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 USA ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 USA TODAY
0.15s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.69s Largest Contentful Paint
2.09s SpeedIndex
3.7s Visually Complete
5.54s First CPU Idle
5.54s Time To Interactive
10.75s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA TIMES
0.13s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.82s First CPU Idle
0.82s Time To Interactive
1.61s Largest Contentful Paint
2.39s SpeedIndex
17.6s Visually Complete
21.1s Fully Loaded

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#3 WASHINGTON POST
0.14s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.13s SpeedIndex
2.7s Largest Contentful Paint
3.8s Visually Complete
4.66s First CPU Idle
4.66s Time To Interactive
5.79s Fully Loaded

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#4 NEW YORK TIMES
0.08s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.42s Largest Contentful Paint
4.41s SpeedIndex
8.54s First CPU Idle
8.54s Time To Interactive
19s Visually Complete
22.35s Fully Loaded

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#5 NPR
0.14s Backend
0.8s Start Render
2.02s SpeedIndex
2.4s Largest Contentful Paint
4.35s First CPU Idle
4.35s Time To Interactive
4.6s Visually Complete
19.43s Fully Loaded

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#6 POLITICO
0.1s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.11s Largest Contentful Paint
2.2s SpeedIndex
7.27s First CPU Idle
7.27s Time To Interactive
8.83s Fully Loaded
12.8s Visually Complete

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#7 YAHOO NEWS
0.42s Backend
1.09s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Start Render
1.4s SpeedIndex
2.96s First CPU Idle
2.96s Time To Interactive
4.2s Visually Complete
9.93s Fully Loaded

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#8 HUFFINGTON POST
0.54s Backend
1.3s Start Render
1.53s SpeedIndex
1.62s Largest Contentful Paint
2.6s Visually Complete
5.09s First CPU Idle
5.09s Time To Interactive
5.79s Fully Loaded

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#9 CNN
0.07s Backend
2.3s Start Render
4.73s Largest Contentful Paint
5.03s SpeedIndex
15.22s First CPU Idle
15.22s Time To Interactive
17.1s Visually Complete
23.6s Fully Loaded

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#10 REUTERS
0.15s Backend
0.72s Largest Contentful Paint
3s Start Render
7.18s SpeedIndex
7.84s First CPU Idle
7.84s Time To Interactive
14.5s Visually Complete
26.09s Fully Loaded

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