The most important thing to understand about SEO is that it takes time. Naturally, our clients are not always thrilled to hear this, but it is the truth. The aim of SEO is to get your website ranking and keep it ranking, so an effective SEO strategy requires long-term thinking. There are numerous factors that affect SEO, and they are always changing, so your best chance of SEO success is to play the long game.
We like this Realistic SEO Graph from mysiteauditor. It serves as a simple reminder that SEO takes time.
How Long Does SEO Take?
Our clients ask us this all the time. And fair enough. We all want to know when we will receive the goods or services we are paying for. The problem with SEO is that it doesn’t take weeks or a couple of months; it can take anywhere from six months to a year before you see results. Why Does SEO Take So Long?
“SEO is about fixing current problems as much as it is about preventative measures and continual improvement. Once your “treatment” of short-term SEO tasks is done, your site should never stop practicing SEO.”
In other words, SEO isn’t one quick fix; it’s an ongoing process. If an SEO company promises you the first spot on Google within 6 months, we suggest walking away. A reputable SEO professional will audit your current website, highlight the problems, ask about your business objectives and provide a timeline of expectations. Other things to look for when hiring an SEO company include:
- Establishing business goals (for example sales, leads, organic traffic)
- An offer of long lasting results (not fast results)
- Timeline of expectations
- Regular reporting
- A knowledgeable, dedicated SEO team
SEO Services in Nowra
Need help understanding SEO (search engine optimisation) ? Nowra Web Designer, a division of Webics, has a dedicated SEO team who will analyse your business and put an effective, long-term SEO Strategy in place. We don’t just look at rankings but your business goals, so we can deliver measurable results. Talk to us today.