How Long Does It Take to Rank?

Last updated: Jun 29, 2023

This video is about different methods to get your pages indexed faster on search engines, with a focus on using the Rank Math SEO plugin for WordPress.

This video by Rank Math SEO was published on Jan 11, 2023.
Video length: 24:40.

This video from the Rank Math SEO YouTube channel discusses how long it takes for a webpage to rank on Google.

The video explains that there is no definite answer to this question as it depends on various factors such as competition, posting frequency, and the trustworthiness of the website.

The video also provides methods to get pages indexed faster, including checking if a page is indexed using the site colon command on Google, using Google Search Console to view indexed and non-indexed pages, and connecting the website with search engines through tools like Rank Math.

  • Indexing and ranking depend on factors such as competition, posting frequency, and trustworthiness of your site.
  • New sites take time for search engines to access their credibility and trustworthiness.
  • Methods to check indexing include using the site colon command on Google and visiting the pages tab in Google Search Console.
  • Methods to get pages indexed faster include connecting your site with search engines, creating a sitemap, and improving internal linking structure.
  • Additional tips for faster indexing include optimizing page titles and meta descriptions, creating high-quality content, promoting content through social media, and improving site loading speed.
  • Rank Math makes it easy to connect your site to the search console and automatically submits your sitemap.
  • The URL inspection tool allows you to notify Google of any changes to your pages and request indexing.
  • Index Now and the Google Indexing API are efficient methods of indexing available on Rank Math.
  • Setting up the Indexing API by Google involves installing the Instant Indexing plugin, accessing Google API settings, obtaining a Google JSON key, and creating a new project in the Google API console.
  • Methods to get pages indexed faster include using the Rank Math SEO plugin, internal linking, external linking to credible sites, and other methods such as submitting sitemaps and optimizing website loading speed.

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Factors Affecting Page Ranking

  • Indexing and ranking depend on many factors such as competition, posting frequency, and the trust factor of your site.
  • The posting frequency and trustworthiness of your site influence the crawl frequency of your site.
  • If your site is not trustworthy, search engines will crawl less of your site.
  • New sites take time for search engines to access their credibility and trustworthiness.
  • Search engines need new content, so they prioritize sites that are trustworthy and publish frequently.
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Methods to Check Indexing

  • Use the site colon command on Google to check if a page is indexed.
  • Visit the pages tab under indexing in Google Search Console to see indexed and non-indexed pages.
  • In Rank Math SEO, visit the analytics module to see the index status of your pages.
  • If the index status tab is not visible, enable it in the general settings of Rank Math SEO.
  • Check each non-indexed page for technical issues that may be blocking indexing.
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Methods to Get Pages Indexed Faster

  • Connect your site with search engines through Google Search Console.
  • Add your site to Google Search Console using the domain method or verify it through other methods.
  • Use Rank Math SEO to connect your site with Google Search Console and grant access for full functionality.
  • Create a sitemap and submit it to search engines through Google Search Console.
  • Ensure your site has a good internal linking structure to help search engines discover and crawl your pages.
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Additional Tips for Faster Indexing

  • Optimize your page titles, meta descriptions, and headings with relevant keywords.
  • Create high-quality and unique content that provides value to users.
  • Promote your content through social media and other channels to increase visibility and attract search engine crawlers.
  • Improve your site's loading speed to enhance user experience and encourage search engine crawling.
  • Build backlinks from reputable and relevant websites to increase your site's authority and crawlability.
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Connecting your site to the search console

  • Rank Math makes it easy to connect your site to the search console.
  • Once connected, your site will be visible in the search console.
  • You don't need to do anything else after connecting your site.
  • Your sitemap will be automatically submitted to the search console.
  • You can use the URL inspection tool to notify Google of any changes to your pages.
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Submitting your sitemap and using the URL inspection tool

  • Submitting your sitemap to the search console helps in faster indexing.
  • Rank Math automatically submits your sitemap for you.
  • The URL inspection tool allows you to notify Google of any changes to your pages.
  • If a page is not indexed, you can request indexing through the tool.
  • If a page is already indexed but has been updated, you can also request indexing.
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Using Index Now and the Google Indexing API

  • Index Now and the Google Indexing API are the newest and most efficient methods of indexing.
  • Both methods allow site owners to directly notify search engines of page additions or removals.
  • Index Now is an initiative by Bing, while the Google Indexing API is by Google.
  • Both methods are available for free on Rank Math.
  • You can toggle on the instant indexing feature in Rank Math's dashboard to use these methods.
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Setting up the Indexing API by Google

  • Install and activate the Instant Indexing plugin developed by Rank Math.
  • Access the Google API settings tab in the Instant Indexing module.
  • Obtain a Google JSON key to enable communication between your site and Google.
  • Create a new project in the Google API console.
  • Enable the indexing API and create a service account to use the API.
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Method 1: Using the Rank Math SEO Plugin

  • Create a service account and indexing API key in the Rank Math SEO plugin for WordPress.
  • Add the service account as an owner of your Google Search Console property.
  • Upload the JSON file of the indexing API key to the Google API settings in Rank Math SEO.
  • Select the post types you want to be automatically notified to Google about.
  • Manually notify Google and other search engines by pasting the page URLs and selecting the right action.
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Method 2: Internal Linking

  • Visit the post list and search for keywords related to the article you've published.
  • Read through the articles and place internal links to the newly published article.
  • This ensures that your site has no orphan pages and helps search engines index your pages faster.
  • Internal linking also helps build a good site structure.
  • Check out a video on how to use internal links for better site structure and faster indexing.
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Method 3: External Linking to Credible Sites

  • Place external links to high-quality and credible sites relevant to your content.
  • Do not link to irrelevant pages or luxury brands if your article is about dogs and cats.
  • Rank Math SEO has a tool called Content AI that analyzes the contents ranked on the web and suggests external links for your article.
  • Use the Smart Suggestions provided by Content AI to add relevant external links to your content.
  • External linking to credible sites can improve the credibility of your content.
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Method 4: Other Methods to Get Pages Indexed Faster

  • Submit your sitemap to search engines.
  • Share your content on social media platforms.
  • Optimize your website's loading speed.
  • Create high-quality and engaging content.
  • Use relevant keywords in your content and meta tags.
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External Links and Content Structure

  • Rank Math SEO suggests credible and high-quality external links for building content structure.
  • These external links help with on-page SEO and improve the trustworthiness of your site.
  • By researching keywords and visiting the suggested links, you can discover new topics to cover in your content.
  • Using the Rank Math SEO plugin, you can easily analyze and optimize your external links.
  • Linking to trustworthy sites and building a solid content structure can positively impact your site's ranking.
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Title, Meta Descriptions, and Schema Markup

  • Title, meta descriptions, and schema markups provide insights to search engines about your content.
  • Optimizing these elements makes your content more understandable and helps with indexing and ranking.
  • The Rank Math SEO plugin offers a meta tag analyzer to identify errors in your meta tags.
  • You can add schema markups to enhance search appearance and improve visibility on search engines.
  • Predefined schema markups like article, product, and software can be easily added with Rank Math.
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Quality of Site and Indexing

  • If your website requires constant manual submission for indexing, it may indicate a lack of quality.
  • Improving the overall structure and optimizing content can help Google crawl and rank your pages more efficiently.
  • Pushing Google to index your pages may have the opposite effect, so focus on improving your site's quality instead.
  • Optimizing content to satisfy primary and secondary search intent can increase your chances of ranking.
  • Updating and enhancing existing content, identifying search intent, and providing fresh and relevant information can improve indexing and ranking.
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Section 1: Identifying Search Intents

  • Using Rank Math SEO, you can identify the key phrases your article is currently ranking for.
  • By analyzing these key phrases, you can determine the different search intents of users.
  • For example, if your article is about zero waste perfumes, the primary intent may be to buy the best zero waste perfumes.
  • Other search intents may include questions about sustainable packaging, eco-friendly perfume bottles, natural ingredients, and best natural smelling perfumes.
  • Identifying these search intents helps you optimize your content to satisfy user queries.
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Section 2: Improving Indexing Speed

  • To improve indexing speed, update your existing content to satisfy the identified search intents.
  • After updating your articles, resubmit them for indexing through Google Search Console or using the instant indexing tool.
  • If you have a large site with many low-quality pages, consider removing those pages to improve overall indexing speed.
  • Crawling low-quality pages is a waste of crawl budget, so removing them allows search engines to focus on indexing important content.
  • Use the redirections module in Rank Math SEO to remove content from your site while still keeping it in your post list for future reuse or upgrades.

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