I have posts that are indexed in google and just wanted to find out if this means that they are ranked as well?

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JeffreyBrown Premium
Good answers below, Donna--I have nothing to add!
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Indexed is when Google finds you. When Google think you are serious and like the quality of your posts they will rank them. The higher they rank them, the more chance you have of been seen by people searching for information.
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
Indexing is the first stage of Google recognition. When you first start a site Google has no idea it is there and neither does any other search engine. So they send out little bots to search the web for new content. That is what all search engines do. So that part is automatic. The actual finding of the website is called indexing
however, at this point, Google doesn't know what to do with it
It doesn't know if this new content is a random one page or the beginning of a new authority site. In other words, it doesn't know what to do with it. So it keeps an eye on it and if you publish consistently it will eventually rank the site which means it gives it a page rank. When it is indexed it is put on page 598,934,234. When it is ranked it is found on page 100,000 and then page 100. Eventually, you hope to get it ranked on the first five pages and then page 1

See my article below which might explain it more
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - indexing simply means that your posts have been found by Google and they are now in its search engine.

Ranking is when Google decides which page to show your posts on. This can take several months.
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Newme202 Premium Plus
Indexing is when your website is found by Google
Ranking is the position that your articles are placed on the internet either in Bing, Yahoo or Google
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