How many tweets can you tweet per day and not risk being the biggest pest on Twitter as you grow your Twitter following?
Are you afraid to post too often in fear that others will perceive you as a Twitter pest? Many people don’t post often enough there thinking that they are overdoing it on Twitter.
Often times I get asked, “Can I post there more than once 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 of the posts vanish into Twitterland.
Of course, if someone else Retweets that same one, it adds more time to it from their own post and that’s how a tweet can gain traction. That same post may even go viral.
Learn now how many tweets per day you can tweet to gain traction and generate leads and sales from Twitter.After all, most people are used to posting on Facebook; but Twitter is very different. #socialmedia Click To Tweet
How Many Times Per 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 posting 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 post 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.
Growing A Small Twitter Following
Having 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 Times Can You Tweet with Thousands of Followers?
Once you have gained thousands of followers (say 3,000 – 30,000) you can post at least 50 times per day. Did you know what the most you can post 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 posts per day. (An average of 36) You can check how often you post 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!)
How Often Can You Post with A Massive Following?
You can post 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.
The 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 now 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.
You can also choose different settings on your Twitter profile. By picking the best ones 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 posts you can do in a day to be effective on Twitter.
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.
The Twitter Algorithm
The 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. However, since he is gone and there is a new CEO and things are changing!
Twitter Blue was introduced and it’s a premium service that may change the Twitter algorithm forever.
I *love* real-time. We love the live stream. It’s us. And we’re going to continue to refine it to make Twitter feel more, not less, live!
— jack (@jack) February 6, 2016
What Twitter Knows About You Online
Did you know in your Twitter settings you can choose to have Twitter follow you online? Be sure to not check the box if you don’t want them to follow you as you search and read online!
Did you know in your Twitter settings you can choose to have Twitter follow you online? You can uncheck the box! #TwitterTips Click To Tweet
Over to you
Did you know how many times can you post per day? How many are you up to in a day? What other tips would you add to the number of posts on Twitter per day to grow your Twitter following?
I’d love to know more from you in the comments below.
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