What is The Best Time to Publish Your Latest Blog Article?

The time when we post our latest WordPress blogs’ articles can play a crucial role especially for a new WordPress blog.

This is because when we post our latest article to the internet and submit it to social networking site for Twitter for example, the results i.e. the incoming traffics will be huge if it is during most of the users in Twitter are active. They will have the time to spend to click on our latest article’s link, read through our article, leave comment and possibly tweet it back.

By publishing at proper timing, our latest articles will have higher possibility to get more retweets, diggs and even appear in the front page of the social networking sites as you just need the first ‘few’ retweets and diggs before your latest article promotes itself virally through the social networking sites. It can be hard to know when is the best time to publish our latest article and submit it to the social networking sites.

This is because our traffics can be from all over the world which have different time zones and have different ways of how things and life work. So, how can we know the best time to publish our latest article in our niche?

Observe The Tweets!

In the previous post – Generate Fresh and New Blogging Idea through TweetDeck., I have discussed in depth on how we can use TweetDeck’s function in getting new and fresh idea for our WordPress blog. I would like to recommend to read this post first as this post is much related with today post.


Through tweetdeck.com/, rather just used it as application for tweeting and reply others’ tweets, we can also use it to trace the trend of Twitter users’ level of activity i.e. know the period when those users are active with Twitter and what period they are not.

This can be done through simple observation.

Your Keywords is Your Key

There is function in the TweetDeck where let you to search for term/keyword and every tweets that contains those keywords will appear in new column in TweetDeck program.

Through this function, almost every minute, the column will get updated to show you the latest tweets from all over the world. In helping you to keep track on this updates, when the column get updated, there will be notifications that will inform you that how many new tweets have been added in the column.

Through this notification function, you will able to see the trend of users of Β Twitter within the selected keywords- more new tweets will be added in very updates if those users are active while if they are not, it will be otherwise.

By observing the notifications, you will roughly get the idea of what is the best time to publish your latest blog’s article and submit it to social networking sites. The result will be more accurate if you extent your observation to a longer time period rather just one day.


Although this is just a rough process, I believe that it has it is definitely a value added process as rather simply publish our latest article whenever we feel to, it will gives a rough guideline of suitable time of article publishing.

It will help to boost our incoming links’ visitors and let our visitors to have quality visits to our blog because visitors who are active and can spend their time in Twitter, will definitely have the time to visit our blog, read our articles, leave comment and promote the article if they find it worthwhile to read by others.

What do you think? Is this tip helpful? Do timing of article publishing plays a huge role in bringing more traffic? And I am happy to hear if there is other way to know what the best timing to publish new article is? I am eager to know it from you.


28 Responses to What is The Best Time to Publish Your Latest Blog Article?

  1. Rob says:

    Amazing post. I do agree it is critical to publish your post at a certain time, because that’s when traffic is highest. Also on certain days to, I think I read a article where when you publish on a monday that’s when your traffic could be the highest? Anyways, awesome post keep it up

  2. Thanks for the great article, it’s nice to see somebody getting into the depths of blogging, instead of posting generalized tips! πŸ™‚

    I’ve found out that the best time to post (at least for me) is between 7pm and 9pm, when more social network users are online and willing to spread the word by sharing on facebook or retweeting about your article.

    All the best,
    Dimitar Nikolov

  3. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    On the Monday argument, it can be valid argument as more people will be online as they have spent the weekends for family and friends instead of just staring the computer.

    They will spent more time as there more stuffs need to be check out as compared to other weekdays because they possibly have not surfed the internet for the past two days.

    What do you think, Rob?

  4. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Thank you for the compliment. I am happy to see you over here.

    Good to know about your best timing, If you don’t mind, can I know what is your niche as I believe every niches have their own best timing.

    Hope this will help someone else from the same niche.


  5. Brad Ney says:

    I think that Mondays are the best days to post your latest blog article due to the fact that everyone is returning back to their original schedule and the most people are on their computers at work. πŸ™‚

    Really like the design you have here.

  6. Brad Ney says:

    I agree with you Rob. Monday’s do yield the best return (for me anyways)

  7. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    I definitely agree with the argument.

    Btw, thank you for your compliment. If you are interested, I can give few tips (which I believe) will make blog looks great.

    Buzz me if you need any of my help. I am happy if I can help others to create a good looking blog (n_n).


    p/s: Your newly designed header will give greater impact if you replace the blue background to white. Easier to read and get ‘digested’.

  8. Avi Singh says:

    This is my first time here.
    I have to tell you that in my case, When my posts are ready I simply click on Publish button. I never thought that I have to publish it on monday or anything else so that I can get more visitors.
    But I think I have to think about it.
    Thanks for sharing this nice idea.

  9. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Good to see you Avi. Hope you enjoy this blog.

    How about you try to use my above tip or suggestions by others on the best time to publish your blog.

    Then, check your stats and see whether there is improvement in the incoming traffics. By trying, you will definitely lost nothing – what you get is either increase in traffics or good experience by trying.

    Good luck.

  10. In India (that is my target niche), I find posting on weekends to be the best. And anytime after 6pm during weekdays.

    Because here people spend more time on computers when they are free (surfing is not that common during office hours)

  11. Good tips! Will be trying some of them.

    For me, the best time for traffic seems to be between 2 and 3 pm. I haven’t noticed if certain days are better than others, but at least I have narrowed down the time!

  12. What market do you target, Erica? (If you don’t mind me asking)

  13. Hi Helmi, good article πŸ™‚

    I like to post on Friday or Saturday, but I publish 1 or 2 posts each week, so I givev enough time to my readers to read my latest content.

    What do you think?

  14. By the way, do you know why I can’t see my gravatar in my comments?

    Regards Helmi.

  15. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    For me, the most important think is to keep standard posting frequency for your site as it would be easier for your readers to keep up with the latest content.

    I don’t think that number of posts will affect much.

  16. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Actually, you have to refresh the page first for the gravatar to appear in your comments.

    Hope this will help.


  17. Anil Gupta says:

    I always prefer publishing my latest articles on Monday and Tuesdays simply because my websites gets maximum traffic on these days. And as far as the timing is concerned, I prefer publishing it in the morning or evening hours and avoid publishing any content from 10 AM to 5 PM.

  18. mytheory says:

    I never thought that Monday is the highest traffic.
    I just follow my mind about not to post, or got to post.. πŸ™‚

  19. mytheory says:

    What market do you compete in pal?
    10 AM to 5 PM? it’s my school time πŸ™

  20. I actually findout the best time to publish my articles by just publishing in different times. For instance one day I published @12:00 PM GMT, other time @ 13:00 PM, and so on. After I found out that the best time for me is between 4 and 6 PM GMT. Of course this would be different for people who live in different time zones. I live in the UK.

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  22. ariff says:

    for me I publish new entry around 2am Malaysian time. I depend my traffic highly at Gengblogger.com so in order to stay long on the top of the ping site, I have to ping my blog during non peak hours.

    The best thing is, when my post is bumped up into the “today’s popular post” section, things are safe already.

    If I have another post queued, I’d publish it midday so that I could maintain a steady traffic flow to my blog. It’s important to maximize cpm earnings.

  23. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Great tips Ariff! Good for those who blog for readers in Malaysia.

  24. Mike says:

    Since my blog is for college students I noticed the best time for me to post is on the weekend since that is when they are online. When I post during the day my notifications for the posts get pushed way back in facebook since they are logging on hours later and the most recent facebook posts show up on the top of their news feeds.

  25. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Great info Mike. Keep sharing. I am sure that with information like yours, Huzzer Magazine will be better each day.

  26. Mike says:

    Thank you. Also something I forgot to mention. I use ping fm to test my post times. I add a status update to ping fm and it sends my update with my blog post link to all of my social sites. It also has a link analytics built in so that you can see how many times your link was clicked. I use it to post a bout a blog post at different times of the day and see which one gets clicked the most. That’s how I know which time of day is the best.

  27. Mike says:

    Ping fm will also tell you where the clicks come from so you can determine the best time to update each social site with your new content info.

  28. Mike says:

    After I post something I will usually share it on fbook twitter and myspace as well. Knowing the best times to updates readers on these site is good as well. people seem to be more likely to read your blog when they are not at work

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