Thursday, June 7, 2012

When is the Best Time, Day to Publish a Blog Post

While most bloggers would prefer blogging at their own convenience or whenever they are available. Writing and publishing a blog post at the right time may affect how much your post get shared and how many pageviews it generates. There are a few things that can guide you in knowing when is the right time to publish a blog post.

In this post, I will be looking at 4 important things that you need to put into consideration when writing and publlishing a blog post;

Web Traffic Pattern
Most blogs/websites will gain traffic from Monday to Friday and then there is a decline as the weekend approaches. The reason been that most people are busy working on those days hence the need for more information.

Blogging on those days would be more productive since there are more people who are likely to pay attention to whatever you post. Google Analytic Data shows that when there are many people on the site, it pays when you pay attention to their needs and act accordingly to what they want.

You Have Something Unique to Say
Professional bloggers recommend at leat posting once a day. This is only possible if you have something unique that you want to say. Otherwise, blogging everyday and repeating the same old story or copying and pasting the work of other bloggers won't be of significant.

Always plan something ahead and if you feel whatever you have planned is unique, support the needs/values of your readers, do not be afraid to post. Sometimes you may have so many ideas but you do not want to post everything at the same time. You can always schedule your post to be published later on or in the coming days.

Know What is Trending (Buzz)
Get yourself informed about the latest news and what is trending at a particular time. Watch news, check forums and any other media where you can get the latest news.  If there is hot news/buzz that is going around, try to look for topics related to the news but touches your niche and blog your point of view as the buzz spread.

Focus on your Audience
The most important thing to remember is to make sure that you put your audience in mind when writing any post. Create contents that appeal to your audience and be less concerned on which day it written/published. If your audience enjoy coming to your blog more on weekends, then you have an obligation to make sure that they find whatever bring them to your blog. 

Lastly, most bloggers recommend Mondays as the best day to write and publish a blog but I  believe that understanding and learning what your audience want is the best thing you  can do. Read their comments and find out what they want or suggesting. Always remember to focus more on quality rather than quantity. Your blog should be meant to serve rather to sell.

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  1. Informative article, thanks :D I already post everyday but the trending point was something I hadn't thought of using in my blog :)

  2. It always good if you cannot post every other day but knowing what is trending make your post even more relevant.