Have you ever wondered why your links aren’t being clicked on Twitter? I think that you probably did. According to my humble thinking, it’s either because your followers dislike you so much (which is not possible as they can simply unfollow you and end the headache), or when you’re tweeting, your followers are sleeping. In order for you to make sure that your Tweets get noticed, read and clicked, you need to determine the best time when your followers are most active.
So what are the best times to tweet?
According to a study (The Science of Social Timing Part 1: Social Networks) conducted by Dan Zarrella (@danzarrella) and HubSpot, the best time to tweet in general is at 5 PM. In this time, your post has the tendency to get the maximum number of retweets according to this study (and that’s what you exactly want). While this is a general rule that could be applied to most profiles, it’s not really enough to determine the best time for you to Tweet. Because of this, here are top 3 best time to tweet tools that can measure when your followers are most active so you can get your Tweets in front of them:
This is probably my best free service. What Tweriod does is analyzing your Tweets as well as your followers Tweets in order to determine the best time to reach most of your followers. After they make the analysis (the time depends on how much followers you have), they’re going to send you a detailed report in your email inbox or as a direct message in your Twitter inbox (your choice). The reports that this service sends you contain the best days as well as best hours when most of your followers are online in order for you to take advantage of that and Tweet at those particular times. They also offer a premium analysis if you want a more advanced and detailed report.
This service is actually different from the first one. What is does is basically telling you what’s the best Tweet that got the most retweets. This information will help you replicate those results by posting in that particular time. If you want to take complete advantage of this service, you need to experiment tweeting at different times in order to get accurate results about when you will have the most retweets.
There are actually many other services that provide feature along with many others, but these 2 platforms are the most comprehensive ones among them. Upon these results, you can go directly and start implementing their recommendations and you’ll be surprised by the results.
So do you use one of these free services, or do you have others in your arsenal?