Q. How long do I need to wait before I see my site rank on the first page of Google?
A. A lot of people are always asking questions such as, how long until I see results? When will my website hit the first page of Google? To be honest you may need to wait a number of months before this happens or not so long.
There are a number of factors that influence the timeframe, a common factor is that websites that have been around longer will rank much faster compared to sites that have just been newly created. Google needs to see that the site has been around long enough to build up some trust and authority in your industry before it will deem your site worthy to be within the first page.
A lot of people make the mistake of setting up a new site and then submitting links to as many different directories as they can, pointing back to their website. Too much of this type of work too soon can actually have the opposite effect of what they are trying to achieve. Google can pick up on unnatural and manipulative work done solely to rank within their engines and may deem that you are breaking their webmaster guidelines, resulting in penalties for your new website.
Google would like to see that you are making an effort to increase your web presence by delivering unique, fresh and useful content to searchers – if you are doing this then inbound links should occur naturally as word of your website spreads through the internet. However you can do smaller amounts of link building and website updates yourself to hasten results – input your website into strong common directories and participate in Social Media and Networking via platforms like Twitter and Facebook to attract referral traffic whilst waiting for Google rankings.
The practice of Google SEO requires patience and time to deliver the biggest returns – it’s important that you speak to a professional SEO company who works with new websites often so that you can feel comfortable that their Google SEO services will go on in a staggered, natural way to give you the fastest results while not doing anything that could potentially send you backwards.