This is a great question. My advice, don’t worry about the time of the day so much as being consistent each day.
Some days are better than others for me. I like to have twitter in the background and use tools that search for key terms on twitter. You can use Google Alerts, Search.Twitter.com or other tools. From here, I decide if joining the conversation is correct. I use my personal profile @brentpohlman to talk with others
Also, I use a company twitter profile, @midwestlabsnews and I tell people about happening at Midwest Laboratories. Telling your story is a good thing! I do some interaction, but not alot with this id. How many of you talk to a Target Sign or a McDonalds sign. People talk with each other not with pictures of brands. Sometimes you don’t know who you are talking to on the other side. If you have a company profile, list your name in the twitter bio so people have some idea who are talking to.
Picture Source | Dawn Huczek – Thanks!
With respect to time, try to get on twitter at least three times a day. (I try to check twitter at 8.00, 1.00 and 4.30) I usually check once more in the evening. Here is what I look for when I go on twitter at these times:
- Check to see if someone has mentioned your name in a conversation, and make sure you send a tweet back as a reply or retweet. (This is the most important step)
- Next, read someone’s article and leave a comment or if someone has followed you, check their profile and say something about their profile or most recent tweet or a recent site they referenced.
- Finally, I will start a conversation based on a recent blog post, something that happened at work or from a search I had conducted on a key word phrase.
What times do you tweet during the day? I know I left out some things out that could be helpful to this conversation, please let me know, leave a comment or start a conversation on twitter.