Timely Schedules Tweets According to When Your Followers are Most Active

 - Jun 24, 2011
References: timely.is & techcocktail
Timely is a tool that helps you to make the most of your social media influence. I’ve heard over and over that retweets happen within the first five minutes of when they were posted originally, therefore it’s very important when you tweet. There isn’t a single best time, it works differently for everyone and it all depends on when your followers are online and active.

There are many tools out there to help you find your best time to tweet and one that I’ve experimented with is Timely, which allows you to manage an unlimited number of Twitter accounts.You have an option of scheduling up to nine tweets per account per day. The Timely Bookmarklet which you can drag on to your bookmark bar will allow you to easily schedule any web page right from your browser. You can use the URL shortening that Timely provides or use your Bit.ly account. All these options are provided in their Free Plan.

The Timely Pro upgrade costs $19.99/month or $199/year offers various kinds of features to enhance your online performance. You can export the analytics with more information than currently displayed in the performance page for detailed examination. You can schedule your posts to Facebook & LinkedIn and also send out your emails as tweets right from your email account. Other features include content suggestions by category, unlimited RSS/Atom Feed and real-time notifications.

For most of us, the free account is enough to give us a good understanding for best time to tweet in order to have the highest impact. Timely analyzes your last 199 tweets and makes a suggestion for your best time slots with a focus on native RTs. Try it out for yourself.

Implications - Timely and other social media scheduling apps can be used for businesses who want to get the most out of their online activities through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. It provides plenty of tools to help with daily online marketing needs for any organization and can limit the amount of real-time that is spent managing a company's social networks.