The number one question clients ask me the most is, “How long before we are #1 in Google?”
Unfortunately, I tell them that the answer is more complicated than the question.
To some extent, Search Engine Optimisation gives immediate results in the form of fresh content, better organization, but the majority of businesses are after something a little more long term and visible, usually a prime spot on page one of major search engines.
How long after you start SEO, do you see results?
There are a lot of variables that play into how quickly you see results after you start doing SEO.
Baseline traffic, website design, domain age, meta descriptions, geographic location, competition, and target market all play into how quickly you can gain search engine traffic from SEO.
Generally speaking, websites can see results in 4 to 6 months.
Obviously, Organic SEO results will grow over time. The traction you’re getting at 6 months typically is less than what you should be experiencing at 12 months.
Why so, different?
Typically that question is on a per domain basis. The SEO results your business is looking for be it Local SEO, National SEO, or Global SEO is going to influence the types of techniques that are used on your site.
Can I speed up this process?
Many factors determine how fast my SEO efforts will start delivering results. If you have a new website, new domain name, and fresh content without a business history, it could take a while. Sometimes up to six months before you see any real results.
The Organic SEO Bump.
Your site starts with no SEO, and when using organic results it takes time. The drastic increase you see after a painfully long wait is what we call the bump, and it generally happens after 6 months.
Yes you can pay to be on top tomorrow but your ROI (return on investment) will shrink to very low percentages.