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How long you to budget for First Page Google Keyword rank?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wallofiron, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    Once you SEO a page and start building backlinks. How long do you plan on it taking before you hit 1st page google for your high search keywords.

    I am not talking long-tail here, just your main keyword(s)
     
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    MicrosoftPoints Regular Member

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    Depends on competition. I like to say that for every 1 million results it should take me 1 week for a First Page Result from the day I am indexed.
     
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    milian Power Member

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    Hoe long's a piece of string?
     
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    cjbmeb14 Regular Member

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    Impossible to predict, I have had sites that have got there in only a week and others I have been trying months and still they are not on the first page.

    Even sites I build, that have little competition and am sure they would easily get on 1st page sometimes struggle.
     
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    Not impossible but improbable, surely.

    You absolutely can plan to hit a mark with days. Is it as precise as predicting an exact day? Of course not. However, you can predict it within 7-10 days from day 1. The thing is you have to plan your attack and hit it hard and fast to pull it off.

    Andy Jenkins of Stompernet worked for months to get the sites he and Brad Fallen used as their target examples for their campaigns.

    Other sites go up in a matter of days. The reason for that is the owners make the deadline. Think about it like a launch campaign each time you set it up. Then, operate your maint. procedures to keep it up on top.


    You have to be willing to do the work though.

     
  6. farking

    farking Newbie

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    I think the people here must be going after keywords. I go after keywords with 30k+ exact searches and competition, and I plan 6 months. That's stayed pretty true to form, and I haven't seen anyone else with a younger site get to that first page.
     
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    farking Newbie

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    with my first sentence, I meant "going after easier keywords"....
     
  8. king8egg

    king8egg Newbie

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    with minimal competition, I've gotten to #1 or 2 within 2 weeks, but with good competition I usually give 4 to 6 months.
     
  9. showbizvet

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    Definitely depends on the niche and competition. I tell new clients (who are in competitive niches) that in the first 30 days, they'll wonder why they hired me. Then moving toward month 2 and 3, they should start to see results. In one niche, for my main client, it took about 90 days to get to page one, but we have never gotten to #1, still working on that.