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
0s First CPU Idle
0.15s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.58s Largest Contentful Paint
0.74s SpeedIndex
1.57s Fully Loaded
1.6s Visually Complete

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#2 THE GUARDIAN
0.09s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.88s Largest Contentful Paint
1.84s SpeedIndex
7.18s First CPU Idle
7.18s Time To Interactive
11.45s Fully Loaded
11.5s Visually Complete

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.94s Largest Contentful Paint
1.17s SpeedIndex
3.7s Visually Complete
3.79s First CPU Idle
3.79s Time To Interactive
3.93s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.17s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.55s SpeedIndex
2.49s Largest Contentful Paint
2.78s First CPU Idle
2.78s Time To Interactive
3.15s Fully Loaded
3.2s Visually Complete

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#5 PRAVDA
0.4s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.8s SpeedIndex
1.1s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Visually Complete
1.19s First CPU Idle
1.19s Time To Interactive
1.45s Fully Loaded

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#6 EL PAIS
0.11s Backend
0.9s Start Render
3.05s SpeedIndex
3.81s Largest Contentful Paint
3.9s Visually Complete
4.92s First CPU Idle
4.92s Time To Interactive
8.15s Fully Loaded

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#7 BBC
0.09s Backend
1.1s Start Render
2.01s SpeedIndex
2.99s Largest Contentful Paint
4.79s First CPU Idle
4.79s Time To Interactive
6.1s Visually Complete
8.56s Fully Loaded

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#8 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.13s Backend
1.02s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Start Render
1.33s SpeedIndex
2.79s First CPU Idle
2.79s Time To Interactive
4s Visually Complete
22.95s Fully Loaded

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#9 BILD
0.68s Backend
1.8s Start Render
2.26s Largest Contentful Paint
3.27s SpeedIndex
7.27s First CPU Idle
7.27s Time To Interactive
16.1s Visually Complete
17.54s Fully Loaded

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#10 IRISH TIMES
0.13s Backend
1.65s Largest Contentful Paint
2.9s Start Render
2.9s First CPU Idle
2.9s Time To Interactive
3.25s SpeedIndex
4s Visually Complete
7.5s Fully Loaded

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