Most people trying to use online marketing for their website have heard of the term SEO. Almost all of these people have used it, or are using it, to try to do one thing: get better search engine rankings.

As it is one of the main services offered on SMG Creativos, very often we hear the question: “How long does it take to see the results?”. Read on to find out the answer to this question.

Let’s start with how to achieve these results

There are 3 main things to have when it comes to working to get the results you want. These are content, competition and link building. Each one plays a different role in getting to the top of search engine results.


Every article you read online about SEO will say that the most important thing when it comes to SEO is content. This is due to the process in which the search engines produce the results. We have already explained this aspect quite thoroughly in a previous article, but we will quickly summarize it again.

Search engines use robots that “crawl” your web page, analyze all the content and “index” it on their servers. So when a user searches for something, the search engine will put what it finds most helpful at the top thanks to the information it has indexed. This is why the quality of the content is so important.


The next point that affects your ability to rank high in search engine results is your competition. If there’s a company with similar products or services that are working on your SEO, then it can be even more difficult to get to the top (especially if they’re located nearby).

However, there are some ways to combat this. For example, something that separates your business from others. Maybe your clothes are made from recycled materials or everything on your menu is made from potatoes. Whatever it is, there is one essential and necessary thing: perseverance. Don’t give up on SEO and keep making the changes that are beneficial to your rankings.

link building

When it comes to how quickly visible changes in results occur, link building is on a par with content. Link building is something that all websites should work on and not just to improve search engine rankings. When there is a link to your website from another, whether it is within an article or appears in another way, it is another way that people can see and go to your website.

When it comes to obtaining links, in the end you will have the option that many people use. Exchanging links with other websites is a great way to develop content and build a relationship with another website owner. One thing to keep in mind though: when a search engine sees that you’re gaining links, you have to make sure they’re not too many too fast. Do it little by little, naturally.

How long does it take to finish?

Now that you have seen three key factors that affect how long it takes to see results, this will be easier to understand. At SMG Creativos we cannot say that a website will reach the first result, but our experts have a period when you should start to see results. If you are consistent, work hard, and use the methods discussed above, you should start seeing real results within the first 60-90 days. We would like to be able to give you an exact number but it is impossible; SEO is not a science, it is an art.

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