Here’s the hard truth. SEO is not a sprint. It’s not even a marathon. It’s an ongoing mission. You have to keep the wheel spinning (but the same goes for any marketing).
So there is no simple answer. That said, here’s a rough guide:
The foundation part of the checklist can take less than 2 days to implement and you’re pretty much set for life.
The User Experience, Performance, Technical SEO, and On-Page SEO parts are more about building habits to ensure your content and site are “SEO friendly”.
It’s the Content and Off-Page SEO part that’s the long-game.
If you already have some content on your site, and some authority, you can implement the SEO Checklist and get results in as little as 3-6 weeks.
If your website is new and you have little authority, it’s more like 3 months at least before you’ll start to see results. And then you’re building from there.
The secret? Take small regular steps forward. It takes time. But it’s worth it.