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7:04 am on Aug 24, 2016 (gmt 0)

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hello,

I received several strong backlinks from a few news sites through (PR) which have been crawled. My site has also been crawled afterwards. However, my ranking hasnt changed a bit while I expected a huge jump from page 2 to page 1 for a specific keyword.

Does it take a while? My ranking hasnt moved a bit and its been almost a week now since both the news site and my site have been cached.

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9:04 am on Aug 24, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Yes it can take several weeks. If your site is fairly new, it may take much longer.

Until then work on adding more pages with good content. SEs like sites with a lot of content.
1:41 pm on Aug 24, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Yes, it can take a long time for links to be rewarded in the shape of rankings. Also, are any of these links "nofollow", or go through a redirect script, etc? If so, these links may not count at all.
4:48 am on Aug 25, 2016 (gmt 0)

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yes they are follow links and direct links. My site is around 4-5 months now and I was a bit surprised after getting all these new PR and backlinks, I saw no improvement on ranking.

Is this the sandbox effect?

- The keyword and term I am trying to rank for is searched 150K/month.
- I was able to immediately jump from page 5 to page 2 within the past 1.5 months.
- The news site has one of the highest Domain authorities in my country and not many people can get backlinks from it. They normally only link to other government news sites. Hence I guess why I'm a bit excited and impatient now. :)
12:59 pm on Aug 28, 2016 (gmt 0)

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A jump from 5 to 2 is lifting you out of the dross to play with the big boys. From 2 to 1 you will need more than the boose from 1 good link.

Personally I would value a link like that for the direct traffic as much as for the "link juice".
1:37 pm on Aug 28, 2016 (gmt 0)

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From 2 to 1 you will need more than the boose from 1 good link. Personally I would value a link like that for the direct traffic as much as for the "link juice".
The traffic isnt that high cause the link is within context and doesn't get a lot of clicks.
Funny thing is today I saw it last on first page even though I had deleted the cookies.

(a few hours later) Its back to the second page as we speak. Google is messing with me ;)

Bad news which I realized yesterday was the term is search 150k/mo globally however, a majority of the search is from another country (the keyword in another language also has the same meaning). When I used their local Google search, I realized my site doesn't show up for the first 10 pages since it's in another language and different IP address! ;(

The CPC for this keyword used to be $1 (A few weeks ago or maybe even months ago) and now its 0.50.

I maybe focusing too much on this one particular keyword...
 

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