TheOptimizationIdiot - 1:16 am on Apr 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
Okay, I get that, but...
In other words, how many months (or even years) after indexing a site does Google gain enough trust in it to not let its age be a hindrance any longer when determining its rankings?
It's not a matter of months or years to gain trust.
Trust is not time-based.
Turst in many ways is actually closely to PageRank and definitely link related. And trust, in my opinion, can in some cases overcome actual "time" related factors like Document Inception Date and Historical Based Ranking Criteria.
So the answer to your question, as I understand your question is:
As fast as you can gain a high enough level of trust to overcome any necessary Document Inception Date scoring you don't have enough positives from and Historical Based Ranking Criteria you don't "have enough of", as well as other Link-Based Scoring Factors -- and possibly "freshness" which again is very link based, but not entirely and sometime stale is better -- level of trust necessary being relative to the other sites/pages ranking, of course.
OR when you have an adequate level of trust as well as enough positives from Document Inception Date based scoring and Historical Based Ranking Criteria, plus other Link-Based Scoring Factors -- and again possibly "freshness" which again is very link based, but not entirely and sometime stale is better -- level of each factor necessary being relative to the other sites/pages ranking, of course.
The short answer is it all depends on the niche, other sites in the niche, and even sometimes on the query itself for QDF results.
There's no "one size fits all" or "one answer fits all" with Google any more. The time it takes you specifically to overcome "being new" is dependent on the specific niche and your ability to build enough trust to overcome any "deficiencies" in other ranking factors or at least a high enough level of trust to be seen as competitive, all other factors being "relatively equal" to other sites in the niche.