How Long Does It Take to Rank in Google

If you’ve ever tried to calculate the exact amount of time it would take for your page to rank in Google, you’ve probably quickly realized that there are simply so many variables to take into account that making a precise calculation is virtually impossible.

While it’s true that there’s no straightforward solution to this problem, one study from Ahrefs has brought us a bit closer to answering the question ‘How long does it take to rank in Google?’

The team at Ahrefs first took 2 million random keywords and pulled data on the Top 10 ranking pages for each of them. After a detailed analysis, it turned out that the average Top 10 ranking page was over 2 years old, while pages that ranked at No.1 were almost 3 years old on average.

Ahrefs then tracked the position history of each of 2 million pages that were first seen by their crawler for any keyword a particular page was ranked for. This enabled them to calculate that only “lucky” 5.7% of these pages managed to rank in the Top 10 search results within one year for at least one keyword.

To find out more about this useful study from Ahrefs, take a look at the infographic below by The Website Group.