This post originally appeared on neilpatel.com
Everyone thinks SEO is a long-term game… that you have to wait months if not years to see results. And, maybe that was the case a few years ago when content was still king.
With Google making 3200 algorithm changes in just one year, their goal isn’t to make a website wait a year or two before they are able to achieve a top spot.
Instead, they want to show the user the right site as quick as possible. It doesn’t matter if the site has been around for 10 years, or 10 days.
How SEO has changed
It used to be that if you want to rank well, you would have to create tons of long-form content and build links.
Or have a really aged domain with history. But as Google has clearly stated, having an older domain or even a new domain won’t affect your rankings.
And sure, those things still matter today. But there are over 200 factors in Google’s algorithm.
In other words, there are other tactics that produce quick results.
For example, a few weeks I wrote a blog post about FAQ schema and how you can see the difference with your Google listing in 30 minutes.
Literally, 30 minutes.
That kind of stuff wasn’t possible before.
And SEO is no longer just a game of ranking on Google. There are tons of popular search engines like YouTube, in which you can get results in 24 hours.
Their algorithm is a bit different than Google’s in which if a video does really well in the first 24 hours of it being released, it will get shown more and rank higher.
In essence, you can take a top spot on YouTube in just days, no matter how competitive the term maybe.
You are full of it Neil?
Look, I’m not trying to say you can rank for “auto insurance” on Google within 24 hours or achieve unrealistic results, but you can drastically grow your search traffic in a reasonable time if you follow the right tactics.
It doesn’t matter if you have a new website or an old one.
So how do you get results faster? What’s the secret?
Well, I have a Master Class that will teach you how to double your traffic, but you’ll have to wait till Thursday.
I’m going to be introducing something new in which you can get more search traffic in 30 days.
All you have to do is take one simple action each day. And the action is so simple that it shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes.
PS: Don’t forget to add the Master Class to your calendar. That way you’ll get notified on Thursday when it comes out.