Social media bombards us with videos, pictures, and posts at all hours of the day. How can you be sure that your YouTube video is catching people’s eyes at the right time? Here are the three best times to post your videos for maximum views.
2-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
According to a study run by Frederator Networks (http://www.tubefilter.com/2015/01/12/best-days-times-to-post-youtube-videos-yearly-calendar/), late afternoon posts are best for early in the week. An afternoon Music Monday would be ideal to promote new songs. Country artist Hunter Hayes posts a new #ForTheLOVEofMusic video every Monday to tease new songs to his fans.
12-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday
Frederator Networks compiled their data by analyzing the viewership from their 1,300 YouTube channels. They found that early afternoon is the ideal posting time for later in the work week. A noontime Throwback Thursday video featuring a cover of an old song will help your channel gain steam. Acapella group Pentatonix got over 10 million views on its *NSYNC medley throwback.
9-11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
The study found that as the week goes on, viewers are more likely to watch videos earlier in the day. Weekends are for mid-morning video watching. A Weekend Update vlog could be a nice touch to round out your week and give your audiences something to look forward to. Family cover band Cimorelli posted periodic vlogs to clue viewers in on their daily lives.
Thousands of videos are uploaded to YouTube every single day. Knowing the prime time for posting will help your videos get more views from the get-go.
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Kristen Harris enjoys listening to a wide range of music, from Taylor Swift to, on occasion, Celtic instrumental. She also spends her time writing, reading, and baking.