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
0.34s Largest Contentful Paint
0.4s Start Render
1.46s SpeedIndex
4.4s Visually Complete
7.89s First CPU Idle
7.89s Time To Interactive
10.54s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA REPUBBLICA
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
2.37s SpeedIndex
4.73s First CPU Idle
4.73s Time To Interactive
5.07s Largest Contentful Paint
5.31s Fully Loaded
5.4s Visually Complete

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#3 LE MONDE
0.17s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.74s SpeedIndex
0.81s Largest Contentful Paint
1.38s First CPU Idle
1.38s Time To Interactive
1.6s Visually Complete
2.06s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.37s SpeedIndex
1.77s Largest Contentful Paint
2.47s First CPU Idle
2.47s Time To Interactive
2.6s Visually Complete
3.6s Fully Loaded

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#5 PRAVDA
0.37s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.82s SpeedIndex
1.04s Largest Contentful Paint
1.17s First CPU Idle
1.17s Time To Interactive
1.2s Visually Complete
1.41s Fully Loaded

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#6 BILD
0.19s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.51s Largest Contentful Paint
2.45s SpeedIndex
6.2s First CPU Idle
6.2s Time To Interactive
14.4s Visually Complete
16.33s Fully Loaded

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#7 EL PAIS
0.1s Backend
0.9s Start Render
3.37s SpeedIndex
4.03s Largest Contentful Paint
8.18s First CPU Idle
8.18s Time To Interactive
8.8s Visually Complete
10.26s Fully Loaded

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#8 THE TELEGRAPH
0.27s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.77s Largest Contentful Paint
2.83s SpeedIndex
7s Visually Complete
7.55s First CPU Idle
7.55s Time To Interactive
18.05s Fully Loaded

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#9 BBC
0.12s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.88s SpeedIndex
2.84s Largest Contentful Paint
2.9s Visually Complete
4.17s First CPU Idle
4.17s Time To Interactive
5.22s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.21s Backend
1.07s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Start Render
1.34s SpeedIndex
3.81s First CPU Idle
3.81s Time To Interactive
5s Visually Complete
9.09s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
1.7s Start Render
2.37s SpeedIndex
3.29s Largest Contentful Paint
4.93s First CPU Idle
4.93s Time To Interactive
5.6s Visually Complete
7.81s Fully Loaded

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