When we are designing a new website our most asked question is:
Can you get our new site on page 1 of Google and how long will it take?
Our answer to this question is obviously, “It depends,” because there are just too many variables to consider: website strength, competition, budget etc.
But in answer to how long it will take, we looked at a report made by Ahrefs.
This report took a number of factors into consideration:
How old are the top-ranking pages?
From their report the average Top 10 ranking page is 2+ years old and those that rank at position #1 are almost 3 years old (on average). In fact, only 22% of pages that currently rank in the Top 10 were created within 1 year.
How long does it take for a page to rank in Google?
Only 5.7% of all studied pages ranked in the Top 10 search results within 1 year for at least 1 keyword.
Clearly, you can rank for low-volume keywords in a very short time, while the high-volume ones take almost a year to get into the Top 10.
But again, don’t forget that this data only applies to 5.7% of “lucky” pages that ranked in the Top 10 within a year. The vast majority of pages don’t perform that well.
What does this all mean?
Did the study give a definite answer to “how long does it take to rank” question?
But at least it’s shown that almost 95% of newly published pages don’t get to the Top 10 within a year.
And most of the “lucky” ones, which do manage to get there, do it in about 2–6 months.
We at mOrsoft will endeavour to get your new website as high as possible on Google search using all our skills gained using SEO.