I have seen this on some of the other social media where people are trying to time their post.
What time of the day is the best to post?
What day of the week?
Let’s take a look when are Hivers posting.
Honestly, I’m not very convinced that the time of the post has a very important role in this system of ours. Mostly because of the autovotes. But some of the large stakeholders and curation groups curate manually so maybe it is not something to totally ignore.
Here we will take a look when Hivers posts. What day of the week and what hour of the week. At the end a heatmap will be presented.
We will be looking at the past four weeks period starting from April 30 through May 27.
The time is in UTC. You can compare it with your local time zone here: https://time.is/UTC
First let’s take a look at the days.
What days of the week Hivers post the most?
Well it looks like Thursday is the winner here, although very close to Wednesday.
Overall, the number of post per day from the last four week period is very close for each day, in the range between 14,680 and 16,094. Saturday looks like is a bit down and the working days have overall more post than the weekend.
Now that we have seen the days data, lets take a look at the hours. What time of the day Hivers post the most?
Note this is UTC time.
A bigger difference can be seen here, ranging from 3398 to 5992. Between 12h to 20h UTC time looks like it is the preferable time when Hivers are posting.
Combing the days and hours and we get the heat map.
It looks like this.
As seen from the above the hours that pop up more are 14-15h with the most intensity. No significant difference in the days, just maybe a slight decrease for the weekend.
The record high is on Wednesday at 15h. The record low is Saturday at 2h and Monday at 3h.
There you have it. When Hivers post. Are you going to optimize your posting time now?
All the best