For a description of what SEO is, you can visit Wikipedia
. If you don't care to know all the details, I'll give you the best description I've heard for the non-geek:
Two important definitions:
ORGANIC: you guessed it, "natural", without additives.
PAID: Adwords, Pay-Per-Click, etc... all the stuff I don't care for because it's not sustainable. When you stop paying, you disappear.
So... Back to SEO,
It's like high school all over again. It's a popularity contest. I can make your website look pretty. Heck! Even your customers will think it's pretty. But now we gotta make sure we look pretty for... Google.
That's right. All the bells and whistles on our site will mean JACK if we don't have it built the way Google likes it.
- We must be relevant in the content we have,
- We have to be original,
- We gotta be popular
The list goes on and on... I'm sure if you're THAT interested you'd be reading the wiki link...
The point is - I know what Big-G man likes to see and I can make sure your website has it.
Regardless of what anyone tells you, the reality is that depending on what business you're in, how much competition you have and what kind of competition it is, IT WILL TAKE TIME. Period. How long? It will depend on those factors I just mentioned. Anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.