I often get asked the question: How long does it take for my website to rank on a search result page? What the client really wants to know is, When will I begin seeing results? Unfortunately, there’s no solid answer. According to Google, it takes roughly three to six months, but the time depends on a number of factors. Ask yourself these questions:
- How long has my website existed ?
- What is the quality of the content?
- Am I using Search Engine Optimization techniques?
Search Engine Optimization, abbreviated SEO, is a way to rank higher on a Google search or another search engine list. It all boils down to three factors: onsite SEO, offsite SEO, and the website’s relationship with Google.
On-page SEO refers to the writing and images on a website’s pages, plus descriptions and tags added by the designer. If you have a business page, consider using specific keywords that are associated with your industry and location. Visitors surfing the Web will locate your website more easily.
Off-site SEO refers to indicators outside your website that affect your ranking. A backlink is one example. Backlinks provide an online path for visitors to find your webpage. When you publish an article, video, or company update on your site, consider ways to cross-promote. For example, post the URL on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn. The audience can follow the link to your webpage. Backlinks represent a vote of confidence. One site affirms it’s worthwhile to link to content from another site. This positively affects a site’s ranking position on search engine result pages.
Be Google Friendly
I like to tell people to make friends with Google. We can help you (or you can) create a business profile in Google My Business and appear on a Google Map. Verify your business name, address, and phone number to educate Google and other search engines about your products, services, and location. Your website educates a human audience about the benefits of working with you. Additionally, it educates Google and other search engines to attract visitors to your website.
To learn more about ranking, design, and SEO services available through Packerland Websites, email Bill@PakerlandWebsites or call 920-826-5601