What does it take to rank on Google and how long do you have to wait before being in the top position?
There is no magic formula for a website to be ranked top on Google and no one can tell you how long it will take to enter the first place. But based on experience, there are several factors that have an important role and this is what we will explain in this article.
Factors That Influence the Time It Takes a Website, Blog, or Post to Enter Ranking on Google and Other Search Engines
Google repeatedly revealed that they used more than 255 factors in the ranking algorithm but the most important factors also related to how long it took to enter Google rankings were as follows:
An older, trusted website is more likely to rank higher in Google’s search results than newer websites. This does not mean that a new website cannot achieve good ranking but it means it will take longer. A domain is considered new when active for less than 6 months. After 6 months you can start getting traffic from search engines.
This is another factor that can help or bring down your efforts to rank in Google. A clean domain is a website that is not penalized by Google either manually or penalty algorithm.
How do you know if your domain is clean? Here are two ways you can do:
Log in to Google webmaster tools, click a website to enter the dashboard section and select “Manual Action” from the Search Traffic option. When you see the message “no manual webspam actions were found” means the website does not have any manual penalties.
Apart from manually you also need to check the penalty algorithm. The best way to do this is to log in to Google Analytics and go to the traffic sources report. Choose Google as a source of traffic and set a date range from the beginning of the year. See the drastic changes that occur in traffic and compare the date when this happened with Google’s algorithm change history. If there is a relationship between the date you lost your traffic and the date Google made changes then this means your website is penalized and depends on the type of change you can make for its recovery.
If your domain is not clean then it’s a waste of time trying to put it in Google’s ranking because penalties don’t allow it. The best way to proceed is to clean up your domain or consider starting a new domain.
There is intense competition, especially for the most popular keywords, so you need to be selective in choosing the keywords you want to rank. If you choose popular keywords with the belief that this method will generate more traffic, chances are you will not get good results, unless you have a very strong and trusted website.
But all you have to do is sasaran keywords with low competition until you get high rankings for those keywords and then try popular keywords. Ranking high for keywords with low competition will get you traffic and links from other websites, and this will slowly make your website more powerful and can rank in more important terms.
Content Types (News, Articles, Images and so on)
Another factor that influences the time taken to rank on Google is the type of content. Breaking news will be ranked faster than stories that are not considered news. For example, stories about war episodes in the Middle East may appear in the top position faster than your story about food allergies. Likewise, the latest images of the newly born British prince will enter the top rank faster than the picture you uploaded to accompany the new post.
Having a SEO optimized title is more important than you think. SEO titles will help you rank faster than non-optimized titles.
If you are a blogger or ordinary webmaster, you will have a new website without a strong author profile and there are only a few links to your website, so even if you write the best content but choose the wrong title, you will not be ranked at all, at least in the run short time. The page title is very important especially for websites that are not so powerful.
If you have a website and profile that is very strong then it is possible to rank for titles without optimization quickly, but that is not the case, you can be more selective in your choice of titles and get better results in a shorter time.
Content length affects ranking. There is plenty of evidence that long articles are more likely to rank higher than short articles. For the time needed to enter the rankings, in-depth articles on a topic have more chance of ranking higher than shorter articles on the same topic.
Content Quantity on the Website
This is also related to the age of the domain described above. A post published on a website that already has a number of quality posts will be more likely to enter the rankings faster than an article published on a website that only has a few posts.
Don’t expect you to be ranked in Google or other search engines with no original content. This applies to posts and websites. If the website doesn’t have original content then even if you later publish original content, it still won’t make it ranked. You need to know the tricks of writing content to increase site ranking.
SEO Becomes an Important Factor
On page and Off Page SEO has an important role not only for generating rankings on new posts or websites but also for how long it takes to get ranked. A carefully designed design campaign will also speed up the time it takes a page or new post to rank on Google.
Number of External References (Links)
A new post or page that receives a number of natural links because it is considered important, useful, and valuable will climb SERP faster. Please read our article about how to build quality backlinks.
How often do you publish content
The number of times you publish content affects the time it takes for a new page to enter Google ranking. If you have a stable schedule, for example 2 to 3 times per week, it is likely that your content will be indexed faster. But if you don’t publish new content that often, it will take a day before the search engines find it. Remember, indexing does not mean ranking content, but this is the first step of the process.
What You Can Do To Get Better Ranking on Google
In addition to the points outlined above, to achieve better rankings on Google you can follow the following steps:
Patience may be the most important characteristic you need if you want to succeed in the online world. Search engines are governed by complex ranking algorithms, they have a lot of data to manage, the competition is tight, and it takes time to convince them that you deserve to be in the top position in their rankings.
Hire a trusted SEO agency
The internet is very important for all types of businesses and sometimes when you don’t get the results you want, it might be better to leave it to someone who is an expert. Turning this assignment over to SEO agencies is the best thing you can do and the costs won’t be as expensive as you think.
Forget Google Temporarily
Don’t be obsessed by Google because this will make you make mistakes. Instead of checking your ranking statistics many times each day, what you better do is forget about Google for a while while concentrating on finding other ways to increase traffic. This not only helps you not to depend on Google but also varies the source of traffic if you want to build a solid online presence.
Take advantage of the presence of Social Media
While waiting for Google to find and recognize your good work, you can use social media to make you more visible.
Choosing a Blog Title or Content to Enter Ranking Faster on Google
When choosing what to write on a blog (topic, article title, content, etc.), it’s important to understand 2 basic concepts. First, content is the most important success factor for any website or blog, so in this section you have to spend the most time.
Secondly, you must realize that you are not alone and that you not only create good content but also have to compete with other websites that also create good content. Here is what you can do to minimize this competition.
Before you start writing your next blog post, ask yourself this question:
What will be the topic of my post?
Does my post answer the question and solve the problem?
What other people write about similar topics?
How do I distinguish my content from existing posts and make it better?
After you answer the question above the next step is to determine the title of the blog post, write the post, publish, and promote it.
Choosing a Blog Post Title
The title of the blog post is important for 3 main reasons:
A good title is important for SEO purposes
The title of the blog must help the reader as well as search engines understand the contents of the post. Google emphasizes the importance of page titles for SEO purposes so this is not something you should underestimate.
Some important points for you to remember:
You not only need to create good content but also have to choose your blog title carefully after analyzing keywords using the keyword tool and analyzing the competition by searching for related terms on Google.
By choosing a blog title with low competition you can increase your chances of ranking higher.
The first thing you do is choose a blog topic, search for a title, then write the content.
After publishing content, make sure you promote the blog in the best way.
Include keywords in the blog post title, but don’t overdo it.
Don’t follow the procedure above for all of your blog posts. First choose which blog post to optimize with the method above but also make sure you have a non-optimized post on your website or blog.
After publishing a blog post, you need to promote it. Here are a few ways to promote your blog post:
Add a new post on your Facebook page. This will be a message to your fans. Later this method generates traffic from Facebook or likes to the blog post that you need.
Share Facebook posts that have been posted above to your Facebook friends using your personal Facebook account. In other words you go to your personal timeline, and like and then share posts directly from your business page.
Repeat the same process on Google+ business pages and Google+ personal pages. Let’s say you share a new post on a Google+ business page and then share that post in the personal Google+ cycle.
Make a tweet about your new post. You can do different tests to find out which is the best time to tweet to have the best feedback. Actually you need to do the same thing on Facebook and Google+ and find a specific time range when your most followers are online. The easiest way to do this is to publish a post or tweet in the morning, afternoon, or evening during the week and identify which time gives you more likes, tweets, and so on.
Use interesting descriptions on your social media posts. Sometimes the title is not enough to attract the attention of the reader, so try to be more creative but right on target. Avoid long sentences or paragraphs.
Ways to Avoid to Promote Blog Posts
The above methods are some of the best ways to promote your blog post without spending a lot of time. There are also a number of ways you need to avoid if you want to minimize the risk of getting a penalty from Google or Facebook.
Add a blog post link in the comments section of another blog. You also do not need to accept comments with links because usually the goal is not to make useful comments but to get links from your website.
Rewrite the same post and send it as a guest post. This action is not a good idea. Guest posting is a great way to build links if you do it the right way.
Join the blogging community and share information about new posts. This is also not a good idea. You should avoid ways that involve exchanging links with other bloggers.
Add your post link as a comment on the Facebook page. This is considered spamming and if you do it often you will get punishment from Facebook.
The above list is not 100 percent complete but it is enough if you want to make your time efficient. Promotion of blog posts can be a time-consuming process and you must balance your efforts and results before deciding which method to use.
It doesn’t take a short time to get ranked in Google. When you start the website now you have to wait 3 to 4 months for you to see the results. After 6 to 7 months and you work in the right direction you can start getting more traffic from Google and other search engines. All you have to do if all the effort does not produce results is not to give up and keep trying with white hat techniques and sooner or later you will get a portion of Google traffic that is appropriate for you.