It is no secret that today's most popular search engine, Google, has a direct impact on both a business' success and a consumer's purchasing habits. In order to capitalize on this information, many businesses have taken to SEO or search engine optimization to improve their rankings in the SERPs or Search Engine Result Pages.
Many people want to know how long it will take for their new websites to show up in Google searches. By using information from the Google Search Console, we can see that on average, new sites that are not optimized can take at minimum 2 months. If a domain has been set up with an existing website and the site shows up right away, this is likely due to SEO best practices such as meta tags and keywords being properly set up on the website.
New York Times bestselling author, Guy Kawasaki, has conducted an experiment for Harvard Business Review to determine what happens when you Google one of his books. After 3 days, the book did not appear in the search results. However, after 10 days, it came up. Time is everything when it comes to how long it takes for a website to show up in Google Search.
It was a very rapid and simple response! What is the length of a piece of string?
You should be very cautious about working with anybody that promises a timeframe for organic ranks (organic implies that you have not paid Google or MSN to appear at the top or down the side of the results page! – AKA a sponsored link). The same may be said about assuring a position in the “top 5” or “top 10” rankings.
When you create a new website on the internet, it's similar to starting a company on an uncharted island in the Pacific. All the people who are already familiar with the island (such as you and your staff, your friends, and your existing clients if you are already in business) will know where to find it, but everyone else on the planet, including the search engines such as Google, MSN, Yahoo, and the like, won't be aware that it exists.
People who have hired us to construct websites for them often contact us the day after the site is launched to express their gratitude.
If I conduct certain Google searches, why aren't any of my websites coming up at all?
When establishing a fresh new website, this is completely normal and expected. The search engines will not show your ‘undiscovered island' until they have received a pointer pointing them in the right direction.
Google enjoys discovering new sites by exploring the content of the site itself. It is possible that Google may follow a link to your new site from an existing website (which is already listed in the search engine). In this case, Google will “find” your site. From here, it will evaluate all the pages and material on the site before adding it to its directory..
It seems to be straightforward, and it is! Depending on how long it takes, it may be a day, a week, or even a month, but if your site is left stranded out there with no links pointing to it, it is doubtful that you will be able to discover it in any search engines very fast. Many businesses are cashing in on promises of excellent Google rankings in exchange for a high price; however, we believe there are more cost-effective options to examine before committing to a pricing package that is too expensive.
This may have prompted some doubts about search engine submission; please give us the chance to develop your website so that we can demonstrate to you how the search engines may locate and index your site for free!