How long do you wait after SEO optimizing content?

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Say you have existing content that is not getting much organic traffic, and the traffic it gets has leveled off for months.

You revise the content with on page optimization, with more text, videos, and revise the meta title and description.

How long do you wait before re-evaluating?

Obviously if the organic traffic trends up in two weeks, it's a success, but if it doesn't, how long do you wait before re-evaluating? A month? Three months?
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  • Generally it takes 7 to 15 days to update your meta data.
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    • Profile picture of the author squeebo
      Originally Posted by sumitchauhan@123 View Post

      Generally it takes 7 to 15 days to update your meta data.
      By meta data do you mean all the indexed data Google keeps on the page?

      Once Google updates that so that its appearance is updated in search results, Google would need to see how the new group of users like it in those different keyword searches and adjust its ranking, right? How long might that take to see noticeable results?

      I imagine a high traffic, high ranking page would get treated with high priority if only because of lots of data on user behavior towards it, making them adjust its ranking quickly, but let's say it's a page that was getting two clicks a day.
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    At least a month. User signals could take significantly longer.
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    30-45 days atleast.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    For my sites, the maximum time is 3 weeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author bestprotrade
    Its depends. Fresh website needs weakly checkup. Because, That have reason behind this, First of all, that is new for search engine. Second, Unknown for traffic. However, Good ranking need wait for seo up to 15-20 days.
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    I think 30-45 days is reasonable, Google algorithms are taking longer and longer lately, it's important to continue to be patient.
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    Originally Posted by squeebo View Post

    You revise the content with on page optimization, with more text, videos, and revise the meta title and description.


    You didn't do anything as far as SEO other than the page title but that's not going to rank a page on it's own.

    Waiting is pointless when nothing changes (for SEO).
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    • Profile picture of the author squeebo
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      You didn't do anything as far as SEO other than the page title but that's not going to rank a page on it's own.

      Waiting is pointless when nothing changes (for SEO).
      The rest of those things don't affect SEO?
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by squeebo View Post

        The rest of those things don't affect SEO?
        • Page title = Yes
        • Meta Description = No
        • Video = No
        • More text = No

        Counting words (more text) isn't going to rank a page.
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        • Profile picture of the author squeebo
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          • Page title = Yes
          • Meta Description = No
          • Video = No
          • More text = No

          Counting words (more text) isn't going to rank a page.
          So when people talk about optimizing page content to match a keyword optimized title tag, such as using the same keywords in the content, using related keywords, and adding some to the img alt property, that strategy is outdated and no longer affects rankings?
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        • Profile picture of the author DRP
          Originally Posted by squeebo View Post

          Say you have existing content that is not getting much organic traffic, and the traffic it gets has leveled off for months.

          You revise the content with on page optimization, with more text, videos, and revise the meta title and description.

          How long do you wait before re-evaluating?

          Don't wait....you should be continually adding new, relevant content to your site.


          Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

          At least a month. User signals could take significantly longer.

          Indeed. I think the bottom line is that he should keep producing content for his site, optimizing it for search as it's in production, and keep the velocity up. Then allocate some time for maintenance and improvement on existing pages.


          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          • Page title = Yes
          • Meta Description = No
          • Video = No
          • More text = No

          Counting words (more text) isn't going to rank a page.

          LOL DAFUQ? You're dead wrong!

          • Page title = Yes
          • Meta Description = Yes
          • Video = Yes - via metadata/UX, text transcripts
          • Pictures = Yes - via alt text
          • Text (Body, H1, H2, etc) = Yes
          • + many more signals.
          What kind of bullshit answer was that!? "Only the page title matters for SEO" LOL WTF


          Originally Posted by squeebo View Post

          So when people talk about optimizing page content to match a keyword optimized title tag, such as using the same keywords in the content, using related keywords, and adding some to the img alt property, that strategy is outdated and no longer affects rankings?

          Negative, do NOT listen to Yukon because he isn't qualified to speak on SEO.
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          • Profile picture of the author yukon
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            Originally Posted by DRP View Post

            LOL DAFUQ? You're dead wrong!

            • Page title = Yes
            • Meta Description = Yes
            • Video = Yes - via metadata/UX, text transcripts
            • Pictures = Yes - via alt text
            • Text (Body, H1, H2, etc) = Yes
            • + many more signals.
            What kind of bullshit answer was that!? "Only the page title matters for SEO" LOL WTF





            Negative, do NOT listen to DRP because he isn't qualified to speak on SEO.



            Lol, what a chive.

            You're adding shit to OPs list and then saying my reply to OP was wrong. OP didn't say anything about your silly weak ass list.

            Dafuq is right, what dafuq wrong with you foo?

            Love the Brian Dean "+ many more signals" [sic], ha, ha. "Signals".

            Silly kid. Tell DigitalPoint I said wassup.
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            • Profile picture of the author DRP
              Originally Posted by yukon View Post

              Lol, what a chive.

              You're adding shit to OPs list and then saying my reply to OP was wrong. OP didn't say anything about your silly weak ass list.

              Dafuq is right, what dafuq wrong with you foo?

              Love the Brian Dean "+ many more signals" [sic], ha, ha. "Signals".

              Silly kid. Tell DigitalPoint I said wassup.

              Your entire response above, is incoherent gibberish. I didn't add anything to OP's list....I revised yours....because what YOU said was factually incorrect. Be a big boy and admit you were wrong.
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                Originally Posted by DRP View Post

                Your entire response above, is incoherent gibberish. I didn't add anything to OP's list....I revised yours....because what YOU said was factually incorrect. Be a big boy and admit you were wrong.


                What you've just said was one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read.

                At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.

                Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having read it.

                I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
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                • Profile picture of the author DRP
                  Originally Posted by yukon View Post

                  What you've just said was one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read.

                  At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.

                  Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having read it.

                  I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

                  Your consistent attempts to simply parrot back what the other person says and frame it differently, makes you appear dumber than a sack of bricks. This is the third time between two threads, that you've made me scratch my head and wonder what the hell is wrong with you. But noted....something is wrong with you.
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        • Page title = Yes
          Meta Description = No
          Video = No
          More text = No

          Meta Description also helps in ranking and also to increase the ctr for your website. A good meta description helps you to gain more click on your website even if your are not ranking at the top of SERP .
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisaresnick
    SEO is a organic process it takes time but it does depend on you how you are creating backlinks.
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    • SEO is not only about creating back-links. Ranking depend upon the relevancy, website trust, website authority , user's interaction with your website and little more on some technical things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sachinkh
    It may take 15 days ,or also it depends upon your content quality. Because its not just about creating backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author nutnight
    New website take some time to rank in google if you have good backlinks for your site then it may chances to rank early but i would say it all depend on google algorithm.
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  • Profile picture of the author Saira Alam
    Obviously if the organic traffic trends up and index your site its take 2/3 week and some time 4/6 week its depend on your competitors
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