¿Cuál es el mejor momento para tuitear? (inglés)

Posted on noviembre 7, 2012

Puesto que nuestras últimas entradas (enfocadas a aportar información de interés para nuestros clientes) sin planificación previa están respondiendo a una recopilación de datos que les ayuden a mejorar su presencia en las redes, continuamos con la tendencia y os remitimos a la siguiente información publicada en inglés.

El inglés es la lengua vehicular en muchos sectores y por ello hemos optado por haceros llegar la información en su versión original pero, evidentemente, ya que la idea es ayudar, si alguno necesitáis cualquier tipo de aclaración, ya sabéis cómo localizarnos, estaremos encantados de responder a vuestras preguntas.

Como sucede con las entradas precedentes, nosotros no hemos generado estos contenidos, la fuente es: http://socialmediatoday.com/morgan-j-arnold/977411/timing-tweets

Y ahí va el artículo:

What is the best time for a company to Tweet?

Catching the attention of individuals on Twitter is challenging at the best of times, however could it be that some times are better than others?

First we look at activity by day of week:

Tweets on the weekend perform about 50% better on average.

In particular we observe an increase in the number of comments received when a post is made on the weekend, presumably because people have more time.

Next we look at the response by time of day. Note that the while the majority of posting activity in this study was targeted at US based audiences, there is still a challenge in interpreting the data due to time zone differences. Hence we have split the day into 3 broad sections, specified in Central Standard Time.

The early Tweet catches the user

Tweeting in the evening results in around 60% more Retweets than during the day. This corresponds to a similar result we observed for Facebook Posts. Interestingly, and unlike Facebook, overnight and early morning Tweeting performed even better still, outperforming daytime Tweets by over 100%.

Aside from the availability of users, another reason that out-of-hours Tweets may perform better is lack of competition. As the charts below show, despite the poorer response the bulk of Tweeting happens during regular hours.

Business are consistently tweeting at the wrong time

Finally, we observe that despite out-of-hours Tweets outperforming regular-hours Tweets by some margin, businesses are still concentrating the bulk of their efforts on Twitter during business hours.

We believe that, in general, this means they are hitting a smaller audience at a more competitive time. The result: less than half the response levels.

As always, we need to reinforce that these are aggregate results. We observe a lot of variation between brands, and it is critically important to consider each specific situation and analyze each brand on its own merits. For example, if you are targeting a business user, clearly tweeting out of hours would not generally produce the best results.

However there are some general rules of thumb we can give to brands targeting a non-business audience:

  1. Look at tweeting consistently across the day. Unless your product demands it, do not Tweet onlyin business hours.
  2. For many products morning and evening Tweets are clearly superior.
  3. Consider tweeting at least equally across the days of the week.
  4. Take into account holidays and other cultural events.
  5. Consider that your audience may be in multiple timezones.

A día 28/11/2012 he encontrado tres infografías sobre este tema que os servirán para comparar datos. Las fuentes son: http://blog.kissmetrics.com/science-of-social-timing-1/, http://blog.kissmetrics.com/science-of-social-timing-2/?wide=1 y http://blog.kissmetrics.com/science-of-social-timing-3/ y aquí tenéis las imágenes:

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