If you’re asking this question, you’re not thinking about this in the right way. You can start getting traffic on day 1. You can theoretically get thousands of visitors to your blog within days of launching.
For example, You publish your first blog post and submit it to Reddit. Somehow, it gets voted up to the front page. You’ll get more traffic to your site than you can handle. It’ll probably crash your web server.
These all may sound great to you. But the problem is, these are short-term solutions to getting traffic. Plus, these aren’t exactly repeatable strategies you can rely on.
The best long-term solution to getting consistent traffic to your blog is SEO.
If you’re wondering how long it takes to get search traffic to your blog, once again the answer is “it depends.”
It depends on how many backlinks you’ve built to your site. It depends on how strong those links are. It depends on what keywords you’re targeting with your blog posts ( low-competition keywords rank easier than high-competition keywords).
The average time it takes for a new blog to get traction in the search engines is around 3 to 6 months.
This is assuming that you’re publishing high-quality content consistently, and you’re out there building backlinks to those articles.
New sites take a while before starting to rank in Google (usually 3 to 6 months, sometimes up to a year). This delaying effect is often called “The Google Sandbox”. It’s to prevent spammers from throwing up new blogs to rank for big keywords and make a quick profit. It used to work in the past, but not today.
SEO is the most reliable, repeatable, and consistent traffic source for the long-term growth of your blog. Just know that for new blogs, it can take up to a year before you start seeing significant traffic numbers from Google.