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
0.09s Backend
0.3s Start Render
0.59s Largest Contentful Paint
2.36s First CPU Idle
2.36s Time To Interactive
2.9s Last Painted Hero
2.9s Visually Complete
6.79s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
2.12s Largest Contentful Paint
2.8s Last Painted Hero
2.8s Visually Complete
4.52s Fully Loaded
4.6s First CPU Idle
4.6s Time To Interactive

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.45s Largest Contentful Paint
3.7s Last Painted Hero
4s Visually Complete
4.77s First CPU Idle
4.77s Time To Interactive
5.46s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.11s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.3s Last Painted Hero
1.3s Visually Complete
1.38s Largest Contentful Paint
1.92s First CPU Idle
1.92s Time To Interactive
2.41s Fully Loaded

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#5 EL PAIS
0.1s Backend
0.6s Start Render
4.31s Largest Contentful Paint
6.1s Last Painted Hero
6.3s Visually Complete
8.78s First CPU Idle
8.78s Time To Interactive
13.07s Fully Loaded

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#6 LE MONDE
0.13s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.11s Largest Contentful Paint
1.6s Last Painted Hero
1.6s Visually Complete
1.63s First CPU Idle
1.63s Time To Interactive
1.81s Fully Loaded

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.19s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.44s Largest Contentful Paint
3s Last Painted Hero
3s Visually Complete
3.78s First CPU Idle
3.78s Time To Interactive
11.69s Fully Loaded

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#8 PRAVDA
0.51s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.8s Last Painted Hero
0.95s First CPU Idle
0.95s Time To Interactive
1.04s Largest Contentful Paint
1.36s Fully Loaded
6.1s Visually Complete

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.13s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.19s Largest Contentful Paint
1.7s Last Painted Hero
3.37s First CPU Idle
3.37s Time To Interactive
23.31s Fully Loaded
25.8s Visually Complete

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#10 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
0.97s Largest Contentful Paint
1s Start Render
1.71s First CPU Idle
1.71s Time To Interactive
2.4s Fully Loaded
2.8s Last Painted Hero
2.9s Visually Complete

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#11 BILD
0.07s Backend
1.23s Largest Contentful Paint
1.8s Start Render
4.5s Last Painted Hero
4.5s Visually Complete
8.44s First CPU Idle
8.44s Time To Interactive
15.9s Fully Loaded

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