How Many Tweets Can You Tweet in a Day & Not Risk Being a Big Pest?

How many tweets can you tweet in a day and not risk being the biggest pest on Twitter?

Are you afraid to tweet too often fearing that others will perceive you as a Twitter pest? Many people don’t tweet often enough thinking that they are overdoing it on Twitter.

Often times I get asked,“Can I tweet more than once a day?

how many tweets can you tweet in a day

After all, most people are used to posting on Facebook; but Twitter is very different. According to Moz, the average tweet lasts just 18 minutes. After 18 minutes, most tweets vanish into Twitterland.

Of course, if someone else Retweets that same tweet, it adds more time to it from their tweet and that’s how a tweet can gain traction. That same tweet may even go viral.

Learn now how many tweets in a day you can tweet to gain traction and generate leads and sales from Twitter.

Are you afraid to tweet often and that others will perceive you as a Twitter pest? #InspireToThrive Click To Tweet

How Many Tweets Can You Tweet in a Day in the Beginning?

When you first start your new account on Twitter and you only have a few followers I don’t recommend tweeting a lot off the bat. Furthermore, you must build up your tweets gradually.

I remember when I had just a few thousand followers; and if I tweeted too often, I would lose followers quickly. The same can happen if you have a lot of Twitter followers and you don’t tweet often enough.

Recently I realized this again doing Twitter management for a client of mine. It took 6 months to build up a little following and to gain traction. (Every niche is different too!) If you are a social media niche that number would be much higher. But for a small business, it may be lower. It really takes time to grow your Twitter account organically.

The same can happen if you have a lot of Twitter followers and you don’t tweet often enough. #Twittertips Click To Tweet

Growing A Small Twitter Following

Twitter formulaHaving 200 followers you can only tweet about 5-10 times per day. After hitting 300 followers I tweeted a little more. Not only are we talking tweets, but we are talking retweets too here. The formula is to gradually build up your Twitter following by tweeting a little more each week.

Retweeting is a very important factor too in gaining followers and engagement on the Twitter network.

The formula is to gradually build up your Twitter following by tweeting a little more each week. #Twittertips #InspireToThrive Click To Tweet

How Many Tweets Can You Tweet in a Day with Thousands of Followers?

Once you have gained thousands of followers (say 3,000 – 30,000) you can tweet at least 50 times per day. Did you know what the most you can tweet in a day is?

Tweet Limit by Twitter: 2,400 tweets per day!  The daily update limit is further broken down into smaller limits for semi-hourly intervals. Retweets are counted as Tweets.

Of course, I had to look up how often I’ve been tweeting and I was surprised to see that it is under 50 tweets per day. (An average of 36) You can check how often you tweet by clicking here for Twitonomy.

As Ryan Biddulph pointed out in a recent post, we should not be afraid to promote ourselves out there! Therefore, you can tweet away and use the good old 80/20 rule. Share 80% of others content and 20% of your own content.

So here goes per Ryan’s advice: Be sure to purchase my eBook on How to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter, click on the image below now!)

Do Twitter Fleets Count?

Now, Twitter has something new if you haven’t noticed. Yes, Twitter fleets are just like stories on the other social networks.

You can respond to fleets in direct messages and see how many have viewed your fleets. Twitter Fleets can also be done in a video format 🙂

How Often Can You Tweet with A Massive Following?

You can tweet even more with hundreds of thousands of followers. You can get up to the 2,400 tweets per day limit. 2400 tweets divided by 1440 minutes per day = almost 2 tweets per minute.

You would have to use automation like the Buffer app, Agorapulse, or Hootsuite to accomplish that one! Therefore, be sure to check out my Twitter tools to help you along.

free trial of agorapulse

The Twitter Algorithm Changes and Effects on Tweeting

Twitter has made some changes in the past few years with its algorithm. Their recent in case you missed it option is available on desktop and mobile.

These tweets come up first for you. But notice how you can make a change too. See less often is an option for you! I really like Amanda Ricks so I won’t choose that one for her.

In case you missed it

You can also choose different settings on your Twitter profile. By picking the best tweets first, they will show up first in your Twitter timeline. I sometimes choose it and other times I leave it unchecked.

Therefore, this is another reason for knowing how many tweets can you tweet in a day to be effective on Twitter.

show the best tweets first

 

Twitter is becoming a little more like Facebook with options for how you see your timeline. The difference is you can get more exposure on Twitter vs. a Facebook page unless you pay for it on Facebook.

You can also choose different settings on your Twitter profile. By picking the best tweets first they will show up first in your timeline. #Twittertip Click To Tweet

The Twitter Algorithm

The Twitter algorithm is changing now every month. Just like the other big social networks engagement is the key to being seen and heard on them.  But Jack Dorsey does love the live Twitter timeline and hopefully, that won’t change.

 

Over to you on how many tweets can you tweet in a day

Did you know how many tweets can you tweet in a day? How many tweets are you up to in a day? What other tips would you add to the number of tweets per day?

I’d love to know more from you in the comments below.

Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Social Media, Blogging, and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 30+ years of experience in marketing/advertising with 9 years of experience in content marketing, social media, blogging, and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "How to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

  • Hello Lisa,
    I have never heard of the twitter’s tweet limits before and you did a great job by sharing this information with us. You have provided great solution related to twitter issues over here. 2400 tweets per day is enough and I think non of the twitter users do 2400 tweets a day.

    Thank you so much for sharing. i Will definitely share this information.

    Have a great day ahead.
    mahesh rathod

  • Hi Lisa,

    Your post is an eye opener. At present, I tweet just 2 to 3 times a day. I guess that is way too less as suggested by you in this post. I will definitely try to tweet more now as per your advice. Can you also suggest me ways to increase my followers?

    Thanks for sharing, have a good day. 🙂

    • Hi Sajid, oh yes, tweet away! If you follow more people, more will follow you. And by tweeting more, more people will find you! If you don’t tweet much no one can find you. I always tell people when they first start to follow at least 200-300 people and build up to 1,000 in a month or two. I’d love to know how it goes Sajid. Have a great day and thanks for coming by.

    • Hi Mitch, oh yes, you can surely tweet a little more for sure Mitch! Especially since you have more than 1 blog though you must be careful not to always share your own stuff and I know you don’t 🙂 You are good about sharing other’s too! Thanks for coming by and have a great day.

  • Hi Lisa,
    The number 2400 seems to be very much impossible to me.. i have being following great people out there, but could not even thing of anything more than 80-100 per day. Scheduling is the only option, but at the same time, the content or the topic is yet another point to think upon..

    • Hi Vikas, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. You are right, that number is very high indeed! But Twitter had to set a limit and that’s the number they put it at. I struggle to get over 50 per day so I hear you. Thanks for coming by on this one and have a great day.

  • Something I meant to add Lisa – how do you get your Twitter button to show the number of social shares? (I tried to get mine working using newsharecounts.com before but it didn’t work for me.) Only a minor thing but still annoying!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    • Hi Jusin, I use Social Warfare for that. That is annoying when they don’t work. I use the premium of Social Warfare. They have had some bugs recently but I think they are A-ok now. You could give their free plugin a try too if you like. Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend too Justin.

      • Ah ok thanks for your help Lisa, I’ve only been using their free version which doesn’t have that Twitter feature. Have to look at maybe upgrading I guess!

  • Lisa: I am doing most of my tweets in real-time, so it could be hard to tweet 50+ updates per day. I have some services like Paper.li that is autogenerating a tweet from some of my tweeps.

    Buffer has been mentioned several times in the comments. I should look into again. Have you listened to my interview with Brian Peters (Digital Marketing, Buffer)?

    • Hi Martin, I used that one too, almost forgot about it, one of these set it and forget it.
      I use Viral Content Bee, Triberr and of course the Buffer app. I haven’t heard your interivew. You can tweet the link to me if you like 🙂 Thanks for coming by on this one Martin and have a wonderful day and weekend ahead.

    • Thanks Mrinal. It certainly is not a small number of tweets. I can’t imagine tweeting that many times in a day even with the help of the Buffer or Hootsuite! Can you? Have a great day.

  • Hi Lisa,

    Honestly, it is a great idea to double your tweets as your follower count grows. Now I have over 45k followers, so I try to maintain an average of 25 – 35 tweets per day. Do you think anyone can tweet up to 2400 per day? Your video is great.

    Thanks for providing value.

    • Hi Moss. I think you could tweet more – up to 100 per day Moss. I would slowly go to 50, 60, etc to get to 100. If you don’t lose any followers along the way you know you are going in the right direction. You may gain more too. You are welcome.
      I appreciate your coming by and taking the time to comment on this one Moss. Take care!

  • Well, as always Lisa your posts always enlighten my knowledge. So the twitter limit is quite a good number and many of us will not be halfway near it. I think you have nicely explained how to go about twitter engagement and increasing it with time.

    I too agree with the 80/20 rule; moreover it also shows your followers how supportive you are.

  • Hello
    Lisa,
    I have never heard of the twitter’s tweet limits before and you did a great job by sharing this information with us. You have provided great solution related to twitter issues over here. 2400 tweets per day is enough and I think non of the twitter users do 2400 tweets a day.

    Thank you so much for sharing. Will share this information.

    Have a great day ahead.
    Praveen verma

    • Thank you Praveen. Imagine doing 2400 tweets in a day? I can’t imagine that unless that is all you did all day long even if you scheduled them 🙂
      You are most welcome. Have a an awesome day and rest of the week.

  • Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

    My tweet schedule is different between my 2 accounts. On NNMB, I tweet about 6-12 tweets per day but now that I know I can tweet up to 50 times, I’m going to step it up. On CoriRams it’s about 6 (I have less than 500 there). I had no idea the tweet limit was 2,400, that’s crazy!

    I’m going to check out Twitonomy to see how many tweets I’m actually posting. I’m curious about it now. 🙂

    Great post Lisa! I’ve been wondering about this for some time now so thanks for answering my question. 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great day!

    Cori

    • Hi Cori, oh yes, I rarely tweet on the Inspire one now. I don’t want to get in any Twitter trouble – lol. I can’t wait to hear how many times you do tweet according to Twitonomy. You may be surprised! I was.
      Today flew by and I hope yours is too. Enjoy the rest of your day there Cori. Thanks for coming by on this one and commenting too.

  • Hey Lisa! Great post and video! Woohoo!! You go girl!

    Quite frankly, I don’t pay attention to numbers anymore. I think one can really lose focus on our main objective if we concentrate too much on any of the numbers (followers, subscribers, tweeps, etc.). But maybe that’s why I’ll never be a pro-blogger. 😉

    I didn’t know Twitter had an actual max out! I’m sure I’ll never get there. I do a lot of sharing and tweeting on Twitter and until they put me in “time out”, I think I’ll continue.

    I surprised to hear that tweeps were unfollowing you because you were tweeting too much? It’s rare that I get unfollowers unless they are spammy “Let’s grow your numbers” kind of tweeps, in which, I never follow them back anyway.

    Interesting stats and read, my friend! You’re really getting it done!

    B

    • Thanks Brenda 🙂 I do like to look at them but don’t obsess often over them. Imagine getting to that max amount of tweets? I can’t. That’s several tweets per minute all day long!
      Oh yes, in the beginning all the time. Now I get some that do because I don’t follow back. That means they are not worth it, right?
      Thanks for coming by on this on Bren and glad you are doing better today. Have a great evening!

  • Hi Lisa,

    Yes I agree you can get away with tweeting a lot more than people think, since only a tiny minority of your followers are online and viewing at any one time. Personally I’ve been planning to use Buffer once I get past 5000 followers – nearly there! 🙂 I’ve had to slow down my follower growth via Crowdfire since Twitter kept throwing me in Twitter Jail–is it just me or have they gotten a lot tougher lately?

  • Nice one, Lisa.

    I don’t even tweet everyday. I wish I can. But I’m regular on Facebook than I am on Twitter.

    Let me see if I can do 2 tweets per day.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Emenike

  • Hi Lissa,

    I’m really surprised about a few things you’ve mentioned in this article. First of all, 2400 tweets per day seem too much, I don’t think there’s anybody reaching that number unless they use an automated tool, but stills would be a lot, it’s more than one tweet per minute.

    Based on my current follower count I should be posting at least 30 to 40 times per day. I’ll try to be as close as possible to that number.

    Thanks for the great info!

    • Hi Ronald, yes it’s a limit. Maybe a Justin Bieber would tweet that much? I know I have to up my count to over 50 per day. I’m working on it. I like to keep them relevant as well along the way. You are most welcome. I appreciate your coming by and have a great rest of the week Ronald.

  • Hi Lisa,

    I first want to say I LOVED your video! You are a pro now gf.

    So how many Tweets I should use in a day? I was Tweeting about 10 times per day and then pulled back (on just about everything) being pin focused on a product. I seen a huge decline in my Twitter status because I wasn’t present as much.

    After next week, I’ll be back in the saddle again and going full force with about 30 or more per day.

    Thanks always for keeping me up to date on Twitter.

    -Donna

    • Hi Donna, thank you. I’ve been watching you and Ryan almost daily doing videos. It has inspired me! You should be doing at least 30-50 per day Donna if you can. You can use Buffer and Viral Content Bee to help you and Triberr too.
      I can’t wait to see what your new product is Donna.
      Thanks for coming by on this one and have a great evening there! Bundle up, it’ the coldest here for this date so I imagine it’s colder up there!

  • Hi Lisa, Thanks for this informative Post, really I didn’t know, there is a limit to the number of tweets you can send out per day.

    I want you to ask a question, is there any limit for following and unfollowing.

    • You are welocme Saurabh. Oh yes, there is – I don’t see many people getting near it though.
      Yes, your answer is here from Twitter Help:
      Every account can follow 5,000 accounts total. Once you’ve followed 5,000 accounts, there are limits to the number of additional accounts you can follow. This number is different for each account and is based on your ratio of followers to following; this ratio is not published. Follow limits cannot be lifted by Twitter and everyone is subject to limits, even high profile and API accounts.
      Every Twitter account is technically unable to follow more than 1,000 accounts per day, in addition to the account-based limits above. Please note that this is just a technical limit to prevent egregious abuse from spam accounts.
      Accounts are also prohibited from aggressively following other accounts. Learn more about Twitter’s following rules.

      I hope that helps Saurabh and thanks for coming by on this one!

  • Thanks Lisa for the shout out 🙂 I am not sure how many times I tweet; definitely a bunch, although some days less than others. I do RT a bunch of folks through Triberr and Viral Content Bee on the regular, and again, send out my blog posts – both new and old – persistently too.

    For me, engaging a bunch by thanking my RTers and also by chatting up folks on my list really makes my links more clickable. If you tweet out a healthy dose of links but mix in a bunch of text only tweets, folks seem more tolerant of prolific link tweeting.

    • You are very welcome Ryan. You too an average of 120 tweets per day! Nice. I use Triberr and Viral Content Bee as well. I think your persistence is the key Ryan.
      Yes, you must mix them up, not just links but video, photos, quotes etc helps to keep everyone happy along the way on Twitter. Thanks Ryan for coming by and commenting and of course most of the all for the advice! Have a great rest of the day there.

  • Hello Lisa,

    Another Great Post. I know you are a twitter master and know most of it. This article is another great piece of your knowledge. I am also quite afraid of posting so many tweets on twitter. You have really broken my myths about tweets. I will definitely work on these tips. Thanks for the share.

    Have a Great Day 🙂
    Vishwajeet

    • Thank you Vishwajeet 🙂 Yes, you are not alone in this. I too thought I was a pest but apparently NOT. It used to be easier with tools like JustRetweet but now you have to do most of the work organically or through Buffer and Viral Content Bee. But it is worth it. It still draws the most traffic for me here. Thanks for coming by on this Vishwajeet and I hope your week is off to a great start!

  • Hey Lisa,
    This is another post with something new for me. I didn’t know of this official tweet limit. 2400 is a massive number and I don’t think anyone is doing that 😉

    I used to under use Twitter. Recently, I stepped up on the number of daily tweets and engagement really spiked. I don’t think I’m upto half your number but I think I should step up and experience my result too. I’m going to signup to the twitonomy tool you mentioned to see details.

    I didn’t know of your ebook. I will grab a copy and give you a sharing push. coming from you, there must be meat in it 😉

    • Hi Enstine, oh yes I was surprised by the number too while I was doing research for this post. That is an awful lot of tweets! It really does work it you increase your tweets gradually. It takes a lot of time as you saw there with 6 months! Too many people don’t have the patience for it and give up too soon Enstine.
      Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy the book! Thank you and have a great start to the new week!

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