How long does SEO take?
One of the most frequently asked questions is, how long is SEO going to take me? A definitive answer to this question is not really possible. For all intents and purposes we need to stop trying to predict how long it is going to take, and almost eliminate time from the equation.
SEO is a highly competitive field across the world, with billions of websites and countless people and website owners competing to rank on the world’s number one search engine. There are a few questions that we need to factor in, such as. How long have you had your website? How good is your website? How good is the content you have on your website? And how relevant is your content to your target audience?
We live in era of instant gratification. If you want to be rewarded by the financial gain of SEO you need to be prepared to stick with it for the long run. A good SEO campaign is ongoing, and consistency is the key to success! Unfortunately, growing your online authority does not happen overnight. It takes well thought out, authentic content that is not copied. It needs to be captivating and relevant to your target audience to bring in as much traffic to your website as possible. We need everything from backlinks, landing pages, blogs, and an array of pertinent information in order to see tangible results.
Posting a single blog post or creating a landing page for your website is not going to yield success overnight or change your Google ranking immediately to number 1. You are competing against people who have put years of work into growing their authority online to rank first. It is however a key building block and another link in the SEO chain. We can think of starting the SEO journey as planting an SEO seed that needs to be constantly nurtured in order for it to become a large and healthy fruit baring tree.
SEO takes time!