First what you need to know about SEO is that good, legal, white-hat or whatever you wish to call it, SEO takes time. It doesn’t work overnight and it doesn’t bring instant traffic. Good SEO takes time to be effective and to show real, quality results.
Why is that you ask yourself?
What every site owner needs to know is that getting 10,000 links to your site in a matter of days, or even weeks, will sure as a day send a red flag to search engines that your site is trying to cheat its way to the top. This will especially be suspicious if your site is less than 2 years old.
Search engines like sites that have been around for a longer period of time and, in fact, they favorize those sites over the ones that have just seen the light of day. If your site is brand new, or less than 2 years old and, you get thousands of backlinks in a short period of time it will alert search engines which may get your site banned as it is a common indicator of unethical or black-hat SEO. We all know, if that happens, you’re doomed as there is no way to get your site back to search engines. No search engines, no traffic, no business, no money! Simple!
This is why it is always a good idea to consult and hire an SEO expert to do the job for you and make sure your site doesn’t get thrown out of search engines. You should to know that great SEO will take even up to 6 months to show some good results you’re after.
Just remember – SEO is a long term play! You can’t rank your site overnight and get tons of traffic. Effective, ethical SEO takes time as well as patience…