How Long Does SEO take?

First things first, and I can’t stress this enough, SEO is not instant.

Although our society is often after instant gratification, especially in the technology sector, patience is required with SEO. Our online deliveries are dropped off on the next day or even the same day, money can be sent app to app instantly and holidays can be booked at the press of a button but SEO is a process you have to stick with if your results are not instant.

First thing first is to get a professional to do it for you. There are small SEO changes businesses can make that might see a small increase in their traffic or ranking but it’s what we do best, so you can trust us to do it properly.

We’ll give you detailed reports and updates constantly on the changes we are making, the goals of our strategy, all your analytics and important statistics and be in constant contact when you need to.

We offer bespoke SEO consultancy. Together we can decide what’s best for your company.


Quick Wins

There is the potential for immediate impact within SEO, which here at MR SEO we call quick wins. These can be anything from implementing our extensive keyword research to fixing technical errors on your site and can give you an immediate boost when ranking for particular terms.

That means that its although you may see smaller improvements on traffic and ranking positions on your site, it isn’t going to jump from 56 to 1st overnight. If you’re an ecommerce website, you’re not going to see customers flooding your store and making purchases, and chances are your revenue isn’t going to increase in the first week of implementing your campaign.


Long Term Strategy

Like anything, it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact amount of time that it takes for your company to see organic traffic from SEO. The length of time it takes to see organic results depends on various different factors such as:

  • Your competition
  • The different keywords you are ranking for
  • How healthy your site is
  • How easy Google can crawl your site
  • The volume of search behind your particular services or products

We will build a bespoke strategy to tackle the most important things for your business first so you can see results as soon as possible. Over the course of the months after, we will implement various updates, changes and audits in order to stay ahead of the game and ensure you are ranking as high as possible.


Why does it take SEO so long to work?

Since SEO is impacted by so many smaller things, it’s nearly impossible to see results right away. It takes Google time to determine things like:


  • The relevance of your page to a user’s search
  • What the images on your site are
  • Alt tags
  • Title pages
  • Headings
  • Meta descriptions
  • How long it takes for your page to load
  • How many backlinks you have on your page
  • Broken Links


All of this information, and more, determines where you rank in search engine results pages and can will all take time within your SEO strategy to see an impact.



With all that in mind, it’s easier to understand why SEO takes a little longer to work than other strategies. But what is the exact time it takes to get serious results in ranking, traffic and conversion rates?

There is no exact time, but all things considered, it typically takes 4-6 months to see organic traffic from SEO. That time is measured from the very start of your campaign and implementation.

Once we have developed our bespoke strategy designed for your business, we will get to work on implementing whatever changes need to be made so you can focus on other important aspects of your business and grow further.

However, the work is not done after 6 months if you see an improvement!

We will work with you to give you constant, month by month, implementation updates. If you’re competitors increase their SEO, we have to stay on top of our game to ensure you secure their traffic. SEO is a long-term investment in seasonal services and products too, with many e-commerce sites seeing their best months around Christmas. With various impacts on SEO at all times, take the stress out of having to deal with it yourself and invest in us. A long term investment in SEO is a long term investment that should reap rewards and ROI (Return Of Investment).

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