Just a curiosity question. I published a post back on April 11 and got notification yesterday that it had been ranked by Google. Anyone have an opinion on why the time delay?

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LMH1968 Premium
It can take a few months, it depends on lots of different factors. A big one is the age of your site and how consistently you post on it.
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ByronB2 Premium
Thank you. Other posts have only taken a day or three. Yea Google.

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LMH1968 Premium
I have had the same thing happen.
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AbieAJ Premium
Great question, great answers
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JKulk1 Premium
Ranking can take from days to many months. It depends on many factors including your actual niche, site trust etc..

Keep writing more content and see what happens.
You may find that rankings will occur quicker now.

All the best. Jim
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ByronB2 Premium
Thank you
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hello Byron,

There are many steps before an article starts ranking on Google. First of all, your website needs to be found by Google. This is called indexing and can take up to a few weeks. You will get an email when it happens. After that, each article also needs to be found individually by Google. I think the notification you got is for the post being indexed (the search engines are now aware that the page exists).

Ranking happens much later and depends on lots of different things. The article must be completely original and ideally at least 1000 words. The age of your website also plays a part and how many articles you have altogether. It can easily take six months before you really see any progress when you would have 40 to 50 articles.

Getting ranked on Google will take time! There are - literally - millions of individual pages on Google's database. To get ranked is usually a long, hard process. Google has about 200 algorithms to rank a post (from a content quality, content length, page speed, social signals, secured sites HTTPS vs. HTTP, quality backlinks to name a few).
https://backlinko.com/google-ranking-factors

As others on this platform will tell you, it can (and often does!) take months - sometimes years - to get to a point where you are ranked on the critical first page on Google, for your particular niche product/service.

I hope this helps,

Ferra
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ByronB2 Premium
Thank you,
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