How Long Does SEO Take to Work?

The short answer here is: it depends.

Many sites will try to tell you that you can see SEO results in four, six or eight months.

However, the time it takes for SEO results to materialize will vary depending largely upon the SEO efforts of your competition.

  • The number of websites you’re competing against will determine how difficult your SEO climb will be. If your competitors have sophisticated professionals supporting them in their SEO efforts, the climb is that much steeper.

Other variables include:

  • The number of quality backlinks to your site.
  • The quality of your content and the consistency of your publishing calendar.