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
0.44s Largest Contentful Paint
2.68s SpeedIndex
3.7s First CPU Idle
3.7s Time To Interactive
4.1s Visually Complete
7.03s Fully Loaded

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#2 BBC
0.07s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.99s SpeedIndex
2.5s Largest Contentful Paint
3.2s Visually Complete
4.83s Fully Loaded
4.92s First CPU Idle
4.92s Time To Interactive

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.95s Largest Contentful Paint
1.73s SpeedIndex
2.41s First CPU Idle
2.41s Time To Interactive
2.6s Visually Complete
3.29s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.1s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.06s SpeedIndex
1.31s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s Visually Complete
2.35s First CPU Idle
2.35s Time To Interactive
2.97s Fully Loaded

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#5 EL PAIS
0.1s Backend
0.6s Start Render
3.86s SpeedIndex
5.46s Largest Contentful Paint
7.3s Visually Complete
14.47s Fully Loaded
14.76s First CPU Idle
14.76s Time To Interactive

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#6 THE TELEGRAPH
0.19s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.7s Largest Contentful Paint
2.06s SpeedIndex
3.19s First CPU Idle
3.19s Time To Interactive
3.2s Visually Complete
11.73s Fully Loaded

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#7 LE MONDE
0.15s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.02s SpeedIndex
1.06s Largest Contentful Paint
1.31s First CPU Idle
1.31s Time To Interactive
1.6s Visually Complete
5.09s Fully Loaded

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#8 PRAVDA
0.43s Backend
0.8s Start Render
0.82s Largest Contentful Paint
0.88s SpeedIndex
0.93s First CPU Idle
0.93s Time To Interactive
1.1s Visually Complete
1.37s Fully Loaded

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.2s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.23s Largest Contentful Paint
1.45s SpeedIndex
2.59s First CPU Idle
2.59s Time To Interactive
23.45s Fully Loaded
25.9s Visually Complete

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#10 BILD
0.07s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.46s Largest Contentful Paint
3.16s SpeedIndex
4.2s Visually Complete
4.57s First CPU Idle
4.57s Time To Interactive
14.82s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
1.48s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s Start Render
2.38s SpeedIndex
2.44s First CPU Idle
2.44s Time To Interactive
3.17s Fully Loaded
3.5s Visually Complete

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