Best Time Scheduling is a new option that users can choose when picking out a time to schedule a message. When using Best Time Scheduling, CoSchedule intelligently picks out the best time for a message to be sent based on the day and network that is chosen. CoSchedule takes into account other messages scheduled for that day and will recalculate the best time for a message each time a new message is scheduled using Best Time.
Best Time Scheduling is available when scheduling social messages. Best Time Scheduling decides for you what time of the day you should post to get the highest amount of shares — which is different for each network and during the different times of day. It will automatically continue to re-evaluate and change Best Time Scheduled posts accordingly, as new messages (custom and Best Time) are added to the calendar. Best Time Scheduling will always choose the most optimal time for each message.
- Eliminate the guess work in social scheduling. Use Best Time Scheduling to share your messages at the highest traffic times for each network - according to social media best practices.
- Collision proof your messages. Best Time Scheduling takes into account the whole day and everything you already have scheduled. It's constantly reworking the schedule so your messages do not feel spammy or get sent out too close to one another.
- No more busywork or manual scheduling! Focus on quality messaging and publishing exceptional content. Let CoSchedule worry about getting your messages out at the right time!
Best Time Scheduling will show up as the default time option for when you schedule a standalone message or schedule social messages in the Social Queue connected to standalone content or WordPress blog posts.
Want better control of Best Time? For messages scheduled on future dates, you can use Best Time Range Scheduling. This will give you the ability to post to the Best Time at a time range of your choice. Choosing a Custom Time is also still available.
When a Best Time Scheduled message is on your calendar, it will have a Clock icon next to it.
If you move a Best Time scheduled message, it has the possibility to shuffle other Best Time Scheduled messages, if it believes that Best Time messages scheduled to the same Social Profile are too close.
How does it know when the best time is to post?
We took all of the rules, best practices, and research and put it into the feature, Best Time Scheduling. If you use Best Time Scheduling — CoSchedule will look at your calendar and take into account the whole day and everything you already have scheduled.
What data did you use to build it?
Data used to build Best Time Scheduling comes from research conducted by our marketing team, social networks, and a dozen of different companies. You can read more about our research at http://coschedule.com/blog/best-times-to-post-on-social-media/
Does it take into account my own traffic history? How smart is it? Does it get smarter? Are there any stats with it?
Analytics and traffic history are not taken into account at this time. Best time uses the best practices of the specific social network but it does not take into account a users history or analytics.
Can it schedule to the best day too?
Best Time Scheduling can only be used messages scheduled on the DAY that they are scheduled. Messages only move within the day. They will not move to other days. For blog posts and content, you can use our recommended dates (Same Day as Publish, Day After, Week After and Month After) in the social queue to help spread your messages out and get more traffic.
Timezones — It is aggregated across all timezones.
Best Time Scheduling is based on the calendar timezone and works if your customers are in the same timezone as the calendar. Best Time Scheduling will work exceptionally well because it will take into account the social networks best practices for that time zone. Global users can use the time ranges to help narrow down a specific time but they can not customize the timezone per audience.