How long will it take to get a top 10 ranking in search engines from SEO?
A common question. The precise amount of time it will take until your site will rank in the top 10 search engine results will depend on a variety of factors, including the competitiveness of your keywords, the strength of your competitors, and more, including how major search engine algorithms change over time and your current positioning, the age of your website etc.
If you are in a non-competitive niche or trying to rank for your brand name, and that name is unique, you may be able to rank with no or very little SEO work done. If you are in a competitive area, even for longtail search terms such as Long Island Divorce Attorney, you may need extensive SEO work done on an ongoing basis to get first page Google Rankings. It could take anywhere from a few months to 6 months or more. If your SEO company is building links to your website, it could take months for Google to find all of the links and use them toward ranking your website.
Most clients will see initial rankings improvements the very next time Google indexes your site. For more competitive keywords, SEO is a process and can take anywhere from weeks to months. If immediate visibility on page one is needed, we recommend considering other strategies such as Search Engine Marketing i.e. Pay Per Click Marketing.
Please note the above is for Organic Rankings. If you have a local map listing on Google, for example, we have been able to get Clients onto page on of Google in map packs for competitive terms simply by making some changes to a Client’s Google Business listing. Sometimes errors in how a listing is set up can easily be fixed, and if all other SEO factors are strong, results can be seen right away. By no means is this the norm, however it is possible and we have seen it done many many times.
It’s important to remember that SEO really is a process. Vet your SEO company carefully before hiring them so that you can be confident that you have made the right choice.