How Long Does It Take to Boost Your Google SEO Rankings? | 1 Month, 12 Month, and 2 Year Timeline

By | August 14, 2019


Everyone’s telling you to
invest thousands of dollars or thousands of your hours into SEO. And if you do, when
should you expect results? The last thing you wanna do
is spend thousands of dollars or thousands of your hours and be like, “Mm, it’s not working.” That would just suck. Hey, everyone, I’m Neil Patel, and today I’m gonna share with you how long it takes to see results from SEO. (bright music) Here’s the thing. With neilpatel.com, when I first started, I quickly got up to 9,000
visitors a month from search. Within a matter of 12
months, you fast forward, I went to all the way to
roughly 89,000 visitors a month from Google, right? So in one year I almost 10xed my results. You fast forward another 12 months, I hit over 450,000 visitors
a month from Google. So in two years I went from 9,000 to 400 and roughly 50,000
thousand visitors a month. That’s a huge increase, right? Just think about that. Nine to 450. That’s crazy. Now, you’re not gonna get
the same results as me, because when I started neilpatel.com, this wasn’t my first rodeo. I’d been in SEO for long
time, well over 10 years. When you first start SEO, in the first three months you
should see more impressions. Go log into Google Search Console and go look at Search Analytics. You will see how many
impressions you’re getting. As the first three months go by, your impressions should be going up. If they’re not going up, you’re probably doing something off or you’re in a competitive space. Within six months for sure, the impression count should go up. And within your Google Analytics, you should see traffic from Google other than terms from your brand name. Yeah, you already may be
getting a lot of traffic for your brand name, but you
should be getting traffic for keywords outside of your brand name, even if it’s not a lot. So in the first six months, you should be getting
traffic from key terms that aren’t your brand name. Within a year, things should
start really kicking in. Within two years, that’s when
you’re gonna see the bulk of your SEO growth. By then you’ve built up your
authority and trust in Google and you just start ranking
for almost anything. Now, here’s a caveat. If you’re not building links and you’re not writing a lot of content and you’re not getting
social signals to your site, it can take even longer to get rankings. So, to get results within the
timeframes I’m giving you, you need to be publishing at
least one blog post a week, building at least five
to 10 links a month, and you need to be promoting your content each and every single
week on Facebook, Twitter, and any of your other social profiles and be getting engagement. If you do that, you’ll get results within the first 12 months, but you’ll see the bulk
of your results come within the first two years. (bright music)

40 thoughts on “How Long Does It Take to Boost Your Google SEO Rankings? | 1 Month, 12 Month, and 2 Year Timeline

  1. Android Mods Apks Post author

    Aweome sir…….make a video on…..visual composer in wordpress plz

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  2. Moto G5 Post author

    Great video sir.
    I have also get certification in digital marketing from Google.
    How can I get job at my place or is there any chance to work with you.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thanks

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  3. Bhartendu joshi Post author

    Everything is good but I have not got even a single link till now. I have been blogging for nearly 3 months now but not even a single link in my niche. I am very bad at making contacts.

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  4. Adeel Khan Post author

    Hey Neil
    Awesome Video as always,
    Kindly recommend some lead generation tools, so we can cold Email and convert prospects into clients.

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  5. Abhishek Rajput Post author

    Neil what it takes to verify fb Page or Instagram profile.

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  6. Sanjay Shinde Post author

    Thanks Neil once again for your honest opinions. SEO seems a long and ardous path, and no guarantee that Google will be the same, it is difficult to predict results it seems. Need a lot of patience. Hats off to you.

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  7. Sabyasachi De Post author

    Hello sir …..I have a website…I am posting article regularly…bt my traffic was not growing…what to do…..also I am making 10 backlink par week

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  8. Motaharul Hasan Post author

    Thank You, sir For Your Important Information Share With Us.

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  9. Sherad Louis-Charles Post author

    Any outliers you've seen that outpaced that? Anything beyond a word of mouth viral product/service?

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  10. 5lionstudios - Mahesh Panchal films Post author

    Thanks for the video it's been one month's and I can see some impression in console. Can u also make a small video on plagiarism like up-to what percentage it is acceptable stuff like that

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  11. John Gustav Kleppa Post author

    Always clear and helpful videos. Where have you been all my life, lol

    Thanks Neil 🙂

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  12. ARPATech PR Post author

    very understandable and helpful video. keep up the good work neil

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  13. Gurjeet Reehal Post author

    My site is in sandbox how long does google do this for?

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  14. Sumit Barik Post author

    I have a blog of 5 months. But traffic is almost zero. Can you review and tell me the reason?

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  15. Kunal Parihar Post author

    This is the first ever ad, which I explicitly clicked to watch lol.
    All hail Neil Patel

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  16. Hownetinfo Post author

    Many site POsted a post in which share seo in 2018 so what is your thinkink about seo in 2018 please make on video on how to do seo in 2018

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  17. Shopify eCommerce Post author

    Hi Neil Can You Please Tell, Which is the best WordPress Theme I can use for making a Niche Affiliate Website. It will not only make my day it will make my year..Thanks

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  18. Ajay Patel Post author

    I want to boost my main website… SO, I use 301 expired domain redirect to my main website… Sir, I want to know which type expired domain require or How much DA and PA required? I the redirected domain is related to my main website? Is that domain back link affect my main site rankings? Please Tell Me Sir the solution of this…

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  19. Thirteen Hales Post author

    Super helpful video. I did wonder how long it would take.

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  20. suraj mourya Post author

    Plz tell me how to increase google my business rank

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  21. terry mais walters Post author

    I’m paying an SEO company monthly how long should I be paying for SEO service

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  22. Andres Hurtado Post author

    Yo Neil!

    Thank you for all of these video's and knowledge that you are sharing with, I cannot say it enough because of all this content you are giving us. Moreover, I have been watching you for the past 5 hours and just been soaking up all of this goodness-its like I'm in school again(GOOD school lol). On a different note I am trying to come up with a marketing plan that I want to launch next week. You said that we should do at least one blog, 5-10 links per month, and promote content on all social media platforms. Apart from the one blog post a week. what are some the 5-10 links I should be uploading and what kind of content should I be creating? Im in real estate so I can see myself sharing links on facebook and instagram from other websites giving informative suggestion on home buying? Also, for promoting content should I be making facebook & Instagram canva ads? Please take the time to get back to me whenever you can! Again thank you for your work an inspiration!

    Respectfully,
    Andres Hurtado

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  23. Hussein Alaskar Post author

    Hi Neil ,I have a job search engines that aggregate jobs from other job boards mainly UK and USA.I am doing SEO for about 4 months I see that my position and clicks increased(in my web master tools) since I started SEO but still I get 200 click per month and about 400-500 impression a day and I keep getting impressions from new keywords is that good? (I am worried from people keep telling that you are in competitive field but i believe there is no field in seo with no competition)

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  24. The Doctornaut Post author

    Hey Neil, hope I'm not too late to this party. You mention to do at least 1 blog post per week, 5-10 backlinks per month, and social media promotion. This looks like a good baseline for growth.

    My question is, have you noticed a point of diminishing returns? I'm planning to have 2-4 1,000 word blog posts published every week, in conjunction with the skyscraper method, among other link building techniques. Is this overkill, in your opinion?

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  25. Sahil Sharma Post author

    I started 2 days ago blogging and i got 1.2k visitors

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  26. Dr. Marie Fang Post author

    Thank you for your videos and resources! I spent 2 years doing everything I could to boost SEO and I paid an SEO professional, only to see no difference in my rankings. I found your SEO analyzer tool a month ago and I’m already ranking without even having completed all the recommendations yet. Thank you!

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  27. Kayin Zeng Post author

    How old should a website be before it gets ranked? For example if my website is just 1 month old, but already have like 10 posts/pages targeting low competitive keywords, it is already eligble for ranking?

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  28. kd jun kd Post author

    Hi sir i need your help .
    I have 6 month old blog but i am not getting traffic on my blog

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  29. Affiliate Watch Post author

    Thanks man, good suggestions. Its been 6-7 months and Im now getting 1k+ impressions a day in search. Seems to be going up really fast the last two months.

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  30. nikhil choudhary Post author

    sir, I can upload article twice a weak and can create backlinks too but social media is hard for me, so does it work

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  31. Imperial Homes Post author

    Normally a fresh website takes 3-6 month to rank top ten in Google.

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  32. Richard Livitski Post author

    Are Impressions and Visitors the same thing? If not, what's the difference? Thanks!

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