Google's John Mueller on How Long SEO Takes

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A new article on Search Engine Journal reports that Google's John Mueller just answered some questions about how long SEO takes for new web pages.



Google's John Mueller recently answered the question: "how long does SEO take for new pages?" in the latest episode of Ask Googlebot on YouTube.

In truth, that's a loaded question, and Mueller even makes a joke at the beginning of the video about refraining from his typical "it depends" response. There's no timeframe for how long it will take to get results with SEO. However, there are a few ways to ensure ranking in Google Search won't take any longer than it has to. Mueller's answer for how long SEO takes focuses on the things site owners can do to expedite crawling and indexing of their site's content.

Mueller on SEO for New Pages: He tackles this question by breaking his answer down into two parts: indexing and speeding things up. When a new page is published, it can take anywhere from several hours to several weeks for it to be indexed. Mueller suspects most good content is picked up and indexed within about a week. Sometimes there are technical issues on the web that make it take longer, and sometimes Google's systems get busy with other things. There are a few things site owners can do to help speed up crawling and indexing. To speed things up, Mueller recommends the following action items:
  • Prevent server overload: Make sure that your server can handle a reasonable number of requests in a timely way. When your server slows down, search engines tend to slow down with it.
  • Prominent internal links: Link to your new internal pages prominently within your website. The easier Google's systems can recognize what pages you think are important, the easier it is to prioritize crawling and indexing.
  • Avoid unnecessary URLs on your site: Go through your website and clean up any URLs that you no longer need. Search engines get bogged down trying to figure out all the URLs on a site and might miss the ones you care about.
  • Keep website's quality high: The easier it is for Google to recognize a site is critical for users on the web, the better it can prioritize the website for crawling and indexing.

Remember, there's no guarantee Google will index any particular page. Most search engines don't index a lot of the content on the web. Even when something is indexed, it's not necessarily shown to users. And it can drop out of the index over time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Louis Edwin
    According to the Elsner Technologies it takes time but depends on the On Page and Off Page Activities. So if the strategies applied are right then you will definitely get the result.
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  • Profile picture of the author N1coleW
    Maybe this time people will understand that there is no specific time for successful results of SEO and will not ask the same question that can't be answered
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  • Profile picture of the author reverseads
    SEO is indefinite process, how long it takes... It takes as long as the web project lives...
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  • Profile picture of the author SheffLOCK
    When you factor in the age of the domain name it does sometimes take a while. Having a GMB listing seems to help
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  • Profile picture of the author mikekelvin
    Time frame is still an important question for SEO professionals. There are billions of pages live on the internet, and to make your content unique among those pages is a tough task.
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  • We have to take care of the quality of the pages and we should clean up our websites time to time.
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  • SEO is organic and so it will surely take somewhere around 3 to 6 months to show results. However, if the off page strategies are implemented properly and the on page is done correctly (assuming the website has good content), 3 months are enough to show notable results.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrShabir
    If your ON page SEO is perfect, then you can achieve your task very easily.
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    • Profile picture of the author evanwilson
      Mr. Shabir I agree with you to boost your SEO one needs to have a smooth ON-Page execution, the site should be free from any audit issues and warnings. With this done other things will follow themselves and help in achieving better ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author kanijohn
    This was mentioned a long time ago, nothing surprising here.
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  • Profile picture of the author krishan1982
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    • Profile picture of the author unipro
      yes, you are right.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
    I still a bit curious on index. Let's say your content already been index. let say last year.
    Do you need to reindex again?
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  • Profile picture of the author incomenow
    Originally Posted by WarriorForum.com View Post

    A new article on Search Engine Journal reports that Google's John Mueller just answered some questions about how long SEO takes for new web pages.



    Google's John Mueller recently answered the question: "how long does SEO take for new pages?" in the latest episode of Ask Googlebot on YouTube.

    In truth, that's a loaded question, and Mueller even makes a joke at the beginning of the video about refraining from his typical "it depends" response. There's no timeframe for how long it will take to get results with SEO. However, there are a few ways to ensure ranking in Google Search won't take any longer than it has to. Mueller's answer for how long SEO takes focuses on the things site owners can do to expedite crawling and indexing of their site's content.

    Mueller on SEO for New Pages: He tackles this question by breaking his answer down into two parts: indexing and speeding things up. When a new page is published, it can take anywhere from several hours to several weeks for it to be indexed. Mueller suspects most good content is picked up and indexed within about a week. Sometimes there are technical issues on the web that make it take longer, and sometimes Google's systems get busy with other things. There are a few things site owners can do to help speed up crawling and indexing. To speed things up, Mueller recommends the following action items:
    • Prevent server overload: Make sure that your server can handle a reasonable number of requests in a timely way. When your server slows down, search engines tend to slow down with it.
    • Prominent internal links: Link to your new internal pages prominently within your website. The easier Google's systems can recognize what pages you think are important, the easier it is to prioritize crawling and indexing.
    • Avoid unnecessary URLs on your site: Go through your website and clean up any URLs that you no longer need. Search engines get bogged down trying to figure out all the URLs on a site and might miss the ones you care about.
    • Keep website's quality high: The easier it is for Google to recognize a site is critical for users on the web, the better it can prioritize the website for crawling and indexing.

    Remember, there's no guarantee Google will index any particular page. Most search engines don't index a lot of the content on the web. Even when something is indexed, it's not necessarily shown to users. And it can drop out of the index over time.
    Thanks for this helpful thread! I always request indexing manually once I've hit the Publish button. So, it typically takes some hours to get my new post indexed by Google this way. After getting indexed, I begin to promote my post on social media and elsewhere. I also create video copies of my content so that visual audiences can enjoy the post.
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