According to Matthew Tommasi from Facebook’s The Social Media Guide, the best single time that reaches the maximum amount of readers possible would be 9:00 am PST because you’re hitting three major break times:
1) It’s the time people are arriving at work on the west coast of the U.S. and Canada, for example: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Vancouver
2) It coincides with the lunch hour on the east coast in the U.S., and
3) That time is the end of the business day in London (5pm, GMT).
Fast Company reports that the best time to get re-tweeted is 4:00 pm EST on a Friday.
Guy Kawasaki writes in his blog about repeating tweets to experiment. Take your most interesting tweets, the ones many people retweet, and post them again three times, eight to twelve hours apart. He says the volume of tweets is so high and that most people seem to check in at about the same time every day, that repeat tweets don’t get noticed much.
If you want to tweet about a new blog post, for instance, you could schedule tweets using a Twitter client like Hootsuite perhaps:
– Once every 6 hours, 4 times in a 24hr period or
– Once every 8 hours, 3 times in a 24hr period.
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And speaking of retweeting, just came across a Fast Company article from September 2009, Report: Nine Scientifically Proven Ways to Get Retweeted on Twitter.
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