How long will it take for my website to be on first page of Google?

I wish I knew the answer.“How long till my website ranks on top of Google?   The common response to this question is obviously, “It depends,” because there are just too many variables to consider: website strength, competition, budget, skills, etc.   But when you dig deeper and try going through the historical ranking data that we have now available and give you a slightly more quantifiable answer, something more concrete than simply, “It depends.”

What does it take to rank in Google ?

What does it take to rank in Google and how long do you have to wait before you hit one of the top positions?   There is no magic formula for ranking a website in Google neither there is anyone that can tell you how long it will take to get to the first pages.  

Google has repeatedly said that they are using more than 255 factors in their ranking algorithm but the most important factors that are also related with how long it takes to rank in Google are the following:   Age of the domain – A website that is old and trusted is more likely to rank higher in Google search results than a newer website, provided that other factors remain equal.   This does not mean that a new website cannot achieve good rankings but it simply means it will take more time.   A domain is considered new when it is active (not parked) for less than 6 months. After the 6 month period you can start getting some serious traffic from search engines.

SEO is important

SEO is important – On Page and Off page SEO play a very important role not only for ranking a new post or website but also on how long it will take to rank. A carefully designed SEO Campaign will also speed up the time needed for new pages or posts to rank in Google.   Number of external references (links) – A new post/page that receives a number of natural links because it is important, useful and valuable will also climb the SERPS faster.   How often you publish new content – The frequency you publish content affects the time needed to rank a new page in Google. If you have a steady schedule (i.e. 2-3 times per week) then most probably your content will get indexed almost immediately but in the cases that you don’t publish new content that often, it may take a day before search engines find out about it.

What can you do to achieve better rankings in Google? 

What can you do to achieve better rankings in Google?   Besides what I already explained above, in order to achieve better rankings in Google you can follow these tips:   Search engines are governed by complex ranking algorithms, they have BIG data to manage, competition is huge and it generally takes time to convince them that you deserve one of the top positions in their rankings.   Hire a reliable SEO agency – The Internet is very important for all businesses and sometimes when you can’t get the results you want, maybe it’s better to leave it to the pros.   Outsourcing to a trusted SEO firm is perhaps the best thing to do and it’s does not cost as much as you think.   Keep updating with good quality original content – Don’t give up but keep trying. If you have not done anything that may get you into trouble (like buying links for example) then perseverance together with good quality work will get you results.


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