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 an emulated Nexus 5X mobile at 3G Slow ( 400Kbps/400Kbps 400ms RTT). Find out more about why it's so important to test at slow speeds. 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 SLOW CONNECTION

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES
1.85s Backend
6.1s Start Render
7.14s SpeedIndex
7.56s Largest Contentful Paint
7.6s Visually Complete
80.14s First CPU Idle
80.49s Time To Interactive
120.25s Fully Loaded

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#2 WASHINGTON POST
3.5s Backend
6.9s Start Render
20.04s First CPU Idle
31.69s SpeedIndex
76.19s Largest Contentful Paint
76.2s Visually Complete
78.53s Time To Interactive
87.59s Fully Loaded

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#3 LA TIMES
2.17s Backend
8.3s Start Render
14.39s First CPU Idle
20.34s Largest Contentful Paint
20.87s SpeedIndex
61.57s Time To Interactive
67.06s Fully Loaded
70s Visually Complete

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#4 HUFFINGTON POST
3.45s Backend
10s Start Render
17.83s SpeedIndex
18.69s Largest Contentful Paint
28.57s First CPU Idle
44s Visually Complete
53.44s Time To Interactive
87.03s Fully Loaded

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#5 YAHOO NEWS
2.02s Backend
10.1s Start Render
16.76s SpeedIndex
20.29s Largest Contentful Paint
20.77s First CPU Idle
36.15s Time To Interactive
38.3s Visually Complete
38.79s Fully Loaded

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#6 USA TODAY
2.39s Backend
11s Start Render
11.07s Largest Contentful Paint
24.27s First CPU Idle
35.96s SpeedIndex
112.1s Visually Complete
117.88s Time To Interactive
120s Fully Loaded

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#7 POLITICO
2.18s Backend
12.2s Start Render
12.23s Largest Contentful Paint
32.8s SpeedIndex
32.89s First CPU Idle
106.28s Time To Interactive
113.8s Visually Complete
115.94s Fully Loaded

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#8 NPR
3.12s Backend
17.1s Start Render
17.47s First CPU Idle
17.47s Time To Interactive
17.72s Largest Contentful Paint
25.91s SpeedIndex
66.7s Visually Complete
118.93s Fully Loaded

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#9 REUTERS
4.96s Backend
17.79s Largest Contentful Paint
19.2s Start Render
20.14s SpeedIndex
20.5s Visually Complete
24.59s First CPU Idle
115.86s Time To Interactive
120.01s Fully Loaded

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#10 CNN
1.88s Backend
37.2s Start Render
39.61s First CPU Idle
51.13s SpeedIndex
60.99s Largest Contentful Paint
61s Visually Complete
90.49s Time To Interactive
119.99s Fully Loaded

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