How Long Does It Take To See Results From SEO
The first thing to understand is that search engine optimization is an ongoing and long-term strategy. It requires knowledge in several areas including keyword research, competitive research, content creation, on-page optimization, building backlinks, and technical aspects including website structure. Last but not least, the budget must be a consideration as well.
SEO & Marketing Budget
One cannot set a budget that is more representative of a hobby and expect to build a successful business. The budget must be reasonable in terms of the goals that are desired and the timeline one is willing to accept. The more that is invested in writing fresh content, building backlinks, and performing timely on-page optimization to make adjustments that help outrank the competition, the faster you will see an increase in ranking. In addition, other factors such as keyword density, the use of semantically related keyword phrases, and even URL structure also affect ranking.
The size and population of the geographic area are a big consideration as well. Obviously, a larger area like Dallas or Chicago will be more competitive than a smaller population with fewer law firms. This is why local SEO is so important, including writing location-specific pages and optimizing your Google My Business account.
The length and quality of content have a big impact on rankings as does the frequency of adding new content. We research competitors and determine what we need to do to optimize your website content for specific areas of practice that you want to rank for and then write the appropriate content to increase rankings. In addition, we write blog posts for similar keyword phrases and link those back to the main pages internally.
Another area that can be optimized for very quick results is technical SEO. This consists of things like 404 pages, missing title tags, duplicate title tags, and more. Another area of concern that falls under technical SEO is URL structure and page speed. At FORWARD Lawyer Marketing we stay on top of all of these issues for you and correct them as needed to keep your website operating optimally.
Domain Authority Of Website
The actual length of time that it takes for SEO to be successful can be as little as three months or longer than six months. It depends on how long your site has been online, how often you update content, length of content, backlinks, and competition. Domain authority is also a factor, both for your own website as well as websites that you are obtaining links from. If your website is older it will be easier to increase domain authority than if it is a completely new site.
The bottom line is this, if you are willing to invest in the success of your business, we have the expertise to get you the best rankings possible.