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 THE GUARDIAN
0.08s Backend
0.2s Start Render
0.73s Largest Contentful Paint
2.61s First CPU Idle
2.61s Time To Interactive
2.8s Last Painted Hero
2.8s Visually Complete
6.7s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC
0.11s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.97s Largest Contentful Paint
3s Last Painted Hero
3s Visually Complete
4.41s Fully Loaded
4.5s First CPU Idle
4.5s Time To Interactive

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.56s Largest Contentful Paint
3.2s Last Painted Hero
4.3s Visually Complete
4.33s First CPU Idle
4.33s Time To Interactive
4.62s Fully Loaded

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#4 LE MONDE
0.2s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.15s First CPU Idle
1.15s Time To Interactive
1.24s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s Last Painted Hero
1.5s Visually Complete
1.68s Fully Loaded

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#5 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.12s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.3s Largest Contentful Paint
1.3s Last Painted Hero
1.3s Visually Complete
1.99s First CPU Idle
1.99s Time To Interactive
2.71s Fully Loaded

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#6 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.11s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.06s Largest Contentful Paint
1.6s Last Painted Hero
3.33s First CPU Idle
3.33s Time To Interactive
23.24s Fully Loaded
25.8s Visually Complete

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#7 PRAVDA
0.47s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.8s Last Painted Hero
1.06s Largest Contentful Paint
1.21s First CPU Idle
1.21s Time To Interactive
1.42s Fully Loaded
6.2s Visually Complete

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#8 IRISH TIMES
0.12s Backend
0.81s Largest Contentful Paint
0.9s Start Render
1.65s Fully Loaded
1.82s First CPU Idle
1.82s Time To Interactive
2.9s Last Painted Hero
2.9s Visually Complete

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#9 THE TELEGRAPH
0.3s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.5s Largest Contentful Paint
3.2s Last Painted Hero
3.2s Visually Complete
3.43s First CPU Idle
3.43s Time To Interactive
11.67s Fully Loaded

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#10 BILD
0.08s Backend
1.2s Start Render
3.76s Largest Contentful Paint
5.2s Last Painted Hero
5.2s Visually Complete
9.42s First CPU Idle
9.42s Time To Interactive
13.16s Fully Loaded

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#11 EL PAIS
0.1s Backend
4.7s Start Render
6.33s Largest Contentful Paint
7.3s Last Painted Hero
7.6s Visually Complete
14.79s First CPU Idle
14.79s Time To Interactive
15.11s Fully Loaded

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