How Long Does It Take To Rank In Google

How Long Does It Take To Rank In Google

How long it takes to rank on google first page involves many moving parts on your website. Obviously, this is a common question for anyone looking to start a blog, but in all honesty, I will give you my final verdict at the end on this article on how long does it take to rank in google.

For the start, to rank on Google involves many things to be done correctly. Let me give you little about my own blog story.

When I started blogging in 2016, I knew just little about blogging, but I was determined to know more. Every day I tried to research my keywords, read other bloggers articles on guides on how to write good articles, how to share and increase social media activities, how to build backlinks and many more. Today, I started to see the results of my hard work barely 1yr+ of my blogging activities.

How Long Does It Take To Rank In Google

Many bloggers argue on different factors to rank on Google, and many of these factors I absolutely agree with.

Here are some of the factors:

  • Website age: If you just created a page I hope to see it in top position, that will not be possible except you follow some simple principles are followed.
  • Targeted keyword research articles
  • Longtail articles
  • Domain Rating
  • Pages from websites which has high domain rating tend to perform better when it comes to ranking, better than pages which have low domain rating.
  • Articles with video
  • Articles with image

What Makes A Good Blog Post?

I am going to be using Ahrefs graph and surveys carried out on over 2million websites to explain how long does it take to rank in google.

Their first step was to find out how old are the top ranking pages.

They took about 2 million keywords at random, pulling data of the top 10 ranked pages on each of them.

The average age of pages calculated in a number of days on google top 10 results.

Using their crawlers from when the page first appeared on Ahrefs, the graph shows that the top 10 pages on Google are 2yrs+ in age, with those ranking in the first place to be at least 3 years old. Pages which were created within 1 year and have ranked in top 10 were only 22%.

Here is a diagram which shows how different ages of pages rank on google top 10.

How Long Does It Take To Rank In Google


Here is a diagram of which ranked on top 10 and are less than 1yr old.

How Long Does It Take To Rank In Google

To know How long it takes for a page to rank in Google

To know how long it took for a page to rank in Google, they selected more than a million pages at random, they tracked the pages position history which shows them what keyword the pages actually ranked for.

About 5.7% of the pages ranked for at least one keyword on the top 10 search result within 1yr, and the majority of the pages ranked in top 10 results at about 60 – 182 days.

Not all pages get to rank on top 10 within that period of time, the 5.7% is just a fraction of the lucky pages to make it, while loads of other remaining 95% will take longer than a year to make it to the top.

When it comes to monthly searches of keywords, about 0.3% of pages ranked in top 10 for high volume keywords within a year.

How Long Does It Take To Rank In Google

How Long Does It Take To Rank In Google

My final verdict on the question is:

There is no specific days, time or year which you can say as to how long it will take a page to rank on google top 10.

But to achieve top ranking, you must know how to

Write good article with good knowledge SEO,

Be consistent and provide quality content which would be related to your keyword.

Write long contents with keywords.

Engage in social sharing to generate more traffic and shares.

Make a youtube video of the keyword you are targeting and also post it in your article.

Creating a niche website also help your pages rank faster.

How To Build A Profitable Niche Content Website  


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