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Best Times to Post on Twitter

Twitter is one of the best tools for getting your message out there and to the masses fast. It’s short, simple and to the point, if used correctly, your message, whether it be personal or for business, could receive a lot of positive feedback. Here are the best times to post on Twitter and reach your followers:

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Forget Fridays altogether: Fridays are a dead zone for most social media platforms, especially Twitter. Any post or link you tweet on a Friday might as well be tweeted to no one. You can just assume that no one will see your tweet Fridays after 3pm. The majority of Twitter followers are focused on getting out of work and beating traffic to enjoy their weekend. Forget the Fridays and choose a time that will reach your audience better.

Monday through Thursday:  Weekends are slow traffic days for Twitter because this is a time that everyone is focused on their personal lives and doing activities outside of Twitter. So give your Twitter a break over the weekend and don’t bother tweeting anything of importance. Monday through Thursday are the best days for Twitter and getting your message out to more viewers and followers.

Highest traffic: Twitter is a tool that a lot of users have on their phones and most people keep their phones close by during the work day. Twitter usage on cell phones is one thing that employers cannot monitor, and since the typical work hours are 9 am to 3 pm, this is the best time to post on Twitter.  

The best time of the day: You already know the highest traffic time for Twitter, but what about the best time of the day to reach the most followers? A smaller time window to work with is between 1 pm and 3 pm. For most people after lunch and before heading home are prime times for Internet surfing, especially on large social media platforms like Twitter. Use this time to post your most significant and important tweets.

There are several things to keep in mind considering the best times to post on Twitter. Whether it’s for marketing purposes or just to be heard, be sure that you tweet: during the week, in the morning and preferably after lunch and before people head home from work. You want to get the most bang for your buck so, so start tweeting now! Happy tweeting!

Ken Myers is the founder of & has learned over the years the importance of focusing on what the customer is looking for and literally serving it to them. He doesn’t try to create a need; instead, he tries to satisfy the existing demand for information on products and services.

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Susan Guillory

Susan Guillory is the President of Egg Marketing & Communications, a content marketing firm based in San Diego. She’s written several business books, and frequently blogs about small business and marketing on sites including Forbes, AllBusiness, and Cision. Follow her on Twitter @eggmarketing.

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