Hey, guys! I just read a post today, and it said: The art of good, white hat search engine optimization has been adopted a little slower in Germany in comparison to other countries. So on the positive side, your ability to execute campaigns by following the rules will get you long-term benefits. On the negative side, because a lot of black hat SEO practices are deployed over there, you may find your competitors getting pretty ruthless. The mentality is that search optimization is more manipulation than it is an art or a science. Stick to your guns, compete with them on quality and content, have a little patience, and eventually you'll find that it's one of the best markets in Europe. So I got a messages from it: German SEO needs longer time to make effect show on a website, isn't it? And it still works for the german sites? This post was written in 2010, and about the original post, you can visit search engine watch and search this post. Sorry, I am not allowed to add a link. By the way, we have English, Japanese, French and German sites, and also doing SEO work for them. And English, Japanese and French sites's traffic get a big rise in 6 months, but this doesn't work for German site. So I really want to know whether it is result from this reason - it needs longer time to make effect show on site. Thank you very much!