A question we are often asked by our clients is “When will my blog get traffic?”. If you’re wondering how long it will take for your blog posts to get search traffic, it’s like asking how long a piece of string is. It depends on the keywords you are targeting. It also depends on your competition, your SEO and more. However, on average it will take around 3-6 months for a new blog post to get traction in a search engine.

However, these need to be good quality, relevant blog posts that include long-tail keywords and internal links. The blog posts also need to be updated regularly and consistently. You can’t upload blog posts every week for 2-3 months then just stop.

The reason it can take 3-6 months is because of what is known as The Sandbox.

The sandbox has been designed as a way to prevent spammers from quickly creating and uploading new blog posts and ranking for big keywords to make a quick profit. While this may have worked in the past, it doesn’t work anymore. It doesn’t matter how skilled you are at SEO. Every new website and new content will go into the sandbox.

This can be frustrating for people that have spent money on a new website and lots of SEO content, but they don’t see results straight away. Here at Creative Content Company we don’t see blog posts as a quick win in the short term. Instead blog posts are for the long term. They will help businesses get seen online, well into the future.

While it can be frustrating, just stick with it because it will work. Trust that your SEO and blogging strategy is a good one, Make sure you stay consistent.

In the meantime, if you would like traffic to your blog posts then share them in your newsletters and through social media. These will help get immediate traffic to your website, while Google puts you through the sandbox and makes sure you stay consistent.

Need help with consistent blog posts? Call our team of content writers now.

When will my blog get traffic? When Google is ready, or sooner if you post it on social media!