Tweets Per Day – What is the Optimum Number?

Twittering TimesYesterday, I was in a room with other Marketing Professionals, about 30 and I asked the following question. How many tweets do you post a day. Most of the people in the room thought a good day of tweeting was between 5-10 tweets per day. One person commented that this number could be higher if they attended a tweetchat that day. I think these numbers do speak volumes. I should have asked the next question about time with respect to when do you tweet the most.

From my perspective, tweeting 5- 10 times per day can be a productive day if you spread those tweets out over the course of the day. It is imperative to reply to anyone who mentions your id in a tweet and if you can add value to a conversation. My objective is to connect with companies during the day or seek answers to questions to help me with business practices.  For this reason, the majority  of my tweets occur during normal business hours.

Creating brand presence from my perspective occurs the best when business people are online. The exception would be evening chats.

How often do you tweet? I would be curious to know of anyone who tweets more than 50-100 times a day.  First off, is that your full-time job and second are you seeing above average results. There is only so much time in a day to get your work done and most of us cannot spend our whole day on twitter.  What are your thoughts?  Is 5- 10 a good day in your perspective or do you have some results from your own studies that indicate different results?

Picture topgold

Comments: 4

  • fried ned says:

    @Hermit_Thrush_ tweets about 75 tweets per day.

  • Excellent article! I agree that 5 – 10 is right on the money +/- 2…If you consider the “business day” to be between the hours of 7am – 7pm (with respect to your time zone), then that’s 12 hours. If your goal was to tweet at most every hour on the hour, during the “business day” – then on the low, at end 25% of available time = 3 tweets, 50% = 6 tweets and 100% = 12 tweets.

  • Tommy says:

    Do not agree with yopur staff at all, i send correction my software sends 144 Tweets in a 24 hour period all post unique every 5 minutes to be exact anything less well you may as well not be there. I hope you do not have real humans on the pay roll doing this.

  • Tom Wilon says:

    Accordinng to Don Crowther (, a social media expert who bases his thoughts on quantitative testing, he says that between about 8 and 15 per day is the sweet spot.

Add a New Comment

Thank you for adding to the conversation!

Our comments are moderated. Your comment may not appear immediately.