When is the best time to think about SEO when starting a new business?

Bruce Jones

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When do you think SEO should fit into your schedule?

Here are some different points in a business startup timeline to consider.

1. When thinking about starting a new business.
2. While thinking about a name for your startup.
3. When buying a new domain name.
4. Before starting your new website.
5. While selecting images for your new website.
6. When you are writing copy for your website pages.
7. After your website officially gets launched.
8. While creating your social media profiles.
9. When you are creating a press release announcing your new business.
10. When you realize website visitors and sales are not coming in as fast as you expected them to.

It has been my experience that in the real world most people pick #10, sometimes #7. ( that is when they usually call me at least :))

Entrepreneurs would have been so much further ahead if they had SEO in mind at spot #1, as soon as they had a new business idea!
 

JShivell33

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IMHO, #1 is way too early to be thinking about SEO , and anyone who recommends #2 or #3 is probably one of those people/companies that uses techniques to trick the search engines into doing what they want, which doesn't work long term.

I would definitely have SEO in mind during #4, #5 and #6, but #7 is way too late to start thinking about SEO, as is #10. You should, however, keep SEO in mind when making changes to your website, which, of course, won't happen until after your website has been published, and checking your SEO is not a bad idea if and when #10 occurs. There are good opinions on both sides for #8 and #9, but for both of these SEO should not be a primary consideration.
 

Ironcore

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Based on my own experience the right moment to start thinking about SEO is when you reach point number #3 and beyond.
 

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