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
1.19s Largest Contentful Paint
3.04s SpeedIndex
4.05s First CPU Idle
4.05s Time To Interactive
4.4s Visually Complete
7.22s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA REPUBBLICA
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
2.85s SpeedIndex
3.98s Largest Contentful Paint
4.3s Visually Complete
4.69s First CPU Idle
4.69s Time To Interactive
6.67s Fully Loaded

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#3 LE MONDE
0.19s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.96s SpeedIndex
1.16s Largest Contentful Paint
1.9s Visually Complete
2.11s First CPU Idle
2.11s Time To Interactive
2.26s Fully Loaded

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#4 BBC
0.07s Backend
0.6s Start Render
2.15s SpeedIndex
2.45s Largest Contentful Paint
6.78s First CPU Idle
6.78s Time To Interactive
7.1s Visually Complete
10.32s Fully Loaded

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#5 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.09s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.09s SpeedIndex
1.5s Visually Complete
1.67s First CPU Idle
1.67s Time To Interactive
1.7s Largest Contentful Paint
2.59s Fully Loaded

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#6 THE TELEGRAPH
0.18s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.39s Largest Contentful Paint
2.85s SpeedIndex
4.5s Visually Complete
5.13s First CPU Idle
5.13s Time To Interactive
13.52s Fully Loaded

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#7 PRAVDA
0.46s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1s SpeedIndex
1.02s First CPU Idle
1.02s Time To Interactive
1.09s Largest Contentful Paint
1.44s Fully Loaded
6.3s Visually Complete

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#8 EL PAIS
0.07s Backend
0.9s Start Render
3.12s SpeedIndex
4.4s Largest Contentful Paint
6.2s Visually Complete
8.77s First CPU Idle
8.77s Time To Interactive
13.14s Fully Loaded

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.18s Backend
1s Start Render
1.05s Largest Contentful Paint
1.46s SpeedIndex
3.95s First CPU Idle
3.95s Time To Interactive
5s Visually Complete
18.6s Fully Loaded

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#10 BILD
0.07s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.39s Largest Contentful Paint
3.14s SpeedIndex
6s Visually Complete
8.76s First CPU Idle
8.76s Time To Interactive
13.51s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
2.26s Largest Contentful Paint
2.3s Start Render
2.89s SpeedIndex
3.32s Fully Loaded
3.32s First CPU Idle
3.32s Time To Interactive
4s Visually Complete

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