What’s the best time to tweet?

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Have you ever had to train a puppy?

I recently read an interesting article about puppy socialization. It stated that one should throw a party or 3 in order to get the puppy used to people and to be socialized. “Puppy socialization can be a great excuse to throw a party and reconnect with family or friends you haven’t seen in a long time.”

I like the idea of reconnecting with “long lost” friends and family, yet I couldn’t help but think how hard it would be to pick a good time for everyone let alone making sure I got the message out to them.

This idea got me thinking about how I connect with my social media connections. Each day I log onto  Twitter and post messages not really thinking if my message will reach all 1400 of my followers. I didn’t think it was possible to know the best time to tweet.

So I Googled “What’s the Best Time to Tweet?”

And here’s what I found! “When your followers are online!” Obvious, right? I thought so too! I wanted to know how to tell when the majority of my followers are online. It appears that there are a couple of tools we can use:

1) TweetWhen (by HubSpot) shows you when you’re most likely to be re-tweeted. This can be a useful tool for sure, but it wasn’t exactly what I wanted. I wanted to know when people are most likely to see my tweets. Try TweetWhen.

2) 14 Blocks is a brand new site that looks into your Twitter followers activities to determine when they’re online for each day of the week. This looks like a great product!

Take a peek:

14 Blocks intro from 63 Squares (on Vimeo)

You can sign up for a free trial to see data for one day of the week. If you like what you see, upgrade your account and get stats for a full week. I’m curious to hear from you with your twitter account.

Here’s a peek at what my free trial results looked like:

When to Tweet 14 Blocks Preview

Do you have another suggestion of a tool we can use? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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Terri DaviesI’m a down-to-earth, technically savvy, modern marketing inspired designer, educator, and coach. I’ve been working online for nearly 10 years now, and early on realized I had a knack for spotting the remarkable aspects of a person or business bringing that online. I truly love what I do, and I am happiest when I am working with my team, making beautiful things for heart-centred entrepreneurs (especially when I'm doing that from my mobile office in a tropical country).View all posts by Terri Davies →

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