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3 Twitter Tools To Determine The Best Time To Tweet

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3 Twitter Tools To Determine The Best Time To Tweet

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Recently, when we shared how to get more followers on Twitter, we mentioned about how important it is to tweet in the time, when you get maximum visibility. One trick is to tweet your post multiple times to make sure that people in different time zone will read your tweets. But instead of tweeting 10-20 tweets at random time of the day, it’s best to find the best time to tweet and get maximum exposure.

Of all things good with Twitter, the power of twitter in increasing traffic to blogs is now a well known fact. The importance of twitter for blogs/websites can be gauged from the fact that most of the blog owners now create separate accounts for their blogs apart from their personal accounts. This helps in reducing the clutter of links in the personal timeline and most importantly helps develop a focused community around your blog on twitter just like Facebook Page.

However, the only problem with Twitter is the sheer pace at which the information moves. The attention span for followers to notice your tweets can be very small. Moreover, even if you blog’s twitter account boasts of thousands of followers, only a small percentage are online to notice the links you share on twitter. What this means is that even with a twitter account with a good following may not always guarantee you a surge in traffic for your blog.

One workaround to this problem is Repeating the tweets after a certain interval. Twitter clients like Hootsuite, Tweetdeck allow you to schedule your tweets in advance. A lot of bloggers use these tools to repeat the links at scheduled intervals. This solves the problem of attention span as the chance of more people noticing your tweet increases when you are repeating the tweets. However, too much of repetition and it turns into spam which is not good for your followers.

How to get the maximum traffic through Twitter?

The answer lies in understanding the usage patterns of your followers. Basically, if you can find out the time your followers are most active on their twitter stream there lies the solution for you. If you schedule your tweets at the same time when your followers are most active, that increases the chances of the links in your tweets being clicked.

List of tools to find Best time to Tweet for Max Exposure:

When To Tweet

www.whentotweet.com works on a very simple premise “Whentotweet analyzes the time at which your followers tweet and gives you a personalized recommendation on when the best time of day for you to tweet is”. All you need to do is to enter your twitter handle ( @shoutmeloud ) and hit the button ‘When should I tweet’.

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The app starts analyzing your follower data to determine the time of the day your followers are most active. The results might take sometime based on the number of followers your account has. You get a @(mention) from Whentotweet as soon as the analysis is done. Alternatively, you can also click on ‘You can take a sneak peak here’ to see the results right there on the site. The results are shown like this,

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Tweriod

Tweriod

Tweriod is another new tool which I find very effective to find best time to use Twitter and send out tweets. It shows the time on day to day basis and you can easily integrate it with Bufferapp to add tweets in your stack. Using Tweroid is easy and all you need to do is, register using Twitter account and in some time it will find how effective your tweet was and what’s the best time you can choose. They also offer premium analysis, but a free one is good for small business or a blogger. Here is report for @denharsh Twitter profile:

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Su.pr

www.su.pr is  much more than a link shortening service from Stumbleupon. It also packs in tweet scheduling as well as analytical features based on the history of links that you share using su.pr. The service tracks all the links you share and the click patterns for these links. For the service to give you results, you need to use su.pr as a url shortner for a certain period of time to build enough data for the service to analyse the best posting times for your tweets. Given the benefits su.pr provides, I see no reason why one shouldn’t be using it as the default shortner as it is. On the right side of your su.pr page, there is a small bos which gives you a snapshot of suggested posting time. Click on the box to enlarge and you can see the ‘Suggested posting times’ recommendations

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The straight lines in the graph give you an indication of the best times for you to post your links. Since, the suggestions are based on the previous usage trends it gives a fair estimate for the possibility when your tweets enjoy the maximum attention. You can also see the recommendation as per the specific days also

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Spending a little time in using data from these tools could go a long way in determining the best possible times to schedule your tweets to increase the click through of these links.

Are there any other techniques or tools you use to determine the best time to tweet your links?

This is a guest post by Ankit who blogs at GettingMoneyWise.  If you would like to write for ShoutMeloud, check Shoutmeloud Guest posting guidelines.

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    • bryan

      Hi Ankit,

      Hmm, tweet scheduling. I never knew that scheduling your tweeting times also plays an important part in getting traffic. So of all the 3 services you mentioned, which one do you think is best or do you reckon that its best to use all together?

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