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 LE MONDE
0.16s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.89s SpeedIndex
1.02s Largest Contentful Paint
2.16s First CPU Idle
2.16s Time To Interactive
2.2s Visually Complete
2.29s Fully Loaded

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#2 THE GUARDIAN
0.09s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.93s Largest Contentful Paint
2.78s SpeedIndex
3.22s First CPU Idle
3.22s Time To Interactive
3.9s Visually Complete
6.91s Fully Loaded

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.03s Largest Contentful Paint
1.8s SpeedIndex
2.7s Visually Complete
3.17s First CPU Idle
3.17s Time To Interactive
3.58s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.1s SpeedIndex
1.6s Visually Complete
1.63s First CPU Idle
1.63s Time To Interactive
1.77s Largest Contentful Paint
2.59s Fully Loaded

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#5 BBC
0.09s Backend
0.6s Start Render
2.12s SpeedIndex
2.49s Largest Contentful Paint
5.91s First CPU Idle
5.91s Time To Interactive
6.3s Visually Complete
9.53s Fully Loaded

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#6 EL PAIS
0.09s Backend
0.7s Start Render
2.91s SpeedIndex
5.27s Largest Contentful Paint
7.5s Visually Complete
14.32s First CPU Idle
14.32s Time To Interactive
14.73s Fully Loaded

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.21s Backend
0.8s Start Render
2.54s SpeedIndex
3.43s Largest Contentful Paint
4.2s Visually Complete
4.67s First CPU Idle
4.67s Time To Interactive
13.33s Fully Loaded

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#8 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.64s Largest Contentful Paint
3.07s SpeedIndex
5.2s Visually Complete
9.05s First CPU Idle
9.05s Time To Interactive
19.54s Fully Loaded

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#9 PRAVDA
0.46s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.99s SpeedIndex
1s First CPU Idle
1s Time To Interactive
1.1s Largest Contentful Paint
1.3s Visually Complete
1.44s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.22s Backend
1.05s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Start Render
1.46s SpeedIndex
3.39s First CPU Idle
3.39s Time To Interactive
4.7s Visually Complete
18.12s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.09s Backend
2s Start Render
2.16s Largest Contentful Paint
2.68s First CPU Idle
2.68s Time To Interactive
2.81s SpeedIndex
3.24s Fully Loaded
3.9s Visually Complete

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