When Is The Best Day To Post On Medium?

So, when is the best day to post on Medium?

For me, the best day to post on Medium is literally any day of the week that isn’t Saturday or Sunday.

Want to see how I know that? Take a look at my stats here..

Does anything about the above look a little weird to you?

Probably not. If you unfocus your eyes it’ll probably look like a big green rectangle. However, the devil is in the bloody details here.

I’m going to show you the same picture again, except I’m going to highlight when the Saturdays and Sundays are with big red arrows.

best day to post on medium

Okay, so if you look closely, you’ll see there’s a bit of a dip that happens on Saturdays and Sundays. There is literally no other days of the week that are as low as Saturdays and Sundays are.

Sometimes I’ll see as much as a 500 view difference from the Friday before (roughly a 20% drop). That’s nuts.

And this same data repeats itself over and over again on my stats page every single month. It is CONSTANTLY Saturdays and Sundays.


Now, I lied to you about one thing.

Before I said that any day that isn’t Saturday or Sunday is the best day to post on Medium. While it’s true that weekdays are mostly pretty darn good for posting, I’d say that a few specific days are clear winners..

For me, the best day to post on MEDIUM is Monday. You almost always see a big boost in views on Monday when people come back to work or get back from vacation.

It doesn’t ALWAYS work out like this, however. Sometimes Tuesday wins, and sometimes Friday wins. But more often than not, Mondays bring me the most views.

So if I were you trying to figure out the best day to post on Medium, I’d choose Mondays at 8 AM EST for sure.


The Best Day To Post On Medium Can Also Be..

One thing I’ve also seen is that views tend to drop off a cliff the closer you get to Friday. Fridays are not necessarily bad days to post, but think about it.. if you know that Saturday and Sunday are going to suck in terms of getting views, then why post on Friday and then have you article nosedive on Saturday and Sunday?

It’s sort of like choosing to go the grocery store at rush hour. There’s a better time for this.

I’d say Monday-Thursday are the best days to post, while Friday is a neutral date, and Saturday/Sunday are no-go’s.

What do you think of that?

I’d love to hear your opinions on the best day to post on Medium. What have you seen? What’s your stats look like? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂

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By |2019-09-11T08:14:15+00:00September 11th, 2019|Medium|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Donna September 12, 2019 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I’d love to see your graph with the Medium Enhanced Stats activated so we can see which days you post on. My views – and fans – are always higher on the day I post a new story. If I post in the evening, my uptick will be the next day. Fans follow views. So, if you usually post on a Monday, it makes sense that your Saturday and Sunday views are lowest since your ‘new’ story is old by then, all your fans have had a chance to read it.

  2. Scott September 14, 2019 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    I have only been posting for a month on Medium. My stats are really all over the board. As a new writer, I find this post interesting and a great place to start. Thanks for sharing your stats as a comparison to how you find the best time to post.

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