Speed Index

Time it takes for a page to be visibly loaded

The time between when you request a news website and it appears on your screen, ready to read, is known as the Speed Index. This is the most practical measure of how long you have to wait before you can start reading a news article.

A good news website will make sure this runs fast so you can start reading sooner, but sometimes advertisements, large images & videos, and custom fonts will make for a slow Speed Index.

Legible News optimizes its speed index by not loading advertisements, images, videos, or custom fonts. Instead it loads only text and does not use custom fonts.

Read Google's technical explanation of the Speed Index audit.

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