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A frequently asked question among avid bloggers is "When is the best time of day to publish a new entry on a blog?". In fact, if you do a quick search on the internet, you will find all sorts of answers to this question.
Some bloggers do not notice any significant difference and feel that new content can be posted whenever it is available. Other bloggers feel that time does matter. And one blog even specifies both a time and a day.
According to Third Rail, Thursday at noon is the best time to publish a post and "be noticed". This conclusion was drawn from an analysis of aggregated data about the most popular posts on Delicious, Digg, Reddit, and Mixx. (See their blog for more information, graphs, and analysis.)
There are definitely hot times to post. "Hot Times" are basically those times when it is more likely that readers will be surfing the web. And this translates into greater potential for increased readership and post popularity on social bookmarking websites.
However, not all blogs target a general mainstream audience. This means that it might not be beneficial to post during these hot times. Instead, content should be published at a convenient time for its readers.
To determine the time that you should post your content, it might be helpful to consider the following:
Please answer our poll. It will be interesting to see what our poll results will reveal about other bloggers.
Additionally, feel free to comment on any other factors that should be considered when determining the optimal posting time.
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