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 EUROPE ON A FAST CONNECTION

See full dashboard comparing all sites >

#1 THE GUARDIAN
0.09s Backend
0.3s Start Render
0.53s Largest Contentful Paint
1.33s SpeedIndex
3.8s Visually Complete
6.85s First CPU Idle
6.85s Time To Interactive
11.4s Fully Loaded

Explore why this site is the fastest >

#2 LE MONDE
0.15s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.68s Largest Contentful Paint
0.77s SpeedIndex
1.37s First CPU Idle
1.37s Time To Interactive
1.7s Visually Complete
1.94s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.87s Largest Contentful Paint
2.08s SpeedIndex
4.02s First CPU Idle
4.02s Time To Interactive
4.44s Fully Loaded
4.7s Visually Complete

Explore this site >

#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.11s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.92s SpeedIndex
1.22s Largest Contentful Paint
1.3s Visually Complete
1.43s First CPU Idle
1.43s Time To Interactive
2.3s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#5 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.18s Largest Contentful Paint
2.29s SpeedIndex
5.05s First CPU Idle
5.05s Time To Interactive
14.4s Visually Complete
16.01s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#6 EL PAIS
0.07s Backend
0.7s Start Render
3.33s SpeedIndex
4.39s Largest Contentful Paint
8.97s First CPU Idle
8.97s Time To Interactive
9s Visually Complete
9.48s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#7 PRAVDA
0.39s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.75s SpeedIndex
0.78s First CPU Idle
0.78s Time To Interactive
0.9s Visually Complete
0.91s Largest Contentful Paint
1.15s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#8 BBC
0.1s Backend
1s Start Render
1.67s SpeedIndex
2.51s Largest Contentful Paint
3.2s Visually Complete
3.99s First CPU Idle
3.99s Time To Interactive
8.68s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.28s Backend
1s Start Render
1.05s Largest Contentful Paint
1.3s SpeedIndex
2.26s First CPU Idle
2.26s Time To Interactive
5.8s Visually Complete
22.65s Fully Loaded

Explore this site >

#10 THE TELEGRAPH
0.55s Backend
1s Start Render
1.36s Largest Contentful Paint
1.96s SpeedIndex
3.6s Visually Complete
3.92s First CPU Idle
3.92s Time To Interactive
13.88s Fully Loaded

Explore why this site is the slowest >

#11 IRISH TIMES
0.09s Backend
2.3s Start Render
2.36s Largest Contentful Paint
2.98s SpeedIndex
3.87s First CPU Idle
3.87s Time To Interactive
6.96s Fully Loaded
9.5s Visually Complete

Explore this site >