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As one of New York’s top digital marketing agencies, there are few questions we get asked more than “How long will it take for my website to start ranking higher?”

The answer to this question is not as straightforward as you might think. Most companies say that results start showing up in 4-6 months, which is generally accurate, but there are a lot of factors that go into determining the results of SEO implementation.

Here we’ve outlined a plausible scenario for your SEO efforts during the initial months so you get a better understanding of how soon you’ll see results.

Month 1: The first month usually involves research and a comprehensive audit of your website and content. With the results, the team develops a keyword strategy and a plan for the website redesign. In some cases, thorough research can take longer than a month.

Month 2: Using recommendations from the audit, the technical SEO work begins. If the website layout doesn’t need a lot of changes, the SEO work revolves around optimizing webpages for keywords, adding descriptive meta tags, and updating existing content. In cases where the website needs a complete overhaul, the process is much longer and can take several months.

Month 3: During this month, the SEO agency will start focusing on curating content for your website. Blogs, articles, FAQS, guest posts, whitepapers, and enhanced product descriptions are generated during this phase. You might start seeing improved ranking for your website, but it rarely translates into leads at this point.

building a presence on social mediaMonth 4: During this month, you can expect continued content creation along with the development of a healthy link profile. At this stage, you should see a healthy improvement in rankings that leads to more traffic and lead generation. This will likely not be anywhere close to your goals, but it’s good to see your SEO efforts working.

Month 5: Start boosting your social media presence and incorporating links and advertisements that increase direct traffic to your website. You can also engage in media relations or PR activities that build credibility for your business.

Month 6: Now that you’ve sorted out the technical side, the focus will likely shift towards content generation and promotion. Here your creativity and brand identity will play a significant role in the kind of content you put up on your website and social media accounts.

It’s essential to note that while you’ve started seeing results, SEO results grow with time. Continued efforts and meaningful content that’s posted regularly will help your rankings increase rapidly.

Choose a Reliable SEO Agency

If you’re looking to implement effective content marketing strategies and white hat SEO tactics on your website, work with the experts at Mediaforce. We offer high-quality website redesign, social media marketing, and search engine optimization services.

For more information, call 613-729-0500 or request your free initial consultation now.

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