This is a clear example of the length of time it takes sometimes to achieve number 1 rankings on Google.
John Mueller from Google has been saying this for a long time.
SEO (search engine optimisation) takes time.
QUOTE: “Making significant quality changes across a site takes time to be picked up & reflected in search. These things often take several months to be reprocessed & reevaluated.” John Mueller, Google 2021
Here’s the thing though.
The example in the image above was not a significant change to a site.
It was a very specific change to a few bits of text on one page.
And it still took 6 months to “process”.
Basically, you can expect to see some benefits of successful SEO (search engine optimisation) almost immediately, but sometimes you need to wait 6 months or more for the rest of it to catch up.
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