SEO: Top page rank in a day?

Hey Everybody,

From what I had read about SEO, I had gathered that it was impossible to get a high page rank (top ten or even 1st) in one day. I had read that it takes time for search engines to index your website after submitting your site to them, even using targeted keywords and phrases or pay-per-click services still takes time. I hate to leave this post sounding incomplete but I am in a rush.

My main question is, is it actually possible to obtain high site ranking in 1 day? I had though it wasn’t possible.


Yes, it is possible. Contrary to what you said, it does not necessarily take a long time for the search engines to index a site. And if the site’s content is highly relevant to a particular query, then the engines might well put it in the first page - or even in the top position.

That said, although it’s possible, it is not likely. In most cases, a new site needs time to develop its content, to build up a following, and to gain useful links. It’s not impossible for a day-old site to reach the first page, but it won’t happen very often.

Perhaps it would be useful if you told us exactly why you want to achieve the first page on the first day. Why is it particularly important?

By the way, you also mentioned pay-per-click advertising. That’s got nothing to do with search engine performance.


Why bother with PageRank?

Rather, think about your domain authority.

And that comes through brand management and social recognition. Are you doing that?

If not, you should now.

From the context, it seems clear that matt6frey is referring to SERPs, rather than PageRank.


I didn’t have the desire to get these type of results after the first day or the day of launch. I had heard of a web designer who specializes in SEO telling people in a business workshop that it was possible to do so, which was contrary to what I had read/known. I did need some verification, because I was filled with disbelief and the claim the web designer had made seemed to imply it was a sure thing. The way you explained it made perfect sense, it’s possible but highly unlikely.


When you’re talking about domain authority, are you referring to having other websites link to your website (or your client’s website) to gain higher page rank? Please explain a bit more. Thanks!

Did they say what keywor they would get a top rank for? If you were to pick a keyword that does not currently have any results for it at all then if you target that keyword you will definitely get the number one spot. Of course no one will be searching for that keyword so you’ll be the only one to see that your page is number one (other than the SEO specialist who put it there for you).

Yes, theoretically it’s possible but in real world the probability is indeed zero.
Apart from [U]ThisIsTheKeywordNobodyKnows[/U], as Felgall said, I think it’s impossible with 1 keyword only: it has to be a search query of more words.
Then one condition is that the visitor must give a query which is exactly the same as what is written on the page (title, description, content).

The more common the query words are, the less words in the query, and the more websites already exist with the same subject: the SERP position is going down rapidly!

As a proof by contradiction:

  • Ask the 1 day claiming SEO-specialist to make 25 different websites about the same subject, and let him make 1 and the same keyword or search query which puts each of these pages in a top position on the first Google result page! *)
    - We can be flexible and give him 3 days instead of one. :smiley:

*) Without enlarging the result pages to more than 10 results a page. :lol:

Note: this post can influence the Google results! The above mentioned positions are before the moment of submitting!

A very good explanation, Francky. I like your point about asking the specialist to make 25 different sites.

For anyone wanting to verify Francky’s results, keep in mind that not everyone will see the same ranking. Search results are very pesonalised these days, so you can’t really say that site X is in position Y. But that doesn’t invalidate the overall argument.

By the way this blog post throws some more light on the question - especially the points under the heading “Choosing the keywords”.