by kayme
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I've noticed something interesting with my blog traffic. I seem to get more traffic from the search engines at night than during the day. I'm wondering if it's a good idea to post at night?

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  • Profile picture of the author jmosticc22
    It definitely could help, but a lot of people will say timing isn't everything and being consistent is more important.
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Why it would be a bad thing? In your place its may be night but at the opposite end of the globe its day. Earth is not flat.
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  • Kayme,

    Yeah, it's a good idea to factor in time of inbound traffic spikes.
    But it's more important to also take note of the following:

    1. Traffic Sources -- Domains and pages where large portions of your inbound traffic is coming from; and

    2. Originating Geos -- Countries, states, cities and towns where large portions of your inbound traffic is based ...

    That's because of the following reasons:

    1. By regularly going to the domains and pages that many of them are coming from -- You can dig deeper and learn about the exact things that your ideal audience is interested in at the moment, aside from having a list of digital properties where you can reach your ideal audience and strategically position your brand by advertising and organically participating in relevant discussions across those places and apps;

    2. By knowing where many of your ideal viewers are based -- You'll be able to spice up the captivating, enticing and compelling qualities of your blog content, opt-ins, premium offers and organic social participation across relevant places and apps because you can pinpoint the hottest news stories, the most meaningful topics of conversation and the most wildly popular products in the countries / places where many of them are currently based; and

    3. By knowing the time where many of your ideal viewers are actively searching / viewing / sharing relevant content and participating / using those places and apps -- You can align your publishing, advertising, support initiatives and organic participation in your own Web properties and also across those most significant places and apps ...

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author kristen2540
    Blog is a good for high backlink for master website. Link-build in blog for your website and share your blog various traffic sources social media, social bookmarking sites and more others sites. then you will be better for best rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Day or night doesn't matter here. All you need is to continue providing epic and pillar contents that help your readers. You will see more traffic coming to your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You don't necessarily have to publish in realtime

    You can schedule your materials to get published ahead of time

    What's important is you continue to study your audience's content consumption habits
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  • Profile picture of the author priyankaarya
    No, it is not a good idea you have to use good keyword proper backlinking and good content it will increase traffic it will not matter at all you post that in morning or night
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenifer1420
    Hello, Yeah, it's a good idea to factor in time of inbound traffic spikes.
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  • Profile picture of the author msulcs
    It won't change anything because the traffic comes from search engines. They're not your regular visitors who check your site every day to see new articles, thus they're not eager to see that the last post was published 20 minutes ago.
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    • Originally Posted by msulcs View Post

      they're not eager to see that the last post was published 20 minutes ago.
      Unless we live in a world where instant gratification is the norm.

      Let's say a group of strangers are at the mall.
      They're looking for the latest and greatest Sony smart TV.

      That's their purpose. That's what they want.

      But they have a lot of questions.
      And they're unsure about a lot of things.

      Though they badly want that Sony smart TV.
      And they don't have a lot of time.

      So now, how would many of them likely to respond when they see someone handing out flyers about an irresistible discount offer for that exact Sony smart TV?

      But what if they just see the flyers?
      Remember, instant gratification.

      And keep in mind, they're at the mall.
      Lots of shops are likely to be selling the latest and greatest smart TVs there.

      Plus, they have sales agents who can quickly and conveniently answer all their questions.
      Money will exchange hands. Not later. But now.

      So what's the price of instant gratification today?
      What would many of them likely choose?

      Option 1. A $25 discount when they call the number on the flyer, look for and go to their shop; or

      Option 2. Take a few steps towards a $10 discount and instant gratification to go with it?

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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony J Namata
    When it comes to blogging, content is king. I wouldn't worry too much about timing. Even a seemingly old and buried article may experience a revival when you least expect it and without any particular effort from you. My two cents worth.
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    It doesn't matter whether you post your content in the day or in the night. All you need to be worried about is producing the best content you can whenever you post to your website. Do this and you will be getting traffic for a lifetime.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley John
    Yes definitely you should do that because this shows that your quality audience is available at night time and you can target to get quality traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    I dont think its so important when you post on blog because its not social media its important to post the best content you can and be consistent with your posting .Maybe your traffic come night because you live in east europe and you get traffic from usa
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  • Profile picture of the author Calebb97
    The time of day that you get your traffic isn't a big factor however it may be a sign that your content is ranking in other locations around the world.

    Depending on what the content is about, you may or may not be getting a benefit from other countries finding you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jefson9
    genius! Do it for a month and see what happens, on try to split and post some stories at night and some at day, and check which received more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    It doesn't matter what time of day you post. Just because you post in the evening has nothing to do with the time people read your post.

    Just be consistent with your posts and make sure to 'serve' your readers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Isaac
    The best thing to do is try it out a few times consistently and see what happens over time. Did it improve, stay the same, or get worse....
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  • Profile picture of the author stodary2000
    It is not about getting more traffic from the search engines at night
    it is about your target geographic , in simple words what countries are bringing traffic to you

    you should have a fair amount of traffic from US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand to be able to make some sales
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  • Profile picture of the author naviown
    Why not post both times? That's not possible maybe, but as everyone said. Being consistent is the key.

    You need content that people keep coming back to.
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  • Profile picture of the author stunaz
    Yes post at night.. It is when that country traffic is most active
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Umm...

    Posting on your blog at night does not ensure that the Search Engine spiders will actually crawl your blog at night.

    And even if you are lucky enough for this to happen (since Google crawls Authority Blogs first) this won't mean they'll index your post right away.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Joce
    Being consistent for sure
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    The activity of your audience will surely differ so it's not such a bad idea to use this as your advantage since you already know what time works best. However, it will still depend mostly on your consistency that where you will get solid results.
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