How Many Posts does It Take To Rank In Google?

Last Update: March 20, 2021

John Mueller Quote

Google's well-known spokesperson, John Mueller responded to a tweet on 17 March 2021.

The question asked by @seochatterblog on Twitter was:

"How Many Blog Posts Does It Take To Grow Traffic?".

John Mueller replied:

"GOOGLE doesn't count your blog posts. I'd focus on quality rather than quantity. Make something truly awsome, unique, compelling & insightful. If that's a single page, it's a single page. More pages or more words on a page don't make something better. True for books too."

So There You Have It

I know you've already heard this... many times, in the Wealthy Affiliate training and from many members... and it's great to have it confirmed by the Google oracle!

If you like this post, that's great, please click like and leave a comment.

Thank you

Richard

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JrzyGrlBJ Premium
Hi Richard,
When I saw the title of this blog, I was going to answer with the very same quote from John Mueller. I was reading his article just yesterday.

However, I believe that we have been taught here in Wealthy Affiliate that we should always strive to write quality content.

This is something we've already known, but for someone who is new here, it makes great sense to share Muellers words.
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richardgb Premium
Thank you Barbara.
Also, please see Philmedia’s comment and my reply. I did a quick and simple post here that probably deserved a little more thought and content (LOL)!
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Richard
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JrzyGrlBJ Premium
You're very welcome.
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philmedia Premium Plus
Thanks Richard, good call , I do actually think it needs both though.

As one member told me once but I have posted three quality blogs in the last 3 months ... actually I think if you are full time you can write at least 5 per week as your skills set grows.

Just get a good format.

Certainly at least three times a week.

It is interesting that that more I blogged the quicker I got indexed.

Once I passed 80 blogs the magic happened from waiting weeks and weeks to sometimes hours to get indexed.

I do think the big search engines and social media do want quality content but they also have lots of seats to fill so its a fine line.

I am also nervous about people waiting to be good enough to blog.

They simply end up not doing it and leaving.

But the botton line is the reader has to enjoy what you write or at least be informed.

The audience is everything. Without them we have no business!

We also have to all start somewhere.

So in summary I agree with you lol ! Kind of! :) Lovely to hear from you. All the very best, Phil
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richardgb Premium
Thanks for stepping in Phil
I understand and agree with you.

My purpose was to communicate John Mueller’s simple message from Twitter; I believe he was really implying that without quality, quantity is less important as the concept of page/post ranking bites more.

A new member has contacted me by PM to ask some excellent questions that made me realise that the post needs to be more encompassing and I’m working on an update to strike a more balanced message.

Thanks again. Much appreciated.
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Richard
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philmedia Premium Plus
I thought it was excellent and actually the audience always comes first at the end of the day so I agree... lovely to chat !
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richardgb Premium
I always argue (that's a loose description) that the audience's/prospect's/customer's wants/needs/problems always come first, as opposed to content. If there is no audience, content doesn't count for anything.

By the way, I see you are an NLP Coach and musician. I did NLP training up to the Master level in the early 80s and have been working as a coach and facilitator since the late 80s.
Music was my first 'career' (once a musician, always a musician although Muscular Dystrophy has limited what I can play nowadays... I just about get away with playing the mandolin now).
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Richard
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philmedia Premium Plus
totally agree we are in the business of outcome/ solutions/ problem / helping/ insight. but there has to be a need.. spot on...

In terms of interest ...wow that is impressive Richard, yes I am a big fan of NLP and it is amazing disipline , I have trained up to trainer level and enjoyed every moment of it.

I am more into music radio than a musician to be fair... but radio is always one of my passions... :)

Great to get to know you more, all the best, Phil
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richardgb Premium
You too. I look forward to more as we progress.
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Richard
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Christorv Premium Plus
Quality, quality beats quantity in this journey, as long as the quality is decently consistent- read that somewhere. Great reminder Richard 👍
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richardgb Premium
Thanks for responding Chris ... thanks go to Mr Mueller really.
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Richard
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CherryRed20 Premium
I like this quote. All it takes is to have more quality over quantity.

Thanks for sharing!

Myra
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richardgb Premium
You're welcome Myra.
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Richard
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drjec Premium
You’ve made a good point quality is more important than quantity.
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richardgb Premium
Thank you. Just passing on JM’s words of wisdom.
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Richard
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