What's the best time to post to your blog?

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Hey Warriors, I was wondering when would be the best time to post to your blog? I usually try to do it first thing in the morning to catch the most eyeballs. But, I just wanted to see what you warriors thought about it. What do you think is the best time to post to your blog to catch the most viewers. Let me know. Thx.
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  • Profile picture of the author iangh
    Personally I don't think it matters as long as you are consistent and chose your day/days/time and then as your blog becomes more noticed by blog hopping, guest posting your readers will become aware of the day and time you publish your new post.

    Let people know when you intend on publishing, be consistent and stick to that day or days, I'm not sure time is as important and you will get followers as long as you are writing good content.

    All The Best
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
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    • Profile picture of the author megamind22
      Originally Posted by iangh View Post

      Personally I don't think it matters as long as you are consistent and chose your day/days/time and then as your blog becomes more noticed by blog hopping, guest posting your readers will become aware of the day and time you publish your new post.

      Let people know when you intend on publishing, be consistent and stick to that day or days, I'm not sure time is as important and you will get followers as long as you are writing good content.

      All The Best

      Well said mate cause timing doesn't really matter as long as you're posting consistently. Is quite different if you're sending newsletters out to your readers and updating them about your latest post.
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  • Profile picture of the author yupsam1
    you need to take cognisance of your preferred audience. if your preferred audience is say tier 1 countries like USA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM. you need to do a little maths to set the timing to say 10:30am. that's the best timing for receipt of mails.

    ...my thought!
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    • Profile picture of the author Cleeby
      We prefer mornings, too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    It depends on your market and what you are trying to accomplish.

    When I had my MMORPG site running hard, I would post new content on Friday mornings. 80% of my traffic visited between Friday morning and Sunday night.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    FYI, earth has more than one timezone.

    Kind of makes the whole best time to post meaningless, unless you're a local business that only cares about one GEO location.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      you need to do a little maths to set the timing
      Something to consider when you are located in Oregon and using an IP in Nigeria....
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    If you're linking your publication timing to your social media accounts, check your stats to find the time window where there's maximum content engagement. Even if you're not using social media autopublishing of your new posts, pay attention to your stats regarding engagement timing.

    Otherwise, it shouldn't matter. Seriously.
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  • Profile picture of the author wfletch24
    Something else to consider is when you promote your content. To me it is more important to promote the content at the right time than to post it at the right time. I want to promote my content when my audience is on Facebook the most etc.

    Also, as someone else has mentioned being consistent with your posting schedule can be helpful because people will know when to expect new content. Even if they don't view it when it goes live they will know when it is available and they can check it when its good for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnhossain1971
    Most of the time, I post at the morning. So you can post your blog to your targeted audience time zone first time or, morning. So you need to careful about your targeted audience Time zone or , GMT/ PST. Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You can post it anytime you want. Some readers are at work in the morning. Some go to work in the afternoon. Some work on the weekends. So it's impossible to reach everybody at once. Just keep the content great, and your followers will come back to read more info when they're ready.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      now a days many folks work on shift..

      Especially F & B industries , etc

      they operate in 24 hours...

      thus bound to have some folks surf net and are around.

      This is how i feel.
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    Depends on what side of the equator you live in! If you live at least 20 nautical miles north of the Equator then I would post at 3:00 am and if you live within 20 nautical miles south of the Equator, I would post at 7:00 am.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelAppleton
    There is no hard fast rule for this one, you will need to take a look at where a majority of your visitors are based geographically and when they are most active on your site.

    All of this information will be available within your google analytics account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mehdib
    Oh it matters, oh it does matter. There is although no one rule fits all in this situation, since everyone has their own different audience. When you post a blog you must be able to see the times that users open and read your posts. What I did with some of clients' blogs and email marketing was to run tests in couple of months. Posting various times of the day and week and compared analysis. This comparison helped me to find the best time for each and make the most of it every time I post.
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  • Profile picture of the author AffEngineer
    8-9am or 4-6pm.

    I blog anywhere in there as my FaceBook Pages see most activity then.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    Do some research if you are targeting specific niches and locations.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin timothy
    I would say that anytime is a "great" time
    to post to your blog, as it's the long term
    effect of your blog post is the real benefit.

    Sure, you may pin point the best time to post
    for the sake of readers in that moment, but
    I think I would rather have a post with
    excellent SEO to attract search engine visitors
    for months (and sometimes years) to come.

    Of course, that post should have evergreen content
    to attract valuable traffic over the long term.

    Anyone else agree or disagree?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    I think the issue here comes down to the idea that to the OP, it seems a post is a "fire and forget" kind of thing you do once and never look at again.

    But we've all seen blog experts remind us again and again that while some of your time should be spent writing your blog, most of your time should be spent promoting it.

    This means promoting your post on several occasions by sharing it through social media.

    This gives you the opportunity to use different hooks at different times to different audiences. I have readers in the UK who are well along in their afternoon by the time I've reached mid-morning, and Pacific coast readers who are still asleep by the time I've fired up with a couple cups of coffee and wonder, "Why the heck isn't everyone else here along with me?!"

    So have a promotion plan for your posts. Think about different potential audience segments you may have, and what focus they may be most interested in when it comes to your latest post.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    In my opinion - doesn't really matter. What does count is how much content you create a week? How many blog posts do you create a week?
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    • Profile picture of the author greatness008
      Originally Posted by extrememan View Post

      In my opinion - doesn't really matter. What does count is how much content you create a week? How many blog posts do you create a week?
      Thx for all the excellent ideas. I try to blog at least once a day. And, yes I do promote through social media of course. I also do SEO with a plugin on my site. I think morning is a good time as well as after people get off work from what I have gathered here.
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  • Profile picture of the author oskaroskar
    It depends on your audience. Not everyone in this world wake up in the morning so the only best time to post something on your blog is when your audience is expecting it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
      I like Jason's advice. Spend the majority of your time promoting your blog post and it will not matter what time you publish it because you will be driving new traffic 24 hours a day eventually anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        More important than time of day is posting when you have something worthwhile to say.

        Posting purely for slavish adherence to a s schedule tends to lead to uneven post quality at best. And piles of digital manure at worst. Neither is particularly good for your image, reputation or business.

        As others have mentioned, timing your promotions for the times when your won audience is most likely to engage is much more important than timing the actual post. If that were not so, then any post would have a maximum shelf life of a few hours at best.

        And we all know (I hope) that going back and promoting the best of your past content from time to time can work very well...
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        • Profile picture of the author discrat
          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          More important than time of day is posting when you have something worthwhile to say.

          Posting purely for slavish adherence to a s schedule tends to lead to uneven post quality at best. And piles of digital manure at worst. Neither is particularly good for your image, reputation or business.

          As others have mentioned, timing your promotions for the times when your won audience is most likely to engage is much more important than timing the actual post. If that were not so, then any post would have a maximum shelf life of a few hours at best.

          And we all know (I hope) that going back and promoting the best of your past content from time to time can work very well...
          Very well said. And couldn't agree more.

          And I love the phrase "digital manure". That's classic.

          And spot on
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex The Lion
    The morning is probably a good idea though I doubt it matters too much. Post times have an effect on social media because the post gets lost in the stream pretty quickly after it is posted, though your blog post will be available on your homepage for a good amount of time.
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