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How many YouTube Shorts should I post in a day?

. 7 min read
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The truth is, there's no one-size-fits-all answer to the question, "How many YouTube Shorts should I post a day". According to Circleboom, however, the answer is 3-4 times a day. Keep on reading to see the magic behind it!

The question of posting frequency on YouTube is a big one. You want to be visible, engage your audience, and promote your channel. But how much is too much, and how little leaves you lost in the algorithm abyss?

Let's break down the science of YouTube Shorts posting frequency to craft a strategy that sets your channel on fire. And see how Circleboom Publish can be a nice helping tool on the way.

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Understanding YouTube Shorts posting frequency

YouTube Shorts are bite-sized videos that offer a quick and engaging way to connect with your audience. They’re the platform’s answer to the rising trend of short-form content, popularized by platforms like TikTok.

But with great power comes great responsibility, and the question of frequency is crucial. So here is what you need to consider to find that sweet spot:

  • The golden rule: Quality over quantity: Always prioritize quality over quantity. A well-crafted Short can outperform dozens of hastily made ones. Your YouTube Shorts should be crisp, clear, and compelling—every second counts!
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  • Knowing your audience and engagement timing: Use YouTube Analytics to understand when your audience is most active. Posting during these peak hours can increase your chances of higher engagement.
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  • Working with the algorithm: YouTube’s algorithm favors content that viewers love to interact with. If your Shorts are getting likes, comments, and shares, you're on the right track. However, inundating your subscribers with too many videos at once can lead to lower engagement per Short.
  • Experiment, adapt, and evolve: Start with a manageable number of YouTube Shorts and adjust as you go. Monitor your analytics to determine the YouTube Shorts posting frequency that best fits your content and audience.
  • Sustainable creativity: Avoid burnouts. Don’t let the pressure of posting overwhelm you. Taking a step back is better than pushing yourself into a creative block.

Last but not least, don't forget that consistency is key. And don't get me wrong. Consistency doesn’t mean posting a dozen times a day; it means finding a rhythm that works for you and sticking to it. Whether it’s one Short a day or five a week, build a routine and keep it regular.


I still can't decide how many YouTube Shorts you should post a day. Then leave it to Circleboom!

By gathering anonymous user behavior data, Circleboom offers global tendencies as built-in best times to post on YouTube shorts. With that comes your auto-generated weekly posting calendar, and thus, the ideal YouTube Shorts posting frequency.

Just head over to your dashboard and navigate to "Time and Queue Settings" through the left menu.

Then pick your account and choose "Advanced Settings & Best Time to Post". From here, all you need to do is set the time zone and click on "Add Best Times to Post".

Voila! You will effortlessly have a YouTube Shorts calendar and also find an answer to the question of "How many YouTube Shorts should I post a day?".

So Circleboom basically says that you should be posting 3-4 YouTube Shorts a day with more emphasis on the weekends. Yes, this is based on large data, and can only reflect tendencies, but it gives a nice point to start. Thanks, Circleboom!

Now that the posting calendar is ready, all you need to do is create your YouTube Shorts and queue them up to be scheduled in advance.

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Alternative approaches to YouTube Shorts posting frequency

Though I said that there's no clear-cut answer, there can still be two main approaches:

The short-term sprint: Posting for explosive growth

Let's be honest; the potential for a Short to explode and send your channel into the stratosphere is incredibly tempting. If that's your main goal, then aiming for 2-3 posts per day might be the way to go. Here's why:

  • More shorts, more chances: The more Shorts you have out there, the higher the likelihood of one catching fire. It's a numbers game, plain and simple.
  • Attention-grabbing hooks: The first few seconds are crucial in the fast-paced world of YouTube Shorts. Hone your skills at crafting captivating hooks that attract viewers and make them want to see more.
  • Riding the trends: Keep a sharp eye on trending hashtags and sounds. They're goldmines for boosting discoverability. Think of them as conversation starters that propel your Shorts into the spotlight. By capitalizing on what's hot, you can tap into a wider audience and increase your discoverability.
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But hold on a second. Can you realistically churn out high-quality Shorts daily? Be honest with yourself about the time commitment involved. A lower posting frequency might be more realistic if your Shorts involve complex editing or intricate effects.

Also, consider the fine line between staying active and bombarding your viewers. Posting too frequently might backfire and leave them feeling overwhelmed.


Building a loyal legion: The slow and steady approach

If your vision is cultivating a dedicated community, focusing on a few Shorts per week could be your sweet spot. This allows you to strike a healthy balance between staying active and giving yourself some breathing room to create.

Here's where we focus on cultivating a dedicated audience that keeps coming back for more:

  • Find your sweet spot: Aim for 3-5 Shorts per week. This allows you to stay active without sacrificing quality or burning yourself out.
  • Content with staying power: The evergreen approach shines here. Craft a mix of trendy and long-lasting content relevant to your niche. Inform, entertain, inspire—the choice is yours!
  • You've got this, community!  Respond to comments, run polls, and nurture a two-way conversation. Understanding your audience's preferences is key to building a thriving community.

Bonus tips for YouTube Shorts success

  • Batching is your best friend: Dedicate specific times to film and edit multiple Shorts at once. Thank you, future self!
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Batching not only helps with content creation but also helps you while you're sharing. So, having a tool like Circleboom will help you even more than you can imagine.
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  • Repurpose, repurpose, repurpose! Breathe new life into existing long-form content by chopping it into bite-sized Shorts.
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I also recommend using Circleboom for that, as it allows you to repost or reschedule your existing posts, or work on them before sharing them again.
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  • Consider the competition: A highly competitive niche might demand a more frequent upload schedule to stand out.

The key takeaway?

Here, the magic lies in a strategic mix. Weave in trendy topics with evergreen content (think timeless appeal) that caters to your niche. This is your chance to establish yourself as a thought leader and build a loyal fanbase.

Find a posting frequency that allows you to consistently create high-quality content. Experiment, analyze, and adapt – with dedication and a dash of strategic genius, you'll unlock the perfect Shorts posting formula for your channel.

Or just use Circleboom and get a head start on all these.


Fatih Kemal Oksuzoglu

Passionate about the latest trends and developments in the digital world, all the way from social media marketing to cybersecurity, and enjoys sharing his insights and tips.

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