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Do you need on-going SEO or would a one-time fix solve the problem?



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Do you need on-going SEO or would a one-time fix solve the problem?

SEO Experts,
Cristian created a superb topic previously about the "Most important SEO Pre-Launch tips and tricks", and I appreciate all the answers and that topic a lot.

However, I've always wonder about SEO services and how often you need them..

Imagine this scenario. I create a website, I do everything suggested in Cristians previous topic and I hire someone to do the ranking and whatever they need to do so I'm ranking high on google etc.

Would I need to have someone to do seo for me regularly or would a I be okay with more of a "one-time" fix? - I do understand that my competitors might rank higher than me on certain keywords with time, but do I benefit from doing seo on-going or to do it one time and wait until my competitors are ranking higher than me again, before I hire someone again?


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hitmeasap

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Cristian

Definitely don't wait around for you competitors to catch up with you and as far as SEO goes, there is no such thing as a one-time fix in my opinion. SEO very long term process, you need to constantly update and creating new campaigns for getting backlinks and to stay on top of things.

Even if you are currently ranking good for certain keywords, what's stopping you from targeting other keywords and gain even more organic traffic? This is often an issue I have with most of my clients, few of them understand that SEO is not a simple fix that you implement and take your mind off it.



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idealmike

Well the thing is with SEO is, you need to do it until you get good rankings with it. Once you have those good rankings, you might not need to do as much SEO again. Of course, there will always be competitors that are trying to outrank you if you're in a big niche that has a lot of competitors and rival websites competing and jostling for the same keywords that you're targeting as well. And it's always good to continue doing marketing and promotion of your site and always building high authority backlinks that can secure your site in the top spots and make it harder for your competitors to outrank you. As if you don't keep doing that, they can be and you can bet some of them will and will be trying to outrank you. One part of outranking another site is searching out their backlinks and trying to build links from the same sites as them. So you'll always need to keep trying to build exclusive backlinks to your site struck up by networking with other people, sites, blogs etc.

So SEO isn't a one time thing. It can take doing SEO over a certain time frame to start seeing results. And even then, it might be something you'll need to continue doing to hold onto those results. Do you need on-going SEO or would a one-time fix solve the problem?

I hope that answers your question!

Mike.



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hitmeasap

Thank you Mike, that pretty much answers my question!
So basically, if I want and if I feel that I'm ranking high, then I could potentially skip hiring someone to do the on-going SEO for me. But it would and could still benefit me if I let someone do the SEO for me further on too.



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Lynne

Andre from what I have experienced you will get a feel for your website, and you will get to see when you need to juice up your SEO by hiring someone to help you.

When I post new content it ranks really well... like sometimes I have had something rank #1 on Google within a few minutes of publishing I never sit down and think oh cool, job done! I quickly come and order a service to boost it, just to strengthen that spot and I do some social sharing and marketing of that post possibly even more enthusiastically than I normally would.



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hitmeasap

Thank you Cristian, I appreciate your answer!
Even though I can understand why SEO would be an important thing to have on-going, especially to rank new keywords as you said, I still wonder about having on-going SEO for a long period of time. - Let's say I've used someone to do SEO for my for a month or whatever and I'm ranking high using the keywords I want to target. Would it still be beneficial to continue with the SEO service/services or would I in reality be able to pause it and continue at a later point in the future?



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Lynne

My personal opinion Cristian is that it depends on each website and each niche. I have 3 website in different niches and one of them I have hardly worked on at all yet is it ranking the highest and it appears to just be going from strength to strength. That is my addiction blog. Google loves it, people love it and it is just kinda going on its own steam.

Then I have an online marketing blog that is doing quite nicely but my traffic seems to be kinda stuck where it is right now. I have really done a good job with my on page seo and I also do some of my own off page seo, mostly social media marketing and a little bit of backlinking. I have purchased some SEO services for this website and it really does help. This niche is quite competitive though!

Then I have my mommy blog which is not doing so good with rankings right now. I get most of my traffic from social networks but since I changed my website from being an online store to just a blog my rankings took a huge knock and I am trying to build that up again.

For a competitive niche I would say that hiring someone to do SEO on a constant basis is a must. The most important thing in my opinion is to keep the content coming, keeping it fresh and fun. Get your on page SEO done well and then start hiring someone to juice that up with off page SEO.

I always monitor quite closely the work that is done for me and I can see how much of a difference it makes. Sorry I couldn't be more specific with my answer, but I do think there are a lot of variables!



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Corzhens

My take on SEO work is that it is a chore which you have to do regularly. Take for instance the content that you upload to your site, you cannot stop creating content because your site will be considered stagnant and the ranking will surely go down. Building backlinks is also a regular thing even if you do it just once or twice a week. What’s important for SEO work is the regularity.



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