During what time of day to you see your hub get most views and comments?
Expanding on Simone's comment regarding Tuesday. It's best to publish anything mid-week, because people are generally busier on Monday's and Friday's sorting through things, and are less likely to read something new that they come across on those busy days.
As far as the most effective time to publish a Hub? Most HubPages users appear to be in the U.S., so to get the best bang for your buck, perhaps early afternoon East Coast U.S. time to capture the entire U.S. That's still evening in Europe when many are still awake, and you may even pick up a night owl or two in Asia.
My target audience is busy on weekends doing what I write about. They aren't near their computers, nor do they have time to sit and read if they were. By publishing early mid week (Tuesday or Wednesday), I can begin to get some "buzz" on the articles when my audience heads out to their weekend competitions. If my hub is good, some may share what they read with their friends. The next week I will see a sharp rise in my hits - if I've hit a good nerve with the audience.
For me - early to mid week. I just published a hub for that very reason.
Just tossing this out there- I hear Tuesday mornings are the best time to publish.
Ultimately, this all depends on the article itself. I'd say its pretty farfetched to think there would be an essential time for publishing that would be more beneficial to your metrics. If the post is HQ .. the stats will take care of themselves. Post frequently and post HQ.
Exactly! I don't really put much thought into time of publishing because, like Anonymous said, if your content is good then you'd be shooting for evergreen content anyway that people are going to read for years. Yes, some times of the day may get you slightly higher traffic for the first day or so, but I don't think that matters in the grand scheme of things.
I don't think that time matters for publishing hubs. Because there are time differences for every next country.
My traffic hits its peaks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. So, if you are shooting for good "out of the package" hits, then yes mid-week mornings are probably best. Late morning on the east coast, early morning on the pacific.
However, those "out of the package" hits I personally find to be completely irrelevant. After a year, when you've amassed thousands of hits on a hub...are those extra 50 views right at release going to make a difference? I mean...sure...hits are hits. But I'm just too lazy to put that much work into it. If I just wrote a hub, I hit publish just to get it done. The only exception is if this is one of the rare occasions when I start and finish it in a short time. (I usually come up with an idea, start it...and write it later. In addition to me being a procrastinator, this helps make sure it has a 70ish score right out of the box)
I did not know about the Tuesday or mid-week thing but I have learned that the weekend is the worst time to publish or start submitting to bookmarking sites. This cracks me up because it appears most folks surf at work not on days off or during evenings when they are not working. :-)
Could be wrong here but reckon Simone was 'messing' when she said about Tuesday mornings based on the fact it was probably Tuesday morning when she commented lol (I am in the UK so on a different time zone, but it is now Wednesday early hours here, and US is usually around 5-6 hours plus behind us, and as her post was some hours back that seems about right for it having been Monday evening or Tuesday morning when she commented.
i really don't think that time matter, if you have quality hub, and is nicely explained your hub will get good traffic, people do comment and it will become HOT shortly.
so in my view time doesn't matter.
Given that it will get crawled by search engines some arbitrary time later, I doubt that it matters.
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