Whether you are in a major city like Dallas, Texas our a small community like Lancaster Texas SEO is always. SEO is a process that takes time. Anytime you get a website you want to get your seo started right away. In big cities there are of course greater populations which equal more competition. With internet technology you are not competing with business but pages. Notice in the screen shot below that when I search for "roofing contractors Dallas" on Google they display over 1.1 million pages of results not including the Google Ads.
According to yellow pages for Dallas there are approximately 735 local roofers located in Dallas, which most businesses would view as local competition. Consider that for every page online is competition. Google's search engine result page displays only 10 organic (below the ads and map) website links per page then it goes to page two and so on.
So you can see if you were a Dallas roofer for example there is plenty of pages to compete with.
Typically when you get your new website you should integrate your social media platform with the web property. Create some articles and post on these platforms to generate buzz around your business and demonstrate your self as an authority. Once the conversation has began concerning your content the internet will begin to share your content, and link back to you. This process typically takes a long time unless your instantly go viral (if you are lucky).
Because going viral is not practical for most business owners, hiring a Dallas SEO as soon as possible is one of the smartest things that you can do to help your business to begin connecting with your customers online. Remember; If they can't find you, you don't exist.
Brian Taylor - owner of E6:7 Agency, marketing & advertising expert - Specializing in web design, SEO, Internet Marketing and Social Media Marketing