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How long does organic SEO take?

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How long does organic search engine optimisation take?

Specialising in search engine optimisation in Devon for over six years’, this is one of the most commonly asked questions received: “How long will it take for my website to appear on Google search results, for the agreed keywords, through organic SEO?”

Many companies who spam your inbox with promises to get you to the top of Google within just a few days for a small fee are dishonest. The truth is, search engine optimisation is a long term, ongoing plan to improve how your business performs on Google. The time it takes to get your site visible on Google will be dependent on a number of key factors including; type of website (e.g. local or ecommerce), your location, competition within your industry, keywords you are targeting and your company’s current website positions on Google.

Getting to page one of Google through organic SEO

Getting to page one of Google through organic search engine optimisation will require a multitude or great content and links which explain your key services/products in great detail. A website which has no authority and is brand new or hasn’t been built yet, looking to score for super competitive, national keywords, may not begin to see results for over a year.

As a general rule of thumb, if you have a brand new website attempting to score for competitive keywords, you can expect to being seeing results within ten to twelve months, or non-competitive keywords within one to two months. If you domain is already established on Google, and you are already scoring for selected keywords, the battle is slightly easier. You can expect to see results within three to six months for competitive keywords, and within a month for more niche search terms.

In summary, getting to page one of Google through organic search engine optimisation is no easy task. It requires a great deal of content strategy, on page and off page SEO, and time. It is also beneficial to ensure your brand is consistent and positively portrayed across all online media i.e. social media accounts, Google maps and your website (in particular, your business address and telephone number).

If you are looking for a search engine optimisation specialist in Devon, get in touch for a friendly chat to see how we could help.

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