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?
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.