Google SEO Ranking

how long does it take for a website to show up on google?

A brand new website won’t show up on the first page of Google for a while…that’s the bad news. There are several reasons for this which we will briefly discuss here. But it comes down to SEO or Search Engine Optimization.

Think of Google’s ranking system as a points system. The more things you do right on the website and in other fields, the more points you get which will rank you higher in that particular keyword/s segment.

Once a new website is launched, we first and foremost go to Google and request that they crawl and index (More on that here) the site. This process can take anywhere from 4 days to 4 weeks, and truthfully, there’s no shortcut here. It’s in Google’s hands here and we can’t speed up the process. But once the site is crawled and indexed, the website will appear on Google but this is where SEO steps in as the website won’t feature high up on the search result for at least 6-18 months, depending on various factors.

There are some checks you can do to ensure Google notices your website:

  1. WordPress Dashboard: We ensure this part is taken care of. We make sure the site is crawlable and we also make sure that everything is set and setup to make it easier for Google to do it’s job
  2. Google Analytics: It’s advised to open a Google Analytics account (https://www.google.com/analytics/analytics).Connecting your site to Google Analytics is another way to “ping” the Google ecosystem to let them know you exist.
  3. On-Page SEO: This is a bit more of a specilised job and luckily we can help! We have an SEO specialist that can setup your SEO for you to ensure quicker ranking. If you’re interested in this service, please feel free to contact us for a free quote.
  4. Local SEO: Don’t forget to claim your free Google My Business listing. Here’s an excellent resource if you need help with this. One of the simplest and most straightforward ways to gain awareness in your local market is to use Google My Business. Even if it takes a few weeks for your site to appear in Google’s organic SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages), with your Google My Business listing, you can at least claim some first-page real estate on Google.
  5. Backlinks: Another strategy to grab Google’s attention is to link to your site from as many other websites as feasible. The greater the number, the better. To obtain backlinks, you don’t need to use any unethical, blackhat SEO techniques. All you’ll need is some time and effort. Let’s start with the most obvious. Check all of your social networking accounts, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, for links to your website. Then start upgrading your profiles on sites like Manta, Yelp, and your local Chamber of Commerce. If you just roll up your sleeves and do some digging, there are plenty of options for simple backlinks.
  6. Content: In two ways, having high-quality, valuable content on your website improves your search engine exposure. For starters, it provides raw data for Google’s search engine crawlers to ingest and index in their database. For many search phrases, one well-written piece of content might result in page 1 placements on Google. Second, a high-quality piece of content might result in other website owners or bloggers linking to your site. Backlinks are one of the primary ways Google determines if a website’s content is valuable and deserving of a page 1 ranking.

Getting Indexed vs. Appearing In The Search Results:

Getting your site indexed by Google and appearing in their search results are two separate processes, despite their similarity in tone.

A page on your website has been indexed by Google, which is a solid beginning step. By searching for site:yourdomain.com in Google, you may see which pages of your site have been indexed.

For example, if I wanted to see how many of my site’s pages are now indexed by Google, I could do it as follows:

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It will return info about your site. As you can see at this stage, our website has 13 pages indexed by Google:

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If your site was indexed by Google, the results will show up here. If it wasn’t you wont see any info here.

How to get Instant First Page Visibility On Google?

Even though you have no influence over whether or not you show first in Google’s organic search results, there is a cunning little trick that will always put you first when someone Googles your name. It’s very simple to accomplish, and I’m amazed more people haven’t tried it.

The key is to use Google Adwords to execute a “brand campaign.”

Running a brand campaign is straightforward and affordable. Adwords is wonderful since you only pay when someone clicks on your ad.

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