What Is the Best Time to Publish a Blog Post? [UPDATED]

What Is the Best Time to Publish a Blog Post? [UPDATED]

D
o you want to know the best time to publish a blog post for maximum traffic, comments, and social shares? You’re in the right place.

While publishing at the right time isn’t a substitute for a complete blog traffic strategy, it can certainly give you a boost.

In this post, we’ll examine the data to discover the best time to post a blog so that you can generate more traffic, comments, and shares.

The Best Time to Publish Blog Posts

When you first get started blogging, it’s common to wonder about the best frequency and timing for publishing your blog posts.

Over the years, various studies have analyzed data to find out the best time to publish your blog post. Each study had a different slant. For example, some wanted to know when to get most social shares, while others wanted to know when to get most comments.

Let’s take a look at what the different studies show us.

The Best Time of the Week to Publish a Blog Post for Traffic

According to a study by Kissmetrics, the best time to publish a blog post for maximum traffic is on Monday morning around 11 am EST

kissmetrics blog views by day and time

You can see the logic here. People have spent the morning checking work emails and planning their week. They’re ready for a coffee break and quick peep to see what’s new on their favorite blogs.

A 2011 study by Shareaholic also found Monday to be the best day of the week to publish a blog post for maximum traffic (pageviews):  

Shareaholic Best Day to Blog by Pageviews

The study also revealed that blog posts get the most views between 7 am and 1 pm EST on weekdays with peak time between 9 am and 10 am EST:

Shareaholic Best Time to Blog by Pageviews

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This article was written by David and originally published on Blog Tyrant.

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