A common myth floating around is that it takes months to rank for a keyword. That’s simply not true. I won’t argue that SEO is a long game, and it’s definitely not a guaranteed overnight solution. But it’s entirely possible to rank for a good keyword much sooner than most SEO experts claim. Many factors play into this, such as your niche, keyword, and your content, of course. But I took over the #7 spot in Google with a page on one website just 4 days after launching the site.
In fact, that page now still ranks #3 for its keyword, over 4 years later. I’ve had similar results on other sites, ranking on the first page of Google within a couple of weeks. My results come from choosing longtail keywords and creating optimized pillar content (2,000-5,000 words). To rank more quickly, I submit the pages to Google for instant indexing. Sometimes take longer than others, but on several occasions, I’ve landed on the first page in weeks rather than months. So yes, prepare to invest time in your SEO strategy, but don’t think it’s not possible to rank quickly just because everyone tells you that you can’t.
Contributors: Melody DiCroce from Soloprenista