One of our founders, Erik Dietrich, has put together a comprehensive but concise video answering a common question you may have: “How long until I can see my blog post rank in, say, the top three results on Google?”

While the answer isn’t necessarily an easy and straightforward one, there are some helpful pointers and tips you can learn in order to get your rankings up there. There’s an art to this science.

Playing the Ranking Game

Erik is here to help you understand ranking on search engines like Google, Bing, or even social media sites. All of these sites are running experiments of sorts to see how they can provide the best experience for those who are typing things into the search bar.

So, as Erik explains, your best chance at ranking is to provide a good experience for those who are searching for things. Or, more specifically, your goal should always be to write good content that answers the question you know people are searching for and is relevant or up-to-date.

And because SEO and ranking are less like a math equation and more like a chemistry experiment, this means it might take you some time to play around with your post and move it up. But don’t lose hope! This may sound really difficult, but there are some things you can do and keep track of to see how you fare among your competition on a search engine’s result page (SERP). Listen to more advice below, and check out Hit Subscribe’s Youtube channel for some direct and helpful advice. Be sure to subscribe as well.