Case Study - How Long It Takes [New Website]
So I started a new website recently and want to document it's progress as I move forward.
I know everyone who is just starting out wonders how long it takes to really get your site going, which is an incredibly difficult question to answer, but I hope this serves as a decent answer to the question over the coming months.
Right now it has been 2 months and 7 days since creation (created Jan 15th) and this is what the analytics of my site look like...
*The traffic early on was from me working on the site mostly. This was before I blocked my IP address from being tracked. There is also a large spike you can see that I'm not counting. I have no idea what that was from but it was strange. The traffic later that I circled is real.
- Site Age - 2 months, 7 days
- Record Day - 10 users
- Record Week - 38 users
- # of Posts - 31
- Page 1 Google Rankings - 2
This isn't my main site so I've been posting sporadically. Sometimes I'll post an article a couple days in a row and other times I'll go a week without posting... Not exactly the best method but I'm just doing what I can at this point.
It might be hard to compare to your own site because of course how much time and effort you put into it makes a big difference, but you might be able to get some sort of idea of what to expect.
I'm getting most of my traffic from a single article at this point, although I have 2 already ranked on page 1 of Google. The crazy thing is that one of my articles was got ranked on page 1 of Google when the site was around 2 weeks old, which I have never experienced before. It is a very low competition keyword but not too shabby.
I know this post isn't too exciting, but hopefully some of the following updates will help motivate some of you by showing some good progress.
Not too much to show yet, but there will be!
Update: June 28th, 2019
I let my site sit for the past 3 months without doing a thing and got a huge increase in traffic. You an read about it in my post "How to Marinate a Website".
About The Website
So I'm not going to be disclosing my domain because I don't want people copying keywords and such. It's a pretty good niche (so I think) and you can understand why.
I will tell you however that the niche is a subniche of the large Health niche. It has to do with healthy eating and such but that's all I'll tell you.
As far as the articles go, I shoot for 1000 words per post. Some fall a bit short and some are longer.
Stay tuned. I'll be posting updates whenever I think it's a good time.
And if there are any other stats about my site you would like me to share then let me know in the comments below.