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
0.18s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.56s SpeedIndex
1.89s First CPU Idle
1.89s Time To Interactive
1.94s Largest Contentful Paint
2s Visually Complete
2.07s Fully Loaded

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#2 THE GUARDIAN
0.08s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.68s Largest Contentful Paint
2.1s SpeedIndex
2.66s First CPU Idle
2.66s Time To Interactive
3.3s Visually Complete
6.88s Fully Loaded

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.84s Largest Contentful Paint
2.28s SpeedIndex
4.74s First CPU Idle
4.74s Time To Interactive
5.12s Fully Loaded
5.4s Visually Complete

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.18s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.92s SpeedIndex
1.15s First CPU Idle
1.15s Time To Interactive
1.5s Visually Complete
1.61s Largest Contentful Paint
2.4s Fully Loaded

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#5 EL PAIS
0.08s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.15s SpeedIndex
3.79s Largest Contentful Paint
4.4s Visually Complete
7.35s First CPU Idle
13.26s Time To Interactive
16.98s Fully Loaded

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#6 PRAVDA
0.39s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.85s SpeedIndex
0.86s First CPU Idle
0.86s Time To Interactive
0.97s Largest Contentful Paint
1s Visually Complete
1.3s Fully Loaded

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.24s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.03s Largest Contentful Paint
2.07s SpeedIndex
2.7s First CPU Idle
2.7s Time To Interactive
3.3s Visually Complete
12.93s Fully Loaded

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#8 BBC
0.11s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.5s SpeedIndex
2.42s Largest Contentful Paint
2.9s Visually Complete
4.45s First CPU Idle
4.45s Time To Interactive
8.17s Fully Loaded

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#9 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.32s Largest Contentful Paint
2.92s SpeedIndex
5.3s Visually Complete
9.17s First CPU Idle
9.17s Time To Interactive
19.32s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.31s Backend
1s Start Render
1.38s SpeedIndex
1.41s Largest Contentful Paint
2.79s First CPU Idle
2.79s Time To Interactive
3.3s Visually Complete
22.72s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.09s Backend
2.1s Start Render
2.27s SpeedIndex
2.65s Largest Contentful Paint
3.4s Visually Complete
3.64s First CPU Idle
3.64s Time To Interactive
7.21s Fully Loaded

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