How Long to Rank on Google
We all read here stories from others who talk about their ability to rank quickly on G. I have always read the claims with a skeptical eye, never having been able to quickly rank anything on my end. I just read an interesting study of 2,000,000 keywords and it seems it is virtually impossible to rank for a competitive keyword in a short amount of time. In fact, to get a #1 position required an average of 950 days.
I share this because it is something that I think many aren't aware of. Most people think of seo in terms of days/weeks, rather than years.
A while back I started building PBN's with the thought that I wanted something with long-term value. I really think being in a long term mind-set is the best way to do seo. Tweek and experiment along the way but always knowing it takes a lot of effort and patience to compete. Of course this doesn't apply to low volume KW's or long tail KW's, but then again there isn't a lot of upside to winning those battles.
Interested to hear if anyone out there really is able to grab a KW ranking in short order, or is this article spot on. At the very least, maybe knowing the timeline for ranking can help take the pressure off and help to avoid making careless risky mistakes. Good luck everyone.