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

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#1 THE GUARDIAN
0.09s Backend
0.3s Start Render
0.32s Largest Contentful Paint
1.55s SpeedIndex
5.94s First CPU Idle
5.94s Time To Interactive
10.54s Fully Loaded
11.7s Visually Complete

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#2 LA REPUBBLICA
0.09s Backend
0.28s Largest Contentful Paint
0.5s Start Render
1.32s SpeedIndex
3.53s First CPU Idle
3.53s Time To Interactive
3.72s Fully Loaded
4.2s Visually Complete

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#3 LE MONDE
0s First CPU Idle
0.17s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.68s Largest Contentful Paint
0.81s SpeedIndex
1.7s Visually Complete
1.71s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.13s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.4s SpeedIndex
2.28s Largest Contentful Paint
2.43s First CPU Idle
2.43s Time To Interactive
2.79s Fully Loaded
2.9s Visually Complete

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#5 PRAVDA
0.34s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.83s SpeedIndex
0.99s Largest Contentful Paint
1.07s First CPU Idle
1.07s Time To Interactive
1.36s Fully Loaded
6.1s Visually Complete

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#6 BILD
0.08s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.97s Largest Contentful Paint
2.6s SpeedIndex
5.47s First CPU Idle
5.47s Time To Interactive
15s Visually Complete
20.18s Fully Loaded

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#7 EL PAIS
0.1s Backend
1s Start Render
2.93s SpeedIndex
3.87s Largest Contentful Paint
5.5s Visually Complete
8.43s First CPU Idle
8.43s Time To Interactive
9.82s Fully Loaded

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#8 BBC
0.09s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.84s SpeedIndex
2.8s Visually Complete
2.81s Largest Contentful Paint
4.4s First CPU Idle
4.4s Time To Interactive
5.52s Fully Loaded

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.21s Backend
1.28s Largest Contentful Paint
1.3s Start Render
1.59s SpeedIndex
2.7s First CPU Idle
2.7s Time To Interactive
5.5s Visually Complete
17.99s Fully Loaded

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#10 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
2.2s Start Render
2.8s SpeedIndex
2.9s First CPU Idle
2.9s Time To Interactive
3.32s Largest Contentful Paint
4.2s Visually Complete
7.63s Fully Loaded

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