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How Long Does SEO Take to See Success?


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SEO is one of those mystery channels that gets a bad reputation. Why pay someone for a lose gurantee that results may appear in six month? In this presentation, I am going to show you why it took me six months to see real results for my website!

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How Long Does SEO Take to See Success?

  1. 1. How Long Does it Take to See SEO Results? By: Greg Kristan
  2. 2. Context • This PowerPoint presentation will be a case study on how it took me six months to achieve favorable SEO results • Your results may vary based on competitiveness, domain, location, and more • This presentation is to show how much work was needed to be up 74%
  3. 3. SEO Positive Results On the Next Few Slides
  4. 4. Six-Month Timeframe (Google Analytics)
  5. 5. Six-Month Time Frame (Using Google Search Console)
  6. 6. Six-Month Time Frame (Using SEMRush)
  7. 7. Visibility for *Core Service* Pages Using SEMRush
  8. 8. Target Core Service Keyword Optimization (SEMRush)
  9. 9. How Did I Improve the Organic Traffic in Six Months?
  10. 10. Decreased Load Time by 55% in October
  11. 11. Fixed a 23% Error Crawl Rate with Google in November • Google encountered 23% errors when they visited my site • Creating a cleaner crawl allowed Google to find my service pages more often and increased my organic ranks when they crawled them
  12. 12. Before and After Fixing the Error Rate
  13. 13. Received a High Quality Link in November After I cleaned up the crawl error, I got featured in the Future of Everything around SEO
  14. 14. Changed the Sitemap File to Show less Pages in December Tested a smaller sitemap to see if Google and Bing crawl my main pages more often
  15. 15. Fixed a Google Technical Crawling Error in December This tells me Google is spending too much time trying to download a page and thus not able to crawl my main pages
  16. 16. Updated Keyword Theme Focus in December • Using Google Trends, I noticed that “SEO Marketing” has more interest compared to “SEO Consulting” • I began adding “SEO Marketing” to my website
  17. 17. Recorded Videos in January + February Based on Opportunity
  18. 18. Six-Month Timeframe On What happened Load Time Optimization Fixed 23% Crawl Error Received a High Quality Link Sitemap Change Test Updated Keyword Focus Recorded Video Recorded Video
  19. 19. My Advice • Take notes on what you do because you can always reference them at a later time to see if they worked or not (I use OneNote) • Don’t get discouraged. SEO Takes Time! • Diversify your optimization with technical, traditional, and user optimizations • Pay for SEO tools if they fit your budget