Community question: What’s an expected timeframe before I can see SEO results? Is 3 months too fast?
The Political answer: It’s the Democrats or Republicans fault.
The Short Answer: On average it takes 9 to 12 months for most businesses that can afford it. I By afford it means on average around 3 to 4 thousand dollars. I wrote a post on the investment side and why click here. IF you’ve been in business for over 5 years and have gotten recognition then it could take 3 months or even less provided you’re in a non-competitive space. I’ve seen 1 month for people whose competitors have never even glanced at SEO.
Expanded answer: That’s like asking how long will it take me to lose weight? Why? Because everyone is different. Some rare people eat cheeseburgers all day and they have 6 packs. This is the equivalent to your friend who boasts about hiring a guy or gal on Fiverr and goes on link buying sprees and gains rankings. $500 they say and you get 500 backlinks and a ton of success (whatever that means). SEO today isn’t just a marketing channel you turn on or off. Like staying in shape if you don’t do it regularly everyone else will start looking better than you. Google is a very picky romantic partner and if they spot that extra flab there go your results! Google is gone, the kids are gone! Everything is gone!!! You get the drift. 🙂 Just like losing weight, 9 to 12 months is what most people need to be happy in our experience. The biggest challenge is once you make that commitment to remain consistent and also make sure you get monthly reports from your SEO provider! 8/10 SEO companies we interviewed didn’t provide business metrics for their clients.