Kelly-Anne Crean

How Long Will it Take to Improve Your Website’s rankings?

14th Sep 2023 SEO Blog 1 minute to read

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In the realm of digital marketing, one question is always asked: “How long does it take to enhance your website’s rankings?” At Koozai, we understand that this is a vital concern for website owners and businesses of all sizes. In this blog, we will cover this topic.

The Gradual Nature of SEO

SEO is a marathon, not a sprint. It operates on a gradual scale, with results unfolding over time. This gradual pace isn’t due to search engines dragging their feet; it’s a testament to their commitment to delivering reliable and stable results.

Competition and Domain Age

The level of competition in your niche plays a pivotal role in determining how quickly your website’s rankings will improve. If your competitors have well-established websites with years of domain history, expect a more challenging journey to outrank them. These older domains have cultivated trust with search engines, which takes time to build.

Embracing Niche Terms

One strategy to expedite SEO progress is by targeting niche terms. These are specific keywords or phrases that, while not as popular, have a dedicated and engaged audience. By focusing on these less competitive terms, you can make notable gains in improving your website’s visibility.

The Perils of Impatience

Impatience in SEO can lead to costly mistakes. Attempting to quicken the process by acquiring an excess of backlinks or stuffing your content with keywords can trigger penalties from search engines, resulting in harm to your rankings.

Incremental Gains

For keywords with lower competition or phrases your website hasn’t ranked for previously, you can witness incremental improvements relatively quickly. This could manifest in a matter of weeks or a few months.

Major Positional Changes

If your aim is to achieve substantial shifts in rankings, especially breaking into the top pages of Google, brace yourself for a patient journey. Major positional changes may take several months or, in some instances, even years. The timeline hinges on a multitude of factors, including your competition, content quality, and overall SEO strategy.

In Conclusion

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the timeline for improving your website’s rankings. SEO is unpredictable, and influenced by a multitude of factors, some beyond your control. What remains certain is that SEO efforts will strengthen your website’s online presence, making it more visible to your target audience.

Approach SEO with a long-term perspective, knowing that consistent and ethical efforts will ultimately yield positive results.

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Kelly-Anne Crean

Head of Operations

Our multi-talented Head of Operations Kelly-Anne is also a Client Services and SEO expert, with 14 years’ of experience in digital marketing and search engine optimisation. During that time, Kelly-Anne has had the opportunity to work with a variety of exciting clients including De'Longhi (Braun), Srixon and the V&A. She’s perhaps the most organised person you’ll ever meet, and she’s also our Queen of self-defense, with almost 10 years of Krav Maga under her belt.

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