Best Time To Tweet!

By Saksham Talwar

We all love to tweet our blog posts in our Twitter profile and expect to get as many re-tweets as possible.  Sometimes we don’t get enough re-tweets as we expect in some of our posts. A common blogger will think that the blog post wasn’t that good and that’s why he didn’t get as much re-tweets as he wanted. Though poor article quality is the reason in some cases, there are some another reasons as well, like wrong timing of tweets, etc.

According to research and many bloggers I have asked, many tweets fail to get a lot of re-tweets due to lack of proper timing and scheduling. So what’s the best time to tweet so that the posts gets a lot of re-tweets?

Time

According to my research and history of my tweets, I get the most re-tweets when I tweet between 6-8 PM GMT.

I checked for Tech Crunch and found that it gets most re-tweets between 3-5 PM GMT.

I also checked for some other blogs and found that most of them get most re-tweets when they tweet between 2-4 PM GMT.

The above statistics show that people get most re-tweets at times depending on their traffic. For example, I get more traffic from USA and hence the time when I get most re-tweets will be according to my traffic like where they come from, which place, etc.

From the above statistics we conclude that a blog gets most retweets when it tweets between 2-8 PM GMT. So from these 6 hours when to tweet to get the most number of re-tweets? I suggest you to tweet at 3 PM. It isn’t any special time, but is just the average of the above timings.

An even better way to get much more traffic will be to schedule your tweets at intervals. Schedule one tweet for 2 PM, then one at 4 PM, one at 6 PM and the last one at 8 PM. This way maximum Twitter users will see your tweet and you will get a lot more traffic and retweets too!

While scheduling tweets, make sure you use different messages for each tweet so that your account doesn’t look as a spam one!

A few tips to keep in mind while choosing the best time to tweet,

1.) Take your traffic into consideration

If your blog receives a lot of traffic from India, schedule your tweets for time when Indians are free such as their lunch time, evening breaks or at night. This will help you get more retweets.

2.) If your followers are local

If most of your followers are locals or belong to the same place, tweet according to the time when you think or have observed they are free and tweet the most. If you have a global base of followers, you may follow the time I have generalized i.e. 2-8 PM GMT.

3.) Analyze Your Re-Tweet Statistics

To make the most out of Twitter its a must to analyze your Twitter stats. Analyze your re-tweet statistics. Tweet one post per day at a specific time. Record the number of re-tweets it gets in an excel file neatly maintained. At th end of a week, calculate the average time when you received the most number of re-tweets. This will surely help you get a lot of re-tweets.

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  1. DailyAppNews says:

    Hi Saksham,
    I have ever tried to promote my previous blog through Twitter, but it didn’t work. I decided to make new blog, and I start to promote it. I will try your tips to promote my blog on Twitter. I hope your tips will work on my blog.

    • Anonymous says:

      They surely will work for you DAN! :) Just research your followers base properly and find an appropriate time. Wish you luck!

  2. Tech Crates says:

    Exactly said, if one tweets between the time when most of his followers are active, he is more likely to get retweets.

  3. Vibin @ Techfume says:

    Timely.is is the ultimate solution for this ! it analyzes everything(Retweets etc) automatically and then shows u the best time to tweet….

    • Anonymous says:

      WOW!! Thats really an ultimate tool Vibin. I just scheduled a few tweets using that tool. Thanks on behalf of all the readers! :)

      • Vibin @ Techfume says:

        Yeah, I was also planning to switch from Hootsuite to Timely but the disadvantage is you can only schedule 9 tweets per day (Go PRO if you want more :D)

  4. pond filters and pumps says:

    Hi Saksham, thanks for you tips on the twitter. Actually I don’t have any guide on twitt… When I feel like I like to twitt then I just twitt. but with you tips it will improve the quality of my twitt.

  5. seems very nice tips. hope it works, will try it soon

  6. Amit Sharma says:

    This was an interesting read. I guess, I’ll also experiment with my tweet timings!:)

  7. Riley Harrison says:

    I wonder it the best time to tweet correlates with peak traffic times to your website.
    Riley

  8. Great tips!! Twitter has a big part in online marketing to generate traffics. Never
    thought it also need timing to tweet..
    thanks for sharing.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, timing is important James. Proper timing can increase your visibility, click through rate and hence the traffic and earnings! :)

  9. I think the best time to get re-tweets between 7pm to 9pm weekdays. Also try to chat to some of your followers and that way they might re-tweet you.

    • Anonymous says:

      It depends on your follower base, which country they belong, their time zone, etc. 7pm – 9pm, may I Ask which time zone?

      Yeah, asking for retweets may work though I haven’t tried it yet via chatting with my followers.

  10. Suraj @SmartFatBlogger says:

    Wonderful post man, I’ve always fetched more traffic from twitter than any other social network.

    • Anonymous says:

      And I have fetched from Stumbleupon and Facebook. Actually my traffic sources graph varies from day to day!

  11. Maureen Perez says:

    I never knew that proper timing in blogs have something to do with the retweets and following like a cult. So it all depends on the time it got posted and managed that matters and not necessarily the content. Interesting.

  12. I have been looking for this information. Thank you Saksham!

  13. Geek Revealed says:

    Hi I never knew the importance of timing while tweeting. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

  14. Gregory C. says:

    This is a good assessment, but you can also just use tools like Timely.is that will schedule your tweets at the best time.

  15. A very good and informative article indeed . It helps me a lot to enhance my knowledge, I really like the way the writer presented his views. Great…

  16. Steve Ross says:

    We find that our followers are all over the map as far as response goes. But we do definitely see more activity from 1-4pm local time.

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