How long does it really take to get ranked on Google?

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Posted by Tim Ridgway on June 26, 2012

A question that many people ask themselves when starting out online is “How long does it take to get noticed by Google’s search engine?”. It is a great answer, and until now it has been quite hard to tell.

So, how long does it take to rank on Google?

A recent authoritative article from Google has shed some vital information on this question. Here goes:

Visit the original site here: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/webmasters/dKxA1RSuZ8c/discussion

“From what I can tell, your site is still fairly new – with most of the content just a few months old, is that correct? In cases like that, it can take a bit of time for search engines to catch up with your content, and to learn to treat it appropriately.

It’s one thing to have a fantastic website, but search engines generally need a bit more to be able to confirm that, and to rank your site – your content – appropriately.”

So, there you have it … don’t expect anything much from Google for at least a few months, even if your content is amazing, fresh and keyword rich. In our own experience it actually takes six months for your website to be properly noticed. It can be very frustrating to be blogging your heart out for month after month without any recognition, but that is the only real way to make any headway.

Our tip: stick with it… you’ll succeed eventually!

On other comment that was made in the same thread is that there are lots of things which Google now actively penalize your ranking for. If you do these things, you can expect to be dropped or dramatically lowered in the rankings.

“If you’re engaging in techniques like comment spam, forum profile link-dropping, dropping links in unrelated articles, or just placing it on random websites, then those would be things I’d strongly recommend stopping and cleaning up if you can.”

We’ve always advocated writing “human readable” articles at minimum twice a week. Any less and Google will effectively think that your site is boring, and won’t look at it very often. If you could post every other day, Google is forced to think that there might be something worth looking at.

Get writing!