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 Cumulative Layout Shift which is a score based on how often users experience unexpected layout shifts. Sites should aim for a score of less than 0.1

MEDIA SITES IN USA ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 YAHOO NEWS
0.32s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.17s Largest Contentful Paint
1.23s SpeedIndex
2.98s First CPU Idle
2.98s Time To Interactive
3.2s Visually Complete
9.02s Fully Loaded

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#2 NPR
0.14s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.97s SpeedIndex
2.42s Largest Contentful Paint
4.3s Visually Complete
4.43s First CPU Idle
4.43s Time To Interactive
5.43s Fully Loaded

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#3 POLITICO
0.08s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.92s Largest Contentful Paint
2.43s SpeedIndex
6.2s Visually Complete
7.39s First CPU Idle
7.39s Time To Interactive
11.43s Fully Loaded

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#4 NEW YORK TIMES
0.07s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.26s Largest Contentful Paint
5.07s SpeedIndex
8s Visually Complete
14.14s First CPU Idle
14.14s Time To Interactive
17.74s Fully Loaded

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#5 USA TODAY
0.07s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.42s Largest Contentful Paint
6.1s SpeedIndex
9.82s First CPU Idle
9.82s Time To Interactive
13.5s Visually Complete
13.87s Fully Loaded

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#6 HUFFINGTON POST
0.26s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.02s Largest Contentful Paint
1.12s SpeedIndex
3.8s Visually Complete
3.84s First CPU Idle
3.84s Time To Interactive
19.42s Fully Loaded

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#7 CNN
0.07s Backend
2.1s Start Render
4.12s Largest Contentful Paint
4.89s SpeedIndex
11.06s First CPU Idle
11.06s Time To Interactive
13.4s Visually Complete
25.54s Fully Loaded

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#8 WASHINGTON POST
0.12s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.87s Largest Contentful Paint
1.26s SpeedIndex
5.3s Visually Complete
5.9s First CPU Idle
5.9s Time To Interactive
10.66s Fully Loaded

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#9 LA TIMES
0.09s Backend
0.8s Start Render
4.38s Largest Contentful Paint
6.09s SpeedIndex
8.5s First CPU Idle
8.5s Time To Interactive
14.18s Fully Loaded
17s Visually Complete

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#10 REUTERS
0.08s Backend
1.08s Largest Contentful Paint
2.5s Start Render
4.77s SpeedIndex
8.72s First CPU Idle
8.72s Time To Interactive
15s Visually Complete
23.16s Fully Loaded

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