Is it just me… or does it take much longer to see rankings results these days?

I've been creating and ranking web sites since I was in high school. Obviously Google has changed a lot since then. One of the things I'm noticing these days is it feels like it takes so long for a web site to respond in the rankings anymore.

You can attract super high quality links, make fantastic content, get a social media following… all of it. Yet I've still seen sites like this take as long as a year to truly "pop"

  1. Am I crazy, or is EVERYTHING taking longer these days?…

Is it just me… or does it take much longer to see rankings results these days?