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What Is The Best Time Of The Day To Publish a Blog Post or a Hub?
It has been asked many times as to whether is there a best time of the day or a best day of the week to write and publish a blog post for the most success. I think it is time to address this once and for all and put an end to the confusion.
If you stop to think about it, this is almost impossible to answer. Why? Well think about what we are all doing. If you are an online content writer, have your own websites or write on a blog then as a 'community'
- We are all writing and publishing
- We are all writing and publishing on the internet.
- The internet is global.
When you are awake I am possibly asleep. When you are at work I am possibly online. When you are preparing the evening meal I am possibly taking my children to swimming lessons. When you are writing and publishing your blog posts or content I could be anywhere or doing anything.
We have a world-wide audience and therefore it is difficult, if not impossible to pinpoint one time zone to publish in.
In a world of pinterest, tumblr and other image sharing websites, another way to increase popularity of hubs, no matter when they are published, is by creating and using images within your hubs that entice others to repin or share.
There are many free online editing websites that can help you to generate fun and eye-catching additions, and don't forget to use free resources such as PicMonkey to crop, shade and personalise any photo you are working with.
Your hubs could go viral 'overnight' purely based on the images you have used and the manner in which they have been shared.
Another commonly discussed topic here on HubPages and in the internet world generally is the term evergreen. Evergreen refers to content that is typically popular all year around, not just at a particular time of the year.
For example 'Best Recipe for Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse' or 'How to make money from misspelled items on eBay' or 'Top tips for buying and selling a car' are arguably evergreen, however topics such as 'The top 10 Father's Day Gifts', 'The Best Christmas Stocking Fillers' or 'How to dress warm for winter' are not.
That is not to say that seasonally popular topics do not work well. They do. If possible, try to write and publish your non-evergreen hubs at least a month ahead of time. This gives search engines enough chance to pick them up and gives you a better chance of having good rankings and views.
From my experiences, traffic grows overtime. Yes we have our hiccups with google algorithm changes but you need to be targeting popular, searched-for topics and undertaking keyword research and if you get those things right, it does not matter when or where you are in the world when you publish your hubs.
Does day or time matter?
Focus on Quality
The focus should not be on when or if there is a best time of the day or week to publish, but a focus on quality, and ensuring your hub is attractive, logically formatted and of course is full of content-rich, unique, informative information.
HubPages themselves have published many hubs, and one in particular gives the ultimate step by step guide to success. Outlining details on features such as:
- Minimum word count
- How to incorporate images
- Uses of videos, maps and tables
- Best ways to integrate a poll or quiz
- How many tags to use and why
- Why we should complete the Summary
HubPages Official Guide
- Elements of a Stellar Hub
Do you want to give your Hub the best possible chance of seeing significant traffic? Be sure to include the eight different features.
If you are asking yourself what is the best day or time of the week to publish hubs, for your own benefit, well that will purely depend on your own circumstances. Whether you are a stay at home parent, work a 9-5 job, do a night-shift or run a business online from home, the best time for you to research and prepare your hubs is a personal choice only you can determine.
There is no denying that a large majority of hubbers are from the US and therefore if you are seeking immediate Hubber participation in your newly published hubs then you can try to target a time zone that best suits you.
One could argue that to get views from Hubbers, it would be best to publish midweek compared to weekends but then again unless one conducts a study with a large enough sample there really isn't any proof at all.
Remember that if you have your notification settings configured, you will receive emails from HubPages showing hubs published by those you follow, and hubs published in the topics that you follow so no matter what time of the day or week it is, you will always be notified!
So, what is the best day or time of the week to publish hubs? The best hubs are effectively timeless. Focus on quality. Focus on research. Publish your hubs when you are happy and with luck, success will come.
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