When Should You Publish Your Content? Timing Is Everthing

I received an email from AWeber today with some quality info about the times of day that are the busiest for when people are reading blog posts, are on facebook, are on twitter, and are checking emails. I thought I’d share this article with you, as posting during these times can change how effective your responses are.

Timing Is Everything: When You Should Publish Your Content

Posted By Nick Randazzo On July 18, 2013 @ 9:19 am In Email Marketing | No Comments

Nick Randazzo is a research-savvy intern here at AWeber, and this is his first post on our (and your) blog. He dug up some interesting stats for us, and here they are!

Whether or not you’ve considered when you should publish blog posts or post something on social media, time of day can really matter to get the best results.

People see your content in different places based on what time of day it is. To get the most views on your content, you should pay attention to the time of day that you post it. If you’re not too sure when to post, don’t worry- we – with graphs from Hubspot’s Dan Zarella [1] – are about to break it all down for you.

Morning: Blog Posts, Then Facebook

Most people view articles and blogs during the morning. This is when people catch up on the news and search for the day’s ideas. This graph visualizes this.

 


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Because blog views peak in the morning, take advantage of publishing your posts early. The earlier you publish, the more people will read your post.

Facebook posts get the most shares between 8:30 and 10:00 am.

 


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You should make your most important posts in the mid-morning. They’ll get more shares this way.

OK, so the most important information should get out via Facebook and blogs in the morning, but what about the rest of the day?

Afternoon And Evening: Twitter

Twitter has the most activity in the later afternoon.

 


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The important line to notice is the “ReTweet” curve. Random Tweets are the content you put out originally, but ReTweets are shared beyond your current followers, so they introduce new people to your content.

The rate of ReTweets increases as the afternoon goes on, so if you want to advertise your content through twitter efficiently, late afternoon is the best time to do it.

A recap: Most people check Facebook on waking and then turn to Twitter later in the day.

What About Blog Posts And Facebook Later In The Day?

The graph above shows that a respectable number of people still read blogs all throughout the day.

While it is still most effective to get them out early, sending them out later is not the end of the world.

Facebook sharing spikes again in the evening.

You can best use Twitter to close the gap between Facebook’s morning peak and evening spike.

How Do Emails Fit In?

Something like an email is different.

There is no universal best time to send emails. [5]It changes based on what you’re advertising and who your audience is.

If you’ve already created a consistent experience with your readers (such as sending Tuesdays at lunchtime or Sunday evenings), it’s likely they’re comfortable with the pattern and might not want it to vary.

Otherwise, the only way to find out the best time to send to your subscribers is to test!

Send out your emails at different times and see how your results vary: a lot of people open their emails in the morning, some open in the afternoon, and many others don’t even have the option to view their emails during the day.

You have to just keep on experimenting until you find the best time for you!

And speaking of timing, I’d love to hear about what kind of timing works for you guys and your posts. Does the information in this post match up with what you’ve found? Feel free to share your answers in the comments below!


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URL to article: http://www.aweber.com/blog/email-marketing/targeting-timing-for-content.htm

URLs in this post:

[1] Hubspot’s Dan Zarella: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2010/12/06/whens-the-best-time-to-publish-blog-posts/

[2] Image: http://www.aweber.com/blog/?attachment_id=58085

[3] Image: http://www.aweber.com/blog/?attachment_id=58086

[4] Image: http://www.aweber.com/blog/?attachment_id=58087

[5] There is no universal best time to send emails. : http://www.aweber.com/blog/email-marketing/autoresponder-send-times.htm

 

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– Matt B.

Teen Retires At 19 Years Old!

I wanted to share this inspiring motivating video.  This young man is doing it and living the life.  We have an opportunity available to us now that wasn’t available when I was 19.  The internet, online marketing, and affiliate products have created an opportunity that anyone can do.  Take advantage you’re not getting any younger.

Teen Retires At 19 Years Old!

 

Is this inspiring or what?  Let us know what you think in the comments below…


How Can I Use The Internet To Make Money? You Ask…

How Can I Use The Internet To Make Money?  You Ask…

Well here are 40 ways you can use the internet to make money.  A great resource article from Jay White over at DumbLittleMan.com

40 Ways to Make Money on the Internet

 

how can i use the internet to make money

I did a little bookmark scrub this morning and thought I would share the remaining content of my “Online Money” folder. To warn you, there are certain things that I don’t like and never bookmark so:
What’s NOT included: Taking Paid Surveys, Getting Paid to Surf the Internet, MLM, Contest Sites, “Buy my DVD, CD, Audiobook”, etc.

What IS included: Things you can use to legitimately make money online – Everything from Getting Paid to review software to good ole’ Adsense.

  • Infolinks – Infolinks is probably the highest paying option for your in-text advertising. On DLM, you will see underlined links scattered throughout articles. Those are a function of Infolinks and without disclosing too much, it’s been a great source of income. Best is that they accept all sizes of websites and blogs. Just sign up and begin.
  • Build a Niche Store – This is a simple store development platform which enables you to create content based sites that generate income through the eBay affiliate programs. Pretty darn simple and increasingly popular.
  • Adbrite – Sell space on your site for text ads. This would work like the DLM Marketplace you see on the right of my pages although I chose to manage it myself.
  • Amazon Affiliate Program – Easily create a store or shopping section on your site instead of sending your visitors to Amazon. Amazon handles the shopping cart and fulfillment.
  • Amazon Seller – Sell your stuff on Amazon
  • Associated Content – If you write a story, how-to, rant, how-to cut grass, etc., you can submit it to them and they will pay you $3-$20 per article if they like it.
  • Yahoo! Merchant Solutions – This is a pretty simple and cheap way to create an online store.
  • Azoogleads – Another ad program. They do have some decent companies lined up as advertisers. You provide space, they’ll provide an ad.
  • BidVertiser – PPC (pay per click) program with a low $10 payout amount.
  • Blog – Start a blog and consistently write excellent content. With good ad placement, you may make some money. I detail my process here: Simply Said, How to Blog.
  • Cafepress– You provide a design, they’ll toss it on a T-Shirt, Hat, etc. No upfront costs. Get a free online shop and promote your products on your website.
  • Chitika – Their eMiniMalls service has shown great results for many Bloggers and site owners. You choose a keyword and they show relevant products on your site using a pretty unique interface.
  • Clickbank – Quickly becoming my favorite affiliate program. They have thousands of things for you to advertise on your site.
  • ClicknWork – Get paid $5-$150 per hour for basically doing freelance work on a per-assignment basis. You have to pass a pretty tough test to get in.
  • Clicksor – These are the guys that generate contextual ads on sites that show up when you hover over a double-underlined word.
  • Commission Junction – If you have a site, you can join Commission Junction. Once enrolled for free, you can choose companies whose ads are pertinent to your site. Companies have the ultimate say on working with you. There are easily over 1,000 companies to choose from here.
  • CreamAid – For blogs only, advertisers provide you with a topic and you write about it on your site. To do this, you have to install a flash widget into your blog post. The more people you bring into the conversation through the widget, the more you get paid. It’s difficult to explain.
  • eefoof – Think of it as YouTube + Flickr + Music. You add original content and they pay you based on the visitors you attract.
  • Ether – If you are an expert on something, Ether provides a way for people to pay you to talk about it in a one-on-one setting. If you want to charge $250/hr, that’s fine. You have to do all the advertising so you should have a blog or site already established.
  • eBay– Come on, you know what this is. Gather your junk and sell it!
  • eBay Stores – If you have a real store and want to sell your stuff online, this is a decent option to get you started.
  • ELance – Name gives it away. Programmers, Codes, Web Designers, Writers, Editors, can look for freelance opportunities.
  • Feedvertising – This is an arm of Text Link Ads and is currently only good for WordPress users. This does me no good currently, but as you can guess, they place ads in your feed(s).
  • Feedburner / Google – Not only are they the best place to house your feeds, they will also add ads to your feed and website. You get paid per impression and if you implement Google Adsense to your feed, you are paid per click.
  • Google Adsense – Come on, you don’t need an explanation; these ads are all over the place. Google displays relevant ads based on your site’s content
  • Google Adwords – Create simple text ads and choose keywords that determine when they are displayed. This is where the Adsense Content comes from. You do not need a site for this.
  • H3.com – Get paid to fill jobs. Commissions range from $50-$5,000. It all depends on how tough the job is to fill and how desperate the hiring company is. This is another one that’s tough to explain.
  • Indeed.com – Add their job board to your site. They then post jobs based on the geographic location of visitors and the position types you pre-select. I tried it and I they continually report that I sent 0 visitors and I know that’s not right. Nevertheless, I may have an isolated problem so they make the list.
  • InnerSell – If you have a customer that wants to buy something you cannot sell, you can sell the lead here.
  • Jigsaw – It’s a pretty flaky model but if you have a Rolodex full of good contacts, you can sell them here. I can’t make sense of it but it looks like you get $0.10 per profile.
  • LinkShare.com – If you have a site, you can join Linkshare. Once enrolled for free, you can choose companies whose ads are pertinent to your site. Companies have the ultimate say on working with you. Like Commission Junction, there are a ton of companies waiting to evaluate your site.
  • Microsoft Adcenter – Bid on keywords and Microsoft places your created ads then they are searched for. This is similar to Google Adwords. You do not need a site for this.
  • Overstock.com – Sell your stuff on Overstock.com
  • Pay Per Post – I don’t agree with this model entirely but they have advertisers that will pay you to write about their products on your blog.
  • Pheedo – If you have an RSS feed, run it through Pheedo. Like Feedburner, they can include ads into your feed and if you really become large, advertisers will pay a premium for you to show their ads.
  • Shareasale.com – I’ve used them for a couple years for some banner advertising. They are similar to Commission Junction and Linkshare however they seem to have lower tiered companies with advertising offers.
  • Shoemoney – This is a blog that can teach you a ton on making money online. I’ve spent hours reading his old stuff.
  • Software Judge – They will pay you up to $50 to review software.
  • Text Link Ads – I have never made a dime here but I know people that have. You can earn by sending advertisers to them or by selling spots on your site. You must have a real site or blog to do this – nothing on a shared domain (i.e. /blogspot).
  • Vibrant Media – Don’t bother unless your site has 500,000 page views of text based content a month. If you have that readership, these are the guys that display bubble box ads to underlined words on your site.
  • West Work At Home Agent – Not entirely online but this is worth a mention because it’s won awards and is very legitimate. If you are an at-home Mom or free-lancer without work, you should check this out.

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Shutting Down Google Reader Alternatives For Blog Tasks With Feedly

Waddup People,

Recently one of the production guys at work was online while between projects, on a website that I noticed he always seems to be on.

I asked him, “You’re always on that website what is it?”

He said, “It’s my Google Reader page.”

I replied, “Oh, that’s the site that gives you feeds from different websites and stuff right?”

He said, “Yea different websites and blogs that I follow.”

I said, “Oh ok that’s pretty cool…”

He showed me his main page and the list of feeds he had.

When he said blog it rang a bell in my head.  I had heard about Reader but didn’t put two and two together when I had begun blogging that this can be a really great tool for me to use…

I don’t know about you, but I’m a Bookmarks nerd.  Across the top of my browser are a bunch of bookmark categories and in the drop down menus of those categories are long lists of websites, blogs, and articles I’ve bookmarked over the years.  I seriously have hundreds of bookmarks I’ve added to the different categories.

I thought to myself, hey this Google Reader thing could be awesome for me, I can get updates when there’s new info on the sites and blogs I like to follow, and I can organize them by category, like I’m doing already… Nice.

Well later that week I run into my buddy Chad who I work with as well.  He’s one of those die hard PC guys whose forced to use a Mac all day at work.  Chad was on his android phone in the break room reading something when I walked in.  I started talking to him about going out this upcoming weekend, and he pretty much ignored me because he’s so preoccupied with whatever he’s reading.  All I got for a response was Uh huh, ya, uh huh.

So I say, “Did you even hear a word that I just said?”

and casually he says, “No…”

So I said, “What’re you reading a novel on there?”

And he goes, “No I’m reading stuff in my Feedly App, I just downloaded it, and it’s pretty sweet.”

Then he proceeds to show me all his categories and all the features and gets all giddy about it.

So I go, “Oh that’s just like that Reader thing?”

And he says – “Yea… but Google is Shutting down Reader, so I started to use this instead.”  And we then proceeded to bitch about how Google always ends up shutting down some of the most useful things they create, like, the Real Estate Search feature they used to have in Google Maps, it was Zillow long before Zillow even existed.

Well, today I had some down time at my jobby job and was doing a little research about the eminent Google Reader Shutdown.  Yup it was gonna happen in June, Google announced it on March 13th and of course there isn’t a whole lot of info about it from Google, but there are plenty of articles floating around about it.

In my research I came across this article called 4 Legitimate Google Reader Alternatives

From Marketer and Blogger Nate Long

An insightful article of some Legit Google Reader Alternatives.  Well, based on this and some info from my friends, Feedly seems like the way to go.  So now that I’ve opened a Google Reader account, and am following a bunch of feeds, I’ll be opening an account with Feedly.  At the moment, Feedly is only usable by importing your Reader account in a kind of Beta version.  Once Google Reader does it’s official Shut Down, which Feedly refers to as Normandie…  Feedly will become the official replacement and will function in it’s own right, so, for the time being, go create a Google Reader account and migrate it to Feedly.  I’m suggesting looking at one of these Alternatives to my readers because it can save you a lot of time and make your reading tasks very easy to manage.

For example, I found an article on the Feedly Blog page, from a guy doing something very similar to myself and PunkTheSystem.com he explains how he uses Feedly to manage his goals and blogging tasks…

Check out his article here: What Feeds Them? Daniel Dipiazza, writer.

Daniel describes a great technique for utilizing Feedly.

He is also doing something similar with his blog as I am with PunkTheSystem.

Check out Daniel’s Blog here: Rich20Something.com

If you are in the Empower Network this is a great way to follow all the leaders blogs and stay up to date in a very efficient way.  You can follow the EN blogs and personal blogs for all those guys this way.

Matt

The Mastermind And What I Should Have Done In The Dark

Hey Errybody,

Last night the founders of the Empower Network hosted a Members Only Video Call with 7 of the top producers from the Empower Network. I, being a Member, was fortunate enough to be invited to attend.  Although I missed the first 30 minutes of the 3 hour session I was able to take away some mind opening advice from these people that I would like to share with y’all.

Go to my Empower Blog to check it out: http://www.empowernetwork.com/msteven/index.php/masterminding-what-i-should-have-done-in-the-dark/

Scrapping YouTube And Making Money Traffic

The video below is what I would consider the perfect example of why you should make YouTube videos.

The man in the video is Mike The Scrapper he is a “Scrapper”, he collects free junk items, takes them apart and sells them as scrap to a scrap yard for a profit.  In the process he records a video and throws it on YouTube.

Now your probably thinking, who is gonna sit there and watch a video of a guy taking apart a weed wacker and selling the metal scraps for a few dollars to a scrap yard?  This guy! (I’m pointing at myself right now).

I was surfing for info on how to take apart my old computer and sell the parts on ebay, I stumbled across a Mike The Scrapper video and next thing I know I’m watching him take apart computers, weed wackers, grills, etc.

Now aside from showing you a very basic simple way of making some money scrapping, in the process “Mike The Scrapper” has created a couple hundred videos and put them on YouTube.

Some videos barely have a hundred views, others hundreds, and others thousands.  Add them all together and this guys has hundreds of thousands of views and might even have millions of views by now, its just a matter of time before he does.

Once you reach a certain amount of views (500 I think) you are able to tie your Google Adsense account to your YouTube account and Google will run ads on your videos and banner ads along side them.  If someone clicks on the ad you make a little spare change.  Which overtime becomes a residual stream of internet income.

Even if you only get clicks from 1% of the people who view your videos, which is probably the lowest you could ever get, 1% of say 100,000 views = 1000 clicks with click payouts ranging from a few pennies to a few dollars that adds up pretty quick even at just 1% but you are more likely to see 10% because the traffic is targeted.

That’s a nice little side income especially considering the fact that you only have to make a video and post it once and it does all the work for you.

Don’t forget that a large percentage of that delicious google targeted traffic going to his videos will likely click the links he put below the video and go to his blog/website and will likely be interested in what he has going on there as well.

This is not only a great side income it is a great way to drive targeted traffic to your site and make sales on what you have there.

This is a next step for me, I need to focus on marketing and driving traffic to my blogs through large marketing channels like YouTube…

In this video Mike The Scrapper goes over the basics of posting videos on YouTube and making money this way. Enjoy!

– Matt