As you read this I am on my way to SMWF (social media world forum) in London. As you might be aware the highlight of the conference for me is Chris Brogan. I’ve got his latest book ‘Google+ for Business’ on my Kindle and I’m looking forward to his presentation on the subject. That’s why this week I thought we’d take a look at a pretty cool tool for use with Google+.
Google+Timing can tell you the best time to post updates to Google+. As far as I can work out it only does this for personal profiles at the moment but it’s still pretty cool.
Just sign up with your Google+ account and it will pull some data and give you some pretty cool graphs outlining the best time of day to post to reach your followers. It also ranks days and times in order of importance. So although Wednesday between 8pm and 9pm is my optimum time there are countless other options.
On Wednesday I’ll be putting together a short summery of what I learnt from Chris Brogan about Google+ so do drop by.
Edrina Briscoe Conway says
Looking forward to your feedback.
Interesting but I don’t rate Google+ at all. While there may be many members, I’m not sure how long they spend on Google+ or how often they log in etc.
Nicole Schmidt says
I have mixed feelings about this. I dont really think this idea seems that beneficial. Its definitely cool that there is a tool that can track something like this, but I dont think it would be a useful tool to that many people. I wonder if there is a way to track things on other sides besides Google+. This idea might work out better somewhere else.
Amanda Webb says
There are tools that do the same for Twitter, not sure about Facebook. Crowdbooster and Tweriod to name two. This could be a useful tool if it was available for Business pages, and if people still interacted on G+. I found my most popular posts according to this tool were from the very early stages of G+, when everyone was interacting.
As a marketer it is important to know we are posting when people are listening, like Twitter posts on Google+ move down the stream really fast so unless you are posting when people are actually online it’s unlikely that your posts will get seen or interacted with. However, if we find that our posts are most popular in the middle of the night we might find we are reaching the wrong timezone. For example, my target market is mostly Ireland and the UK so I’d expect to see more interaction between 7am in the morning and 10pm at night. If this isn’t the case I’m reaching the wrong people.