How long does SEO take?

SEO takes time, and it’s a process that never ends

Were often asked how long will SEO take. This is a loaded question that is very difficult to answer. There are many factors that will be unique to your website and your goals. One of the main factors is your relevancy to a chosen keyword and the competitiveness of the niche. That said, you can expect results from Local SEO in about 6 weeks, but reaching your final goals can take from 6 months to multiple years.

You should approach SEO objectively, and set multiple realistic goals for your campaign. Expecting long term results to come in the short term is a formula for disaster.

When will I see results?

You will see results fairly quickly, especially amongst keywords that are less competitive. Your main keywords are the keywords you are targeting in the long term, and are generally the most competitive.

Placement Edge works with you on targeting, and we will work to make your campaign profitable as soon as possible. For example, if you would like to target the term “Dallas Lawyer” and your practice is located in a suburb North of Dallas, you will first see yourself ranking for localized terms in your actual city. Only a practice that has been established for a long period of time could possibly expect to rank within map results for the primary keyword. Over time, you could expect to rank within map results, but your first gains would be expanding into neighboring cities.

We set realistic goals for our clients and will discuss your possibilities with you in full.