How Long Does It Take To Rank?

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Based on a recent study in Ahrefs and written about by Tim Soulo (smart guy) it can take up to a YEAR to rank in the top 10 in Google! Even worse only 5.7% of all NEW pages will rank in the top 10 in a year or less. The following graphs borrowed from Ahrefs show a couple of really interesting facts that all new web page owners should be aware of prior to hiring an SEO Company. This study was based on 2 million web pages-so not a weak study by any means. So does this mean? Basically what it means is that the first thing is required to rank in Google is patience. The second thing is that as an SEO or web marketing company you must manage expectations of your clients. See the graphs below:

I feel it’s always best to under-promise and over-deliver. Does this mean that it is impossible to rank within a year? Not at all there’s other factors that come into play as well. For example what is the competition in the area that you are trying to rank for? If there is very little competition and you are one of the few companies or people providing that particular service chances are you will rank rather quickly. After all Google wants to give their users the best possible experience possible and they do not want them going elsewhere for that search. What type of profile does your business own? Are you listed with the Better Business Bureau? Do you have a Google My Business? Do you have your social properties built out? In other words are you an entity. And for this purpose we are talking about a noun. Google loves entities. Think of it as credibility and if you have credibility you will get a more favorable ranking position then say so much is coming into the area and trying to rank a directory or just a lead generation site. There are several other factors that are involved as well but for the purpose of this post those that were previously mentioned will suffice. If you have any questions or comments or if we can be of service please do not hesitate to contact us. I can be reached at

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