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Episode 8

Ryan answers one of the most commonly asked question, "How long does SEO take to work?"

Hey there and welcome back – Ryan Kelly, your host of SEO on the Go. Today, I’m going to be answering the question that I get asked basically everyday which is, “How long does search engine optimization take to work?” Well, it’s kind of a loaded question. Think about it like this – if you’re going after a really niche key phrase, a very low competitive key phrase in a small city or a small town, it might take two to five months to work until you see some good results and see the rankings moving. If you’re going after really broad phrases in a big geography like a big county, maybe a state, it could take six to twelve months. And if you’re going after a national campaign, there’s a very good chance it could take 12 to 18 months to see good results.

But the beauty of search engine optimization is that you’re investing in a long-term strategy. So, I always tell people you want to have a diverse, kind of scientifically put together key phrase list that you’re targeting. So you should be targeting non-competitive phrases where you can come up fast; you should be targeting competitive phrases where you’ll take some time; and maybe you want to target some of those big phrases where it’s going to take a while to get to, but once you get there, that’s the big money!

So, there’s the answer to, “How long does it take?” My name is Ryan Kelly, your host of SEO on the Go. Like and subscribe to my video and my channel and check out my links below if you want to learn a little bit about me. Until next time, I’m Ryan Kelly your host of SEO always on the Go.

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