Congratulations on taking the first step towards a more visible and successful online store by installing the Strong SEO app! You’re probably buzzing with excitement and anticipation, eager to see your Shopify store skyrocket in search rankings. But you might also be wondering: “How long will it take to see real, tangible results?”
Understanding the timeline of SEO benefits is crucial. It sets realistic expectations and helps you plan your digital strategy more effectively. SEO is not a quick fix but rather an investment in your store’s long-term success. To give you a clearer idea of what to expect, we’ve put together this handy guide that outlines the typical progress you’ll see at various stages after optimizing your store with Strong SEO.
Stay tuned as we walk you through what to expect after 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and even 12 months of using Strong SEO. Let the journey to a more robust online presence begin!
In the First Month…
So you’ve had the Strong SEO app running on your Shopify store for about a month. You’re at what we like to call the “Foundation Stage,” and here’s what you can typically expect:
With Strong SEO, your Shopify store is now easier for search engines to crawl and index. We’ve automatically optimized various on-page elements like meta descriptions, titles, and alt tags. This initial optimization lays the groundwork for future success.
Your store may start to make its presence felt on the search engine results pages (SERPs). At this early stage, you’re more likely to see movement with long-tail keywords—those specific phrases that shoppers use when they’re closer to making a purchase. For example: “Handmade wooden coffee tables for small apartments”.
Rich Snippets Visibility
One of the standout features of the Strong SEO app is its ability to implement structured data through JSON-LD. After a month, you should start seeing the benefits. Structured data helps search engines better understand the content on your site. This means you’ll be more likely to show up as rich snippets in search results, which are those eye-catching results that display product ratings, prices, or stock availability right on the SERP.
By the end of the first month, you’ve essentially laid the foundation for your Shopify store’s SEO growth. While you’re not likely to be dominating the SERPs just yet, these early signs are promising indicators of the growth trajectory ahead.
After 3 Months: The Building Momentum Stage
You’ve now had Strong SEO at work on your Shopify store for about three months. Exciting, isn’t it? By now, you should be moving from laying the foundation to actually building momentum. Here’s what you can expect at this stage:in
Three months in, the SEO optimizations that Strong SEO has been steadily applying should start to bear fruit. You’ll likely notice a consistent increase in organic traffic. These aren’t just any visitors; they’re potential customers actively searching for what you offer.
Improved JSON-LD Boosts Conversion Rates
One of the unique features of Strong SEO is its ability to enhance your site’s JSON-LD, which leads to richer snippets in search results. These rich snippets can include product ratings, prices, or even stock availability. As a result, the visitors landing on your site are already primed with valuable information and are more likely to be in a buying mindset. This informed traffic generally results in better conversion rates.
Competitive Positioning with Rank Tracker
Strong SEO’s Rank Tracker feature is a game-changer at this three-month stage. This tool continuously monitors the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) for your targeted keywords. The best part? It alerts you whenever there’s a change in your ranking. This real-time information allows you to respond quickly, whether it’s celebrating a rise in rankings or strategizing to reclaim a lost position. With this feature, you’re not just keeping pace with competitors—you’re staying one step ahead.
By the end of month three, your Shopify store should be on a solid upward trajectory. You’ll be seeing increased traffic, enhanced conversion rates thanks to better JSON-LD implementation, and a more competitive edge courtesy of Strong SEO’s Rank Tracker feature.
After 6 Months: The Sustainability Stage
Half a year with Strong SEO—time really flies when you’re moving up in the rankings! You’ve laid the foundation, built momentum, and now you’re entering what we call the “Sustainability Stage.” Here’s what’s in store for you:
Six months of using Strong SEO should result in steady, consistent growth in both organic traffic and conversions. You’ll notice that the customers coming to your Shopify store through organic search are not just browsing; they’re buying. This is a strong indicator that your SEO strategy is maturing successfully.
Social Signals Impact
By now, if you’ve been active on social media platforms, the social signals generated should start to positively influence your search rankings. Strong SEO’s analytics can help you understand which social channels are driving the most impactful traffic, enabling you to optimize your social media strategy even further.
Content Impact with Topic Suggestions
If you’ve been working on content marketing, you’ll be pleased to know that six months is usually when you’ll see a steady influx of organic traffic coming from your blog posts. What’s even better is that Strong SEO doesn’t just analyze the impact of your content; it also offers topic suggestions tailored to your audience and industry. These suggestions are data-driven, increasing the likelihood that your posts will resonate with your target market and boost your SEO simultaneously.
Now, six months into your Strong SEO journey, your Shopify store should be experiencing sustainable, organic growth. From steady increases in traffic and conversions to the added benefits of social signals and data-driven content suggestions, you’re on the right path for long-term SEO success.
After 12 Months: The Mastery Stage
Congratulations, you’ve hit the one-year mark with Strong SEO! This is a milestone that calls for celebration because you’re now in what we like to refer to as the “Mastery Stage.” At this point, your Shopify store should be a well-oiled SEO machine. Here’s what you can expect:
After a year with Strong SEO, you should be enjoying solid rankings for several of your targeted keywords, even the ones with higher competition. The Rank Tracker feature has been keeping you informed every step of the way, allowing you to fine-tune your strategies and maintain those hard-earned positions.
All the hard work you’ve put into on-page SEO and quality content should now translate into better customer engagement and retention. Your site is not just attracting visitors but keeping them engaged, thanks to the intuitive user experience and value-packed content suggested by Strong SEO.
Reaching the one-year mark is also when you should see a substantial return on your investment. Your store’s increase in organic traffic should correlate with a robust rise in sales. At this stage, the efforts you’ve put into optimizing your Shopify store with Strong SEO should be paying off, validating that your investment in SEO has been a wise business decision.
After a full year with Strong SEO, your Shopify store should be demonstrating strong rankings, high levels of customer retention, and a satisfying return on investment. The success you’re experiencing now is a testament to a well-executed, long-term SEO strategy. Here’s to even more growth and success in the years to come!