One of the most popular SEO questions we’re always getting asked is “how long does it take Google to rank a new website?”
The question is all too common these days with more and more website owners wanting to see their website in Google. However the problem is that with so many new websites popping up every day there isn’t really a quick fix.
A recent thread at the WebmasterWorld forum aims to shed some more light on the subject.
Popular forum member, Tedster shares his thoughts:
There can be early good rankings, within a few weeks, and then they go away. Then they slowly reappear and grow into a more permanent situation.
The variables involved in seeing a new site rank are many – for instance, is it a blog, an ecommerce site, an information site, etc. How well does it do in attracting natural backlinks and building a buzz? What keywords you hope to rank for would be the big variable.
Yes, there certainly is a time-delay involved, in almost every case. But it’s not nearly the 6 months to 1 year that we used to see.
Here is what other members have to say:
The web is not a get rich quick place. There are of course exceptions to this, but anyone that thinks they are going to make a killing (or even a living) after only a few months with even a great concept is in for a shock.
Keep your day job until the site takes off. There is no way to know how long that will be.
I spend a lot of time considering and creating my title bars and meta tags when constructing a site and ensuring they are reflected in the important on-page information.
They’re not a last five minute job, they are the most important aspect for good rankings…that’s always assuming the navigation, header etc is all done correctly.
So with so many mixed answers, there still seems to be no definitive answer and to be honest I don’t think there ever will be.
With so many changes to Google almost every day, it’s impossible to get the exact answer. However, we have a secret weapon in getting your site into Google and quickly, plus it will continuously work to increase your ranking in the Google SERP’s.