Twitter Marketing Tips: What Is The Best Time to Tweet?

This post was written by Internet Marketing John on June 11, 2010
Posted Under: Twitter

twitter_logo_headerWhat is the best time to tweet, if any, in order to get the most viewers to read your micro posts?

If you have ever wondered if there is specific time best suited to tweeting, you’re not alone.

Many Twitter marketers spend inordinate amounts of time tweeting their followers wondering if anybody is even looking at their Twitter posts.  Is there really a BEST TIME to make your Tweets?

Recently several studies were undertaken and suggest that Tuesday, is the single most active day to Twitter.   The second most active days for Tweeting are Wednesdays and Fridays.

The studies recommend to avoid Tweeting on Mondays and Saturdays.  These have been found to be the slowest days for any Twitter activity.

What is the best time to Tweet is pretty much a matter of common sense.

It seems logical to me, that most people will check their Twitter accounts when they first begin work in the morning, again at lunch time, and again towards the end of their work days.

Because Twitter users have a worldwide following; time zones are also becoming a factor in determining what is the best time to Tweet.

Twitter is global; so if you’re trying to tweet a specific geographical area, you need to plan your tweets accordingly bearing in mind what time zone you are targeting.

For instance; if you are planning a time sensitive Tweet to a target company in Shanghai, and you’re business is located in Atlanta, Ga., you need to do a bit of planning.

First try to get your Tweet to your Beijing company on Tuesday at either 12:30PM, or later in the day around 5:30PM.  This means that you need to send your Tweet from Atlanta 12 hours earlier than your Shanghai target time.

If you are trying to reach a specific geographical region, and Tweet during the “best time” in that time zone, you might try using timeanddate.com, or some other online time zone conversion tool.

How do you go about finding what is the best time to tweet someone?

The best way is to experiment a little.

Repost a few of your best high quality twitter posts over a couple of weeks to see which days your posts are clicked on the most.

You can use a track-able URL shortener such as bit.ly, or hootsuite, to track your clicks and determine for yourself which days of the week and at what times, your tweets are clicked on the most.

Over a few weeks, try re-posting your tweets on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the morning and later on in the evening using different content.

By re-tweeting important content several times in the evening, late evening, early morning and the next afternoon; you will be able to spot trends that will lead you to the most effective times to tweet.

If you don’t overdo it and turn off your followers with too many re-tweets, and if you’re careful about how you tweet and ask your readers for their feedback; you’ll be able to jump ahead of your competition by knowing when your posts are clicked on the most.

Knowing what is the best time to tweet someone will definitely get you more followers and increase your viewers.

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