive
22s Last Painted Hero
22s Visually Complete
34.64s Fully Loaded

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#8 REUTERS
0.17s Backend
1.7s Start Render
3.67s Largest Contentful Paint
3.8s Last Painted Hero
18.29s First CPU Idle
18.29s Time To Interactive
22s Visually Complete
51.23s Fully Loaded

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#9 NEW YORK TIMES
0.08s Backend
0.7s Start Render
5.05s Largest Contentful Paint
8.78s First CPU Idle
8.78s Time To Interactive
8.9s Last Painted Hero
23.08s Fully Loaded
26.7s Visually Complete

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#10 WASHINGTON POST
0.12s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.61s Largest Contentful Paint
4.9s Last Painted Hero
13.27s First CPU Idle
13.27s Time To Interactive
41s Visually Complete
43.07s Fully Loaded

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