Author skandy85
2014
5
Premium
Rank 574

In this video I will show you some graphs of what to expect when you start to rank in Google & how long it will take!

Analytic screen shots are from the WA forum - fellow WA members.

Thanks to JamesLM - OwainCouch & StubearBlack

You can also see another training video here about newbie mistakes-

Newbie Mistakes - TOP 5!

How Long Does It Take To Rank & Get Traffic?...
Top Tips For All Newbie WA Members...



Please leave a comment below if you have any questions!

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
EdwinBernard Premium
You tell it like it is that makes a lot of sense. Newbies need to hear this. It is incredible how people give up just before hitting the finish line. This happens not only here but also doing other things in life.

Are you still active in Wealthy Affiliate?

Cheers.

Edwin
Reply
skandy85 Premium
I have moved onto other things now but I am still a premium member of WA. Always will be.
Reply
olieben Premium
hello skandy85
good video and useful information
everyone these are what helps to support and give confidences to us when it looks nothing is happening or certainly moving very slow
at least now there is a scope to appreciate how it can develop given that content and training continues

chris
Reply
MAXINEG Premium
Thank you Phillip for this excellent video that has helped me to understand how long it takes to rank.

Waiting for results and not knowing certain details tend to cause frustration.

I know now that things should get better as long as I continue to add fresh quality content.

I am at WA for 7 months and about 250 visitors/ month come to my website .

Also, I have earned about. $11.04

So things are coming along slowly.
Reply
skandy85 Premium
Hang in there and keep working!
Reply
hordol2013 Premium
Thanks for this! I find it encouraging to know that it's not only normal, but totally okay for this process to take a full year before the traffic starts going up. This gives me time to focus on my writing and passion for my niche without worrying about numbers earlier in the game.
Reply
skandy85 Premium
I am so happy it has given you a helping hand! Keep working and the results will come!
Reply
1Summer Premium
I found this video to be very encouraging, just what I needed for today...been writing content and I am seeing a bit of growth, (somewhat slow) but I am still learning and growing, this just helped to stay the course and stay focus on the task at hand.

Thank you.
Reply
skandy85 Premium
Glad to hear it! Check out my other 'how long does it take' video which is in the description. Keep working and keep moving forward!
Reply
1Summer Premium
Thank you for the encouragement!
Reply
StratosK Premium
Thank you for the great insight. It really gives you motivation not to give up even if the initial results are not good. Keep focus and keep going. At some point the results will show. I think this video is a great example what happens when you don't give up. Excellent!
Reply
lamelslissa1 Premium
Thank you so much for taking the time to make this video. Like you said many newbies are curious about ranking and I am glad you are humble enough to share this info. You have motivated me and many others to continue on and have ignited a fire in me to continue. I am thankful for this community because of like-minded people like you who take time out their day to help others.

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens
Reply
skandy85 Premium
Excellent! Glad you found this useful! :-)
Reply
RickD1 Premium
That was definitely something I needed to see and hear. I seem to be stuck between 20 to 40 hits a week.

No sales except one that never did their profile here at WA. After seeing this it gives me a new outlook on things.

I will keep writing content and just try to have patience...
Reply
PhilipC1 Premium
So glad I watched this. Really did avail lots of my own insecurities but now I know its just website growing pains. So desperate to succeed my impatience for it been 'nagging' making me wonder if I am really doing my keywords right, am I being accurate, informative, captivation, personal, humorous etc. But, I know I am or least I am trying to be and doing it right. Thanks for the video, it'll help me rest easier and produce in a more relaxed and creative state. Thank you, I will be sure to share this link with others in chat etc.
Reply
RickD1 Premium
I'm glad to see you here, I was thinking about you today. I was going to PM you to make sure all was well.
Reply
PhilipC1 Premium
Hey RICK!

Good to see you also. Last month was too crazy to even put up in Public on WA - TOO shocking.

Terrible family medical emergency - travel - fundraising - event organizing - no time or money for WA. Almost lost my website didn't pay my website fee after the 30 day grace period - I am lucky to still be here for sure.

Last two days have been hitting the training and kicked out two posts one of which is my first product review that is not WA based - affiliate cj publisher thing, great to be back working towards my goals! It really is.

Even tonight, I am not sleeping due to potentially back news.

Life, anyways, I am well and hope you are also. Definitely shoot me a PM for a chat.

Take care,

Regards,

Philip.
Reply
EddySalomon Premium
This should be required watching for all newbies. I've been doing this for years and I have thousands of visitors to my blog every month. But I recently started a new blog and I was reminded what it's like to start all over again. It can be very discouraging because you're not seeing the results you want right away. Your rankings are fluctuating like crazy. You're not seeing a lot of money or any. So it can be very easy to assume this doesn't work and give up. But for me I have the fortune of having a blog that is already established and knowing first hand it just takes time, patience and the work to make this work. But if I didn't already have a successful blog I can see how this would discourage folks. Your video is a great reminder there is light at the end of the tunnel. I'm definitely going to bookmark this and share it with my referrals. And it will be a great reminder for my own efforts with my new site. Great job!
Reply
skandy85 Premium
Good to hear man! Patience is indeed the key!. Thanks for the comment. :-)

There is no worse feeling than having a blog with no or little traffic coming to it. Those first few months are so painful.
Reply
EddySalomon Premium
They really are. I just told Kyle your video should be incorporated in the training or sent to newbies. Because it helps you deal with the first couple of months and shows you that we've all been there and there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Reply
OwainCouch Premium
Thanks for your encouraging words Eddy. It is hard when things don't go my way. But I realize that I am on the right path and I won't give up.
Reply
Iniabasi1 Premium
I didn't see too many likes for your post, but I do appreciate the frank honesty. Everything that you mentioned that you experienced is EXACTLY what I'm going through. Like you mentioned, the biggest thing is constant content with substance, and that's what I'm working hard at doing. Thanks for the post.
Reply
OwainCouch Premium
I feel like as long as you keep up the posts Andrew that they have value then you will succeed eventually. All the best to you.
Reply
skandy85 Premium
That's the downside to blogging.... the start is a tough and it can take a long time. but you will get there. Just keep writing!
Reply
NWTDennis Premium
We hear this a lot here in the training and in the community. Traffic is a function of our steady stream of content. It's hard work, especially if writing is not easy for you.

But if you do what Philip says in this training you reach that spot I like to call Content Critical Mass. You will know when you've reached Critical Mass. Google finds your site and a significant, positive change in traffic occurs.

A side benefit is you will realize a dramatic change in your writing skills and at that point content writing becomes easier for you, because you have trained yourself to be a better writer.
Reply
OwainCouch Premium
I think I've reached that point with Critical Mass, although I feel my writing could improve. I can't wait to see my rankings climb and climb. I am already seeing an improvement with my clicks to Amazon.
Reply
gs1954 Premium
Thanks for a great video, i'm sure they said a 12 month commitment was needed at that start of the training, now i can see why. I have been looking too much at analytics/webmaster tools, my site is not 3 months old yet, i need to slow down and just add content, content and more content.
Cheers
Reply
OwainCouch Premium
I'm quite obsessive and keep checking it regularly. I used to get upset at the beginning when my site was not performing well, it's getting better and I know that I will get there eventually.
Reply
skandy85 Premium
I do the same. I check my analytics all the time! It's not necessarily a bad thing but it does make the whole process feel a lot slower. lol!
Reply
OwainCouch Premium
If I got longer than a minute then I write work on a post but usually I got a spare minute here and there so I will check it to see how I am going.
Reply
OwainCouch Premium
Thanks very much for the inclusion into your video.

I'll be honest here and say there have been times when I've thought about quitting. Day after day I kept checking and seeing no results. But you need to think to yourself that you are starting this from scratch.

It does take time and we all will get there, we just need to be patient. And obviously put the effort in.

All the best to you and good luck.
Reply
scenterprise Premium
Thank you for this video. I have been at WA 7 months (my website is 6 months old) and was getting discouraged. I wish they would let you know up front how long this process takes so people can have that mindset. Why don't they just lay it out there? Are they afraid no one will join if they knew? It seems a little deceptive to me. I thought I'd be making money right away.
Scott
Reply
skandy85 Premium
I think the problem is that you can make money right away due to the fact that there are so many avenues you can take.

There would be no point in telling newbies that they will not make money in the first 6 months because technically that is not true. A lot of people do make sales within 2/3 months but this is very dependent on the niche - not all niches depend on Google ranking to make sales.

You also have PPC, local sales and you have to take into account what social connection people have. If you are well connected then making sales early is much easier.
Reply
skandy85 Premium
Depending on your personal situation, income and connections you can easily make a lot of money online within 8 weeks.

Also, depending on your own attitude and initiative.

There are SOOO many ways to gain traffic sources, backlinks, clients etc etc
Reply
scenterprise Premium
Thank you. I appreciate you clarifying this for me. Scott
Reply
PeterWolf Premium
Great motivation for new people. It takes years to build a thriving business that makes money. I would say a person needs to commit 1-2 years to try and make this work for them. Just my opinion.
I made the mistake of quitting too early on a website and left WA. Been back since November and no turning back.

I don't know where someone would find the time to write 5 X 1000-2000 word articles per week. That is a ton! and takes a lot of time, man a lot of time. Pictures, research, edit more edit etc.. etc..

It took me 2 days just to write a landing page. That's why people need to focus on a long-term commitment to WA.

Thanks for this, was good!
Cheers, Peter:)
Reply
skandy85 Premium
You're absolutely right! It takes times, tenacity and just a mountain of patience. But once you start seeing revenue coming in, it so SOOOO worth it!
Reply