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Will I get more traffic to my blog after six months from launch?

The real SEO benefits will come to you in about 6 months or more. The reason for this delay is that your new web site needs to have quality content, engage users, get contextual links, garner social signals and so much more. This all takes time.

It took me close to 10 years to achieve significant results from all of the efforts that I’ve put into SEO.

Seriously, you shouldn’t expect an immediate effect. It doesn’t matter how smart you are. Instant gratification just doesn’t work with SEO. SEOs focus on the long-term, and on satisfying the user with their site content.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying successful SEO will take years to show results. I’ve seen people with new web sites that started organically generating dramatic search engine traffic and rankings within 3 months.

One of those success stories belongs to Perrin Carrell. Not too long ago, he picked up a cute little puppy. While he was looking for the best food for his new friend, he got frustrated, because search engines weren’t providing the right answers – because there weren’t any to be found.

So, Perrin built a web site specifically for the purpose of providing rich content on the same issue he struggled with.

And, in just 6 weeks, using the power of guestographics, he was able to boost organic traffic with 1000%.

Perrin isn’t the only one who’s seen quick success with SEO. Servando Silva recently shared an inspiring story about his niche site. It went from 0 to 400 visits.

That said, these case studies and success stories are not the norm. They’re possible, but not common.

You might think that these people did a lot of work (of course they did) to achieve their success. But, then again, there are people who sweat day in and day out – creating content, promoting it and getting links, but still struggle to rank highly in Google.

Often, these people quit.

Obviously, one of the core reasons why they quit is because the immediate results they were expecting weren’t forthcoming.

On the other hand, if your site is new (especially if it’s a niche site), forget about immediate rankings. Instead, focus on content and promoting it legitimately.

Don’t try to get links at any cost. It’ll only backfire and get you penalized. If you’re looking to make quick sales from your niche site, focus on PPC advertising through Facebook, Google AdWords, Instagram, LinkedIn and other search engines.