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Best Performing AEM Sites

Google PageSpeed Insights is a great tool for developers to identify ways to make their websites faster and more mobile-friendly. I tend to check the our websites with PageSpeed during development phase to identify issues early on which can impact the performance of our AEM websites.

Out of curiosity, I checked the PageSpeed scores of other AEM/CQ implementation that I am aware of and compiled the list. The best performing AEM sites list below is based on PageSpeed score only.

PageSpeed Insights analyses and measures the performance of a web page for mobile and desktop devices by fetching the url twice, once with a mobile user-agent, and once with a desktop-user agent. Based on the analyses it assigns a score which ranges from 0 to 100 points. A higher score is better and a score of 85 or above indicates that the page is performing well.

Since the performance of a network connection varies considerably, Page Speed Insights only considers the network-independent aspects of page performance: the server configuration, the HTML structure of a page, and its use of external resources such as images, JavaScript, and CSS to calculate the score. The absolute performance of the page will still be dependent upon a user’s network connection.

Here are the Page Speed scores of the sites running on AEM/CQ:

Page Speed Score

Ford MediaAuto314208/07/15
TW CableTelecommunications 335507/08/15
Motel 6Hospitality456908/07/15
Morning StarFinancial Services466407/31/15
The AgePublishing475107/08/15
Stanford MedicineEducation536307/08/15
CATConstruction Machinery546907/08/15
La QuintaHospitality606108/07/15
AMSMedical Systems617407/29/15
TE ConnectivityElectronics637807/29/15
CrizalOptical Solutions647807/20/15
XperioUVOptical Solutions657907/20/15
VariluxOptical Solutions688507/20/15
BlackBerryTelecommunications 706007/08/15

These score are not permanent as Google continually add new rules to improve the analysis. Score will also change as companies pushes updates to their websites.

Do you know any other public website running on AEM/CQ5? Please submit it using the comments section and I will update the table.

Praveen Modi

Technology guy. AWS and Adobe Certified Solutions Architect. Works on Adobe AEM/CQ, Amazon Web Services, Azure. Loves Amazon Alexa and currently tinkering with Google Assistant. Chief Editor @


  1. Sagar,,,,,

  2. Praveen Modi

    Thanks Sagar. I will add these website to the list soon. Thanks.

  3. What do you make of the fact that only one of them gets an “85”?

  4. Praveen Modi

    @Sagar – I have added Loblaws to the list. is a parked domain, is on .NET and I couldn’t verify rest of them are running on AEM. Thanks for submitting the sites.

  5. Praveen Modi

    @Brian and Jim – I have added the sites to the lists. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Purnendra , , ,…

  7. greenchic is a new AEM site that launched in June 2015.

  8. Praveen Modi

    @Darrin, @Sujit, @Purendra, @Greenchic – I have added the sites to the list. Thanks for submitting the sites and visiting my blog.


  9. Dunkin donots website is also based on AEM 🙂

    Thanks & regards,
    AEM CQ5 Tutorials

  10. anonymus


    I think this is the slowest but coolest website built with AEM

  11. Virendra

    Great article!

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