From start to finish how long does it take?

by Julio 21 replies
Hello,

I'm wondering how long does it take a website to rank well in google from start to finish? Like lets say I finished the site and launch it to the internet today when can I expect to see it rank well lets say on the first page for it's main keyword hypothetically speaking.
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    You can rank within hours if your site is that good.
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  • Profile picture of the author netqom
    Hey Julio,
    First I have few questions from you:-
    - Which are technology or platform you using for the website?
    - Which hosting are you using for your website Server?
    - Which location are you looking for Website Rank up on Google?
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    • Profile picture of the author Julio
      I was generally speaking when I ask the question.

      It's that important to know what platform or type of website I use to rank better in google?

      Ok lets say...
      Regular website.
      Shared hosting.
      Location USA.

      I've always thought that having any kind of website but good use of keywords would have the site rank high in google.
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      • Profile picture of the author netqom
        Hello Julio,

        I asked you questions to getting information about the website. Yes, It is required to know about your website.

        May I know one thing more if you don't mind.
        Is your website E- commerce or general informative website?

        My Work Process For New Website:-

        I want to explain you about my SEO work process for the website. Please read slowly to below-mentioned points.

        1) Website Analysis
        2) Keyword Research
        3) Onsite Optimization
        4) Content Optimization
        5) Link Building
        6) Analysis and Evaluation
        7) Reputation Management

        It can go for around min 6 to 7 months which is general time for a website Rank up on Google First Page.

        Please let me know your views.

        Thank you
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      • Profile picture of the author netqom
        I am construing all messages and few folks are committing with you in few weeks or a month for your website in the google first page. But I want to explain you one important thing which is required to know before start your project.

        Black hat SEO and White hat SEO has to do with the techniques used when trying to improve a website’s search engine ranking.

        Difference between:-

        Black hat SEO refers to techniques and strategies used to get higher search rankings, and breaking search engine rules. Black hat SEO focuses on only search engines and not so much a human audience. Black hat SEO is typically used by those who are looking for a quick return on their site, rather than a long-term investment on their site. Some techniques used in black hat SEO include: keyword stuffing, link farming, hidden texts and links, and blog content spamming. Consequences of black hat SEO can possibly result in your site being banned from a search engine and de-indexed as a penalization for using unethical techniques.

        White hat SEO refers to the use of techniques and strategies that target a human audience opposed to a search engine. Techniques that are typically used in white hat SEO include using keywords, and keyword analysis, doing research, rewriting meta tags in order for them to be more relevant, backlinking, link building as well as writing content for human readers. Those who use white hat SEO expect to make a long-term investment on their website, as the results last a long time.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarriorWasim
    You can't touch the top of the hill without climbing following some steps so don't expect to rank high without putting proper effort and I'll say unique articles and user engaging contents. Thanks :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Julio
      So it would take months or maybe years for a site to rank high in google if that website would launch today?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    It could be weeks or months or years - or never. You don't know until you work at it...depends on niche, on your site, on competition and on optimization and backlinks and so much more.

    Anyone who says "you can do it in xxxxx" is blowing smoke.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbwebmaster
    Depends on how competitive the keywords are. SEO rule of thumb is - the more competitive the keywords, the longer it will take to rank.

    Think about this:
    - Are the keywords you are trying to rank for international, national, local or state level?
    - How competitive is the industry and/or keywords?
    - Are the keywords generic or long-tail?

    So, based these answers, it can be a week to years.

    Also, you have to consider Google Sandbox for newly launched sites.

    For more info, check out my blog post on Google Sandbox. I also recently wrote a piece on keyword ranking difficulty.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary Chapple
      All answers above are correct, there are too many imponderables and you have given too little information. Yes you can start to rank immediately if you've ticked all the boxes and set up correctly. Realistically it's 3 - 6 months to get to 1st page on a competitive keyword as long as you're not trying to knock of an authority site, but even that is possible if you are that determined and have a few shillings,

      Quite honestly your question was a bit like asking how long is a piece of string.
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        Depends on how competitive are the keywords you're after and the resources you have. From as soon as the page is indexed to never. Really.

        Originally Posted by Julio View Post

        Hello,

        I'm wondering how long does it take a website to rank well in google from start to finish? Like lets say I finished the site and launch it to the internet today when can I expect to see it rank well lets say on the first page for it's main keyword hypothetically speaking.
        A piece of string is 6 feet and 3 inches long. If you have anything longer, you've combined strings. If you've got something shorter, you've got someone's leftovers.

        Originally Posted by Gary Chapple View Post

        All answers above are correct, there are too many imponderables and you have given too little information. Yes you can start to rank immediately if you've ticked all the boxes and set up correctly. Realistically it's 3 - 6 months to get to 1st page on a competitive keyword as long as you're not trying to knock of an authority site, but even that is possible if you are that determined and have a few shillings,

        Quite honestly your question was a bit like asking how long is a piece of string.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Witham
    Hi Julio, it really depends on what keywords you want to rank for. Thats where keyword research comes in. There is a great guide I found for free online (not sure if I can share it here though). Anyway, if you are targeting a local area for example it will be much easier to rank and the timeframe will be much quicker. Usually.

    So, for example if you have a construction type of business then you would want to target a term like "YOUR CITY,lighting fixture repair" instead of "YOUR CITY, construction. The second term will be much more competitive than the first term so it will be much harder to rank and take more time. The first term will be much easier to rank and will take less time.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author brookeharper08
    To determine how long it would take for your site to rank on Google, you have to consider the popularity of the keywords you used and how competitive your niche market is.

    According to statistics, it takes around 3-6 months for a site to rank in Google. It's a process that takes constant effort so it's not something that you can whip up in a matter of minutes.

    To improve your stats and rank higher at a much faster pace, keep writing quality content - fresh ones work best, no dead backlinks (keep them to a minimum, and go for keywords that have less competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pinkysoll
    That depends on the value inside your website. Supposing your website content is rich and greatly helpful, you've done SEO and drove enough traffic, it'll take around 5-8 months for your site to rank well. That's what I've observed with mine.
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  • Profile picture of the author PrincePatridge
    It can take weeks or months to rank well in google and it depends on what keywords you want to rank.
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  • From my experience, if you have a good SEO and unique content, within a couple of weeks you can rank on first page. The hard part is that you have to manage to stay there !
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  • Profile picture of the author Julio
    Thank you all for the wonderful replies,

    I should have been more precise with my question. I should have asked how long for my full website to show up in google.

    Now that some good points have been brought up and from my understanding of all the replies it all depends on keywords and content, content... to rank well in google in x amount of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Uchiha Itachi
    in my opinion it depends on many factors : list of main and secondary keywords you choose, website content and standard quality SEO, traffic, quality backlinks, network transmission social, page loading speed, mobile friendly, trust degree.
    it is difficult to accurately answer for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnsonAdam
    It depends on the backlinks you build and the content you write on your website. If they are good, it will be ranked well within hours
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  • Profile picture of the author pbn bz
    You need to formulate an SEO plan. This will start with proper keyword research, competitor research, current rankings etc..

    From this information you can determine your "quick win" long tail keywords, target these first and more generic keywords can be your long term win.

    When you know what keywords to target, then you can start doing things that will help to promote these keywords, like targeted content, onpage optimisation, link building....
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  • Profile picture of the author Albert Tan
    Hi Julio,

    Your question is a very open question and very general indeed. The right answer is IT DEPENDS.

    All other fellow warriors are also right in giving their opinions.

    I recommend reading this article by Ahrefs

    How long does it take to rank in Google? (A study by Ahrefs)

    I hope it helps you to understand.

    Cheers,
    Albert
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