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 LE MONDE
0.14s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.81s SpeedIndex
0.99s Largest Contentful Paint
1.55s First CPU Idle
1.55s Time To Interactive
1.7s Visually Complete
1.91s Fully Loaded

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#2 THE GUARDIAN
0.09s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.83s Largest Contentful Paint
2.21s SpeedIndex
2.73s First CPU Idle
2.73s Time To Interactive
3.2s Visually Complete
6.83s Fully Loaded

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#3 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.11s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1s SpeedIndex
1.57s Largest Contentful Paint
1.6s Visually Complete
1.61s First CPU Idle
1.61s Time To Interactive
2.41s Fully Loaded

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#4 THE TELEGRAPH
0.2s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.88s Largest Contentful Paint
2.59s SpeedIndex
3.2s First CPU Idle
3.2s Time To Interactive
3.6s Visually Complete
12.98s Fully Loaded

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#5 EL PAIS
0.08s Backend
0.6s Start Render
3.69s SpeedIndex
5.28s Largest Contentful Paint
7.56s First CPU Idle
7.56s Time To Interactive
7.91s Fully Loaded
11.7s Visually Complete

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#6 LA REPUBBLICA
0.08s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.93s SpeedIndex
2.72s Largest Contentful Paint
3s Visually Complete
4.28s First CPU Idle
6.92s Fully Loaded
10.37s Time To Interactive

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#7 BILD
0.08s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.14s Largest Contentful Paint
2.46s SpeedIndex
4.5s Visually Complete
8.75s First CPU Idle
8.75s Time To Interactive
18.9s Fully Loaded

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#8 BBC
0.13s Backend
0.9s Start Render
2.05s SpeedIndex
2.44s Largest Contentful Paint
3.3s Visually Complete
4.14s First CPU Idle
4.14s Time To Interactive
8.56s Fully Loaded

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.19s Backend
0.88s Largest Contentful Paint
0.9s Start Render
1.34s SpeedIndex
2.51s First CPU Idle
2.51s Time To Interactive
5.2s Visually Complete
22.6s Fully Loaded

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#10 PRAVDA
0.44s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.9s First CPU Idle
0.9s Time To Interactive
0.95s SpeedIndex
1.05s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Visually Complete
1.45s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
1.5s Start Render
1.93s Largest Contentful Paint
2.11s SpeedIndex
2.42s First CPU Idle
2.42s Time To Interactive
2.95s Fully Loaded
3.4s Visually Complete

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