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
0.49s Largest Contentful Paint
2.55s First CPU Idle
2.55s Time To Interactive
3.4s Last Painted Hero
3.4s Visually Complete
7.03s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.44s Largest Contentful Paint
2.7s Last Painted Hero
3.6s Visually Complete
3.78s First CPU Idle
3.78s Time To Interactive
4.11s Fully Loaded

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#3 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.13s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.1s Last Painted Hero
1.3s Visually Complete
1.34s Largest Contentful Paint
1.8s First CPU Idle
1.8s Time To Interactive
2.4s Fully Loaded

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#4 EL PAIS
0.11s Backend
0.5s Start Render
4.52s Largest Contentful Paint
6.3s Last Painted Hero
9.1s Visually Complete
11.71s First CPU Idle
11.71s Time To Interactive
13.34s Fully Loaded

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#5 BBC
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.86s Largest Contentful Paint
3.1s Last Painted Hero
3.1s Visually Complete
4.57s Fully Loaded
4.66s First CPU Idle
4.66s Time To Interactive

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#6 THE TELEGRAPH
0.18s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.95s Largest Contentful Paint
3.3s Last Painted Hero
3.3s Visually Complete
3.35s First CPU Idle
3.35s Time To Interactive
11.7s Fully Loaded

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#7 BILD
0.08s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.44s Largest Contentful Paint
4.2s Last Painted Hero
4.2s Visually Complete
8.36s First CPU Idle
8.36s Time To Interactive
14.61s Fully Loaded

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#8 LE MONDE
0.13s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.12s Largest Contentful Paint
1.2s Last Painted Hero
1.39s First CPU Idle
1.39s Time To Interactive
1.7s Visually Complete
1.85s Fully Loaded

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#9 PRAVDA
0.45s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.8s Last Painted Hero
1.15s Largest Contentful Paint
1.59s Fully Loaded
2.04s First CPU Idle
2.04s Time To Interactive
6.3s Visually Complete

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.16s Backend
0.89s Largest Contentful Paint
0.9s Start Render
1.6s Last Painted Hero
3.54s First CPU Idle
3.54s Time To Interactive
13.5s Visually Complete
23.66s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.17s Backend
1s Start Render
1s Largest Contentful Paint
1.69s Fully Loaded
1.79s First CPU Idle
1.79s Time To Interactive
2.9s Last Painted Hero
3s Visually Complete

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