I started my first niche site at the end of June ('14) and am anxious to see it start to rank. I did my homework and did careful keyword research with Long Tail Pro and am pretty sure I have a winner. I read an article that says last year it took maybe 2 months to start ranking these types of sites but that now it's more like 4-6 months. I was curious what signs might tell someone that their site will rank. I have lately noticed an influx in spam comments which I never used to get. Is that any indication? I rank OK in Bing and Yahoo for some terms but have no sign of that yet on Google. I have 14 pages of content on good keywords, I've done decent back linking for do follow links. Is there anything to get me over the hump or is it just a waiting game if you know you're doing your SEO correct in the process? Thanks guys!