Rank in Google: We often get the question. How long does it actually take before you rank in the free Google search results? I think most SEO specialists respond with a vague answer. Of course it also depends on so many factors: website strength, competition, budget and other skills.
How long does it take to rank in Google?
SEO and link building are already intangible and unclear for many customers, so we have decided to do a research with the aim of. How can we answer the question: ” How long before we rank in Google? “
In this article we try to come up with a concrete answer, which you nobody does too short. It depends on the past tense.
Age of the website
Most of the pages that rank in the top 10 of the free search results in Google are 2 years or older. Then you will already ask yourself, if I start using SEO for my online business it can take 2 years before I get visitors to that specific keyword. Of course you don’t want to tell your customer that.
Just to be clear. The “age” is calculated from the date that Ahrefs crawlers first saw the page.
High domain classification
Specific urls of websites with a high domain classification (DR) rank generally better than pages with a lower DR. In itself this is not something shocking. The better the DR, the better the url. Ahrefs’ Domain Rating metric (shows the power of the backlink profile of a website) fits well with Google rankings.
What if the following is a fact: “Only 5.7% of all newly published pages will be coming to Google Top 10 within a year.”
What if a keyword has really low competition, or just a very low search volume. Can you also rank in the top 10 in Google within one or two years?
Yes, that is possible! The lower the competition, the lower the search volume, the fewer websites will do their best to score high here. Simply because it is not sufficiently interesting.
Can you answer from now on with:
95% of the newly published pages will not reach the Top 10 within a year. A good knowledge of SEO is an absolute must.
What if the customer indicates. Not to be satisfied with this and want quick results. Then you can indicate that with an easier keyword it is possible to rank faster in the top 10 of Google.