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
0.08s Backend
0.3s Start Render
0.41s Largest Contentful Paint
2.89s SpeedIndex
3.8s First CPU Idle
3.8s Time To Interactive
4.3s Visually Complete
7.02s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC
0.07s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.77s SpeedIndex
2.23s Largest Contentful Paint
3.2s Visually Complete
4.31s Fully Loaded
4.41s First CPU Idle
4.41s Time To Interactive

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.11s Largest Contentful Paint
2.32s SpeedIndex
3.35s First CPU Idle
3.35s Time To Interactive
3.6s Visually Complete
4.89s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.11s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.14s Largest Contentful Paint
1.52s SpeedIndex
1.7s Visually Complete
1.92s First CPU Idle
1.92s Time To Interactive
61.76s Fully Loaded

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#5 EL PAIS
0.09s Backend
0.6s Start Render
3.42s SpeedIndex
4.84s Largest Contentful Paint
7.1s Visually Complete
9.99s First CPU Idle
9.99s Time To Interactive
13.93s Fully Loaded

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#6 THE TELEGRAPH
0.14s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1s Largest Contentful Paint
2.23s SpeedIndex
3.36s First CPU Idle
3.36s Time To Interactive
3.8s Visually Complete
11.78s Fully Loaded

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#7 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.25s Largest Contentful Paint
2.43s SpeedIndex
4.2s Visually Complete
8.35s First CPU Idle
8.35s Time To Interactive
14.8s Fully Loaded

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#8 LE MONDE
0.15s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.13s SpeedIndex
1.17s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s First CPU Idle
1.5s Time To Interactive
1.8s Visually Complete
1.87s Fully Loaded

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#9 PRAVDA
0.45s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.95s SpeedIndex
1.1s Visually Complete
1.11s Largest Contentful Paint
1.28s First CPU Idle
1.28s Time To Interactive
1.73s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.19s Backend
0.99s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Start Render
1.64s SpeedIndex
3.79s First CPU Idle
3.79s Time To Interactive
23.63s Fully Loaded
26s Visually Complete

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.08s Backend
1.11s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s Start Render
2.15s SpeedIndex
2.2s First CPU Idle
2.2s Time To Interactive
2.75s Fully Loaded
2.9s Visually Complete

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