The saying “timing is everything” is especially true on Twitter. If you want your tweets to be discovered you should be tweeting when most of your followers are on Twitter.
You can make the most of Twitter by tweeting at optimum times: when most of your followers are on Twitter. In two easy steps, you can align your tweet timing with when your followers are most active on Twitter.
When you send a tweet, you’re sharing your information with a subsection of the world: your Twitter followers. They are the people who care enough about what you have to say to follow you.
Do your tweets appear in their Twitter stream at the right times? Are you the most active on Twitter when most of your followers are using the site?
Trying to align your tweets with your followers’ activity may seem impossible, but you can do this easily with two tools: Buffer and Followerwonk. Using your Buffer account and the Followerwonk website you can easily schedule your tweets to be posted when your followers are the most active.
➲ See, Buffer: The Twitter Tool You Should Be Using for more information about Buffer, a tool that lets you schedule the timing of your tweets.
Step 1 – Analyze Your Twitter Followers
Head to the Followerwonk website and click on the Analyze followers tab.
Enter your Twitter ID in the box, then click on the drop down menu and choose “analyze their followers.” Click “Do It” to get Followerwonk working for you.
In a very short time you’ll see your results. Followerwonk will give you copious quantities of information about your followers, including their location, influence, gender, ages, activity levels and languages. You can also find out how many followers your followers have and how many people they follow.
Scroll down to see the blue bar graph of the most active hours for your followers:
Next, scroll down to the green bar graph to see when you tweet the most:
Compare the two bar graphs to see if the times when your followers are most active are the times when you’re tweeting the most.
My most active hour to tweet, 9 am, is not the most active time for my Twitter followers. My followers’ most active hour, 1 pm, isn’t a time when I’m sending out very many tweets.
Step 2 – Optimize Your Tweeting Schedule
An especially useful (and cool) feature of Followerwonk is that you can click a button to automatically schedule your tweet times on Buffer according to your followers’ most active times on Twitter. That’s right, with a single click of a button you can let Followerwonk set your Buffer schedule to post your tweets when your followers are most active. So simple!
Look below the blue bar graph showing the times when your followers are most active on Twitter and you’ll see an orange button. That button lets you link your Followerwonk account to your Buffer account to schedule your tweets.
Just fill in the box to tell Buffer how many times you want tweets sent out from your account each day and then click the orange button. Voila! You’re done.
Now, when you send out tweets using Buffer the chances that they will be seen by your followers will be greatly improved.
Other Cool Followerwonk Information
Followerwonk is filled with other useful information about your followers. Take some time to review your results to learn more about those who are following you on Twitter.
Check out the color-coded map to see where you are most popular:
You can learn about your followers’ social authority rating and see what yours is. You can also see word clouds generated from their Twitter bios and locations.
If you’re a fan of data, you’ll enjoy exploring all of the information Followerwonk provides about your followers.
Did you check out Followerwonk? Do your tweet times align with when your followers are most active? What other interesting information did you discover about your Twitter followers? Let us know in the Comments section below!