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    How long does it usually take you to rank in first page?

    In your experience, how long does it usually take you to rank in the first page of Google?

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    The following is my experience.

    For non-competitive search terms, I can rank first page probably within two weeks. For competitive search terms, it took me 20 months to rank first page in Google.

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    As mentioned above it depends on the search term. The more competitive it is the longer it takes. I have gotten there in days and have a site that I don't expect it to be top ten for another six months to a year and the site is already 20 months old.

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    This is quite depend on which keyword you choose and how it the page's which your keyword located.

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    One of my site with 2 million results ranked on first page after 6 months. But results may differ from one another..

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    thanks all

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    I just checked a site I optimised last week, it wasn't even indexed, and it's ranking number one already in less than a week.

    I only did some very basic SEO, made sure the code was structured well, the keyword phrase was in the right places (and didn't exceed 3.5% ) submitted a Google site map, added about 7 backlinks from context relevant directories to give the bots another way to find the site and that was it.

    Obviously it's not a very competitive term but I was still surprised by the speed at which it got indexed and ranked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJMcClure View Post
    I just checked a site I optimised last week, it wasn't even indexed, and it's ranking number one already in less than a week.

    I only did some very basic SEO, made sure the code was structured well, the keyword phrase was in the right places (and didn't exceed 3.5% ) submitted a Google site map, added about 7 backlinks from context relevant directories to give the bots another way to find the site and that was it.

    Obviously it's not a very competitive term but I was still surprised by the speed at which it got indexed and ranked.
    How old is the site? You sure it isn't a new content boost?

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    For uncompetitive keywords it takes about 5 minutes. Google is fast for blogs with a feed.
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    I did get a position 10 spot (bottom of the first page) for one day (out of the past three years) for the term "JavaScript". Most of the time I have been on page two or three though since there are over a billion pages competing on that keyword.

    For the phrase "validate radio buttons" I claimed the number one spot within days of writing the article and have since written further articles that hold additional places on the front page.There is far less competition for a phrase than for a single keyword and so obtaining and holding the top spot is much easier.
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    It's really amazing how fast google will index a blog, press release or good article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    It's really amazing how fast google will index a blog, press release or good article.
    The type of content doesn't affect how fast Google indexes it. There are lots of blogs, press releases and articles that are slow to be indexed. Other factors control how quickly content is indexed. Not its form.


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