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 an emulated Nexus 5X mobile at 3G Slow ( 400Kbps/400Kbps 400ms RTT). Find out more about why it's so important to test at slow speeds. 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 SLOW CONNECTION

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#1 LA TIMES
2.16s Backend
2.6s Start Render
14.56s First CPU Idle
84.75s Largest Contentful Paint
88.5s Last Painted Hero
117s Visually Complete
119.91s Time To Interactive
145.11s Fully Loaded

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#2 USA TODAY
2.13s Backend
2.6s Start Render
7.9s Largest Contentful Paint
34.1s Visually Complete
80.57s First CPU Idle
111.9s Time To Interactive
127.4s Fully Loaded

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#3 REUTERS
2.26s Backend
9s Start Render
31.78s First CPU Idle
35.3s Last Painted Hero
35.3s Visually Complete
36.53s Largest Contentful Paint
106.86s Time To Interactive
113.84s Fully Loaded

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#4 HUFFINGTON POST
3.68s Backend
9.6s Start Render
12.89s Largest Contentful Paint
30.74s First CPU Idle
68s Visually Complete
118.41s Time To Interactive
152.57s Fully Loaded

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#5 NEW YORK TIMES
1.8s Backend
9.6s Start Render
12.19s Largest Contentful Paint
60s Visually Complete
89.38s First CPU Idle
96.36s Time To Interactive
122.25s Fully Loaded

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#6 NPR
1.87s Backend
10.2s Start Render
10.35s First CPU Idle
10.45s Largest Contentful Paint
34.8s Last Painted Hero
46.4s Visually Complete
110.53s Time To Interactive
124.02s Fully Loaded

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#7 YAHOO NEWS
1.98s Backend
10.5s Start Render
20.19s First CPU Idle
20.4s Last Painted Hero
20.46s Largest Contentful Paint
35.44s Time To Interactive
38s Visually Complete
49.11s Fully Loaded

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#8 WASHINGTON POST
2.22s Backend
10.6s Start Render
23.5s Largest Contentful Paint
23.5s Visually Complete
32.19s First CPU Idle
53.53s Time To Interactive
130.44s Fully Loaded

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#9 POLITICO
1.76s Backend
11.8s Start Render
15.53s Largest Contentful Paint
33.05s First CPU Idle
97.9s Visually Complete
112.03s Time To Interactive
139.26s Fully Loaded

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#10 CNN
1.87s Backend
39.1s Start Render
75.14s Largest Contentful Paint
75.2s Visually Complete
100.75s First CPU Idle
118.37s Time To Interactive
128.56s Fully Loaded

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