How Long Does It Take For SEO To Work?
One of, if not the, first question anyone inquiring about SEO asks is “how long does it take to see results?”. A fair question for someone investing in a service. Unfortunately, there is no straight forward, guaranteed answer. It’s difficult to predict exactly when SEO will kick in. It takes time, work and patience, and there are literally millions of factors that can alter the timetable.
If you are looking for a definitive answer before you start investing in SEO, here’s the best we’ve got. It takes a few months to start seeing results, and whatever you see after 3 months pales in comparison to what you will see after 12 months – assuming you are doing it right.
As the consumer, you see where your website ranks on search engines, but what you don’t see is the hours and hours of content and thousands of lines of code that go into improving your sites ranking. Keywords are updated regularly and content is added to the site according to search engine algorithms. SEO is a very intuitive, involved and on-going process.
Here are some of the things we’ve found most effective for boosting your rankings:
- Building links via content
- Pushing out industry leading content
- Have a consistent flow of relevant and refreshing content
- Updating keywords regularly
SEO takes time, and consistency – but there’s a reason why we stick with it. Marketing isn’t a quick fix, but when done continually and properly, it’s a permanent fix. To get back to the question, SEO results take time. Don’t fire your SEO company after two months if you aren’t seeing results. It’s understandable to grow weary through the process, but stick with a strategy and you’ll be over-joyed when it hits! Good luck!