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
0.94s Largest Contentful Paint
2.82s SpeedIndex
3.65s First CPU Idle
3.65s Time To Interactive
4.1s Visually Complete
6.94s Fully Loaded

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#2 EL PAIS
0.09s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.76s SpeedIndex
4.51s Largest Contentful Paint
5.3s Visually Complete
14.08s Fully Loaded
14.4s First CPU Idle
14.4s Time To Interactive

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.09s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.17s Largest Contentful Paint
2.09s SpeedIndex
3.6s Visually Complete
4.73s First CPU Idle
4.73s Time To Interactive
8.15s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.88s SpeedIndex
1.34s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s Visually Complete
2.27s First CPU Idle
2.27s Time To Interactive
3.04s Fully Loaded

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#5 BBC
0.08s Backend
0.6s Start Render
2.04s SpeedIndex
2.72s Largest Contentful Paint
3.7s Visually Complete
4.99s Fully Loaded
5.08s First CPU Idle
5.08s Time To Interactive

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#6 THE TELEGRAPH
0.24s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.07s Largest Contentful Paint
2.44s SpeedIndex
3.2s Visually Complete
3.55s First CPU Idle
3.55s Time To Interactive
11.94s Fully Loaded

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#7 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.22s Largest Contentful Paint
3.15s SpeedIndex
5s Visually Complete
8.3s First CPU Idle
8.3s Time To Interactive
16.08s Fully Loaded

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#8 LE MONDE
0.14s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.98s SpeedIndex
1.1s Largest Contentful Paint
1.7s Visually Complete
1.76s First CPU Idle
1.76s Time To Interactive
1.91s Fully Loaded

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.2s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.35s Largest Contentful Paint
1.39s SpeedIndex
2.56s First CPU Idle
2.56s Time To Interactive
2.6s Visually Complete
17.61s Fully Loaded

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#10 PRAVDA
0.71s Backend
1s Start Render
1.09s SpeedIndex
1.19s First CPU Idle
1.19s Time To Interactive
1.39s Largest Contentful Paint
1.4s Visually Complete
1.68s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
1.7s Start Render
2.03s Largest Contentful Paint
2.49s SpeedIndex
2.67s First CPU Idle
2.67s Time To Interactive
3.72s Fully Loaded
3.9s Visually Complete

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