What’s the best time to Tweet?

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.

About the author

Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.


About Robin Barr

I was born in New Jersey, and when I was 3, my parents moved to Southern CA where I've lived since in Covina, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Laguna Niguel and now Mission Viejo. I love dogs and cats and compassionate about all living creatures. What do I do for a living? I invent problem solvers. Have you seen Cold Sores Begone™ or Canker Sores Begone™ in health food stores or online? Mine. I like using stuff that won’t kill me later so both remedies are non-toxic, safe enough for small children, and topical (I don't swallow pills easily). If you want to prevent a cold sore from materializing when you feel the early tingle symptom, apply a few drops of Cold Sores Begone™. Done. If you're plagued with those painful ulcerations inside the mouth (canker sores), apply a few drops of Canker Sores Begone™a few times a day, and it should disappear in 2-3 days. I was elated when PREVENTION and NATURAL HEALTH magazines told the world my two products work as promised. Afterall, I'm just an accidental entrepreneur. Read the circumstances of how I came to be a small business owner here, scrolling down to the paragraph header that starts with "If you're curious...". Everything above it is a repeat of this bio.
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