How long will it take to rank on page 1?

The time it takes to rank depends on several factors. It can take as little as a month to years. Google’s® sophisticated algorithm adjusts results slowly and randomly. Google updates their algorithm regularly to prevent companies from gaming their system.

The time required to rank depends on a number of factors including:

  • the competitiveness of your target keyword(s)
  • How old your domain is
  • If your site is professionally optimized
  • How many competitors you’re up against (Search Results)
  • How many backlinks you have (if any)
  • The quality of your backlinks
  • How old your backlinks are

Example scenarios:

Older Domain, Optimized with Backlinks
If you have an older domain (6 mo and older) and are already ranking in the 1st (2-10) pages, you’ve already broken the ice and have a stronger chance of ranking quicker. We can give you the extra push you need to get your site to the top. We can acheive positive results in as early as (1) month.

Older domain
If you’re not ranking at all for your keyword, you may have some on site optimization issues that are harming you’re site from being indexed properly. We can correct this. You may not have any back links built to your site. Google is pretty much one big popularity contest, more so than high school, and back links are a vote for your reputation. Once your site is optimized, We can begin building back links. We can gain positive results in as early as (1-3) months.

Brand new domains typically have to “wait” longer before they can rank for keywords. It requires 3 – 6 months on average before you can expect to see positive results.

Competiton

How many listing/competitors rank for your keyword is another factor. Are you up against (50,000) or (100,000,000)? When the competition is (50,000) or under (3) million you can expect promising results within (1-3) months. If you’re competing against (10) million or more you’ll need to battle for a year or longer. Especially if you’re starting from scratch. Starting from scratch, we’ve managed to move our client’s businesses on page (1) inside a year up against (70) million+ competitors.

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