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How much time should I wait between on-page SEO changes?

4:29 pm on Aug 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am just beginning to do what many of you have been doing for years.... I'm tracking my keyword rankings on Google, Yahoo and Bing with the plan of trying to improve my rankings through on-page optimization (part of an overall plan).

Two questions:

1. How long does it take for on-page changes to effect KW rankings?

2. After the rankings update, should I immediately try to change low ranking pages, or is it better to wait some time between changes?

1:56 am on Aug 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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1. A couple of weeks usually, sometimes less, sometimes more.

2. You can try. It may or may not have much of an effect. I'd try building another web page and linking it to the troubled one first. Wait a couple weeks. Then do on-page optimization, wait, then build another page with different links naturally flowing from unique content, wait, then optimzation ...

2:41 am on Aug 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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There is no automagic answer. If there was folks would be using it and there'd be no queries "How do I do this..."

What does make sense is to make changes. Wait for a full crawl. Wait a week after for results. Wait a week more before making changes (to give yourself enough info as to what to change). Then proceed.

All this works at a snail's pace. It will not happen overnight either way.

2:46 am on Aug 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Nice info. Thanks.

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