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
0.3s Start Render
0.41s Largest Contentful Paint
2.77s SpeedIndex
4.15s First CPU Idle
4.15s Time To Interactive
4.3s Visually Complete
7.03s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.85s SpeedIndex
2s Largest Contentful Paint
2.9s Visually Complete
4.27s Fully Loaded
4.38s First CPU Idle
4.38s Time To Interactive

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.24s Largest Contentful Paint
2.4s SpeedIndex
3.4s Visually Complete
4.91s Fully Loaded
5.8s First CPU Idle
5.8s Time To Interactive

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.13s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.95s SpeedIndex
1.37s Largest Contentful Paint
1.7s Visually Complete
2.34s First CPU Idle
2.34s Time To Interactive
2.9s Fully Loaded

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#5 EL PAIS
0.09s Backend
0.7s Start Render
5.08s SpeedIndex
5.4s Largest Contentful Paint
9.9s Visually Complete
15.59s First CPU Idle
15.59s Time To Interactive
17.46s Fully Loaded

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#6 PRAVDA
0.49s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.92s SpeedIndex
0.96s First CPU Idle
0.96s Time To Interactive
1.1s Visually Complete
1.12s Largest Contentful Paint
1.38s Fully Loaded

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.26s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.07s Largest Contentful Paint
2.1s SpeedIndex
3.26s First CPU Idle
3.26s Time To Interactive
3.3s Visually Complete
11.68s Fully Loaded

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#8 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.19s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.81s Largest Contentful Paint
1.32s SpeedIndex
3.43s First CPU Idle
3.43s Time To Interactive
23.39s Fully Loaded
25.9s Visually Complete

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#9 LE MONDE
0.14s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.14s SpeedIndex
1.19s Largest Contentful Paint
1.7s Visually Complete
1.71s First CPU Idle
1.71s Time To Interactive
1.88s Fully Loaded

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#10 BILD
0.08s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.45s Largest Contentful Paint
2.96s SpeedIndex
4.2s Visually Complete
4.75s First CPU Idle
4.75s Time To Interactive
14.58s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
1.37s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s Start Render
2.18s SpeedIndex
2.24s First CPU Idle
2.24s Time To Interactive
2.62s Fully Loaded
3s Visually Complete

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