In this #bloggingedumacation lesson, I’m sharing the BEST Social Media posting times. Truly, these times could (and can) be argued but they are times that I find to work (for the most part…obviously the time of year can mess this all up and your time zone…I’ve yet to find someone that claims the perfect time zone). Use this as a guideline or a starting point and figure out the BEST Social Media posting times that work for you and your readers. Ultimately that’s what matters.
Google+ (are you using this platform??)
Between 9am-11am seems to be the most popular posting times for this platform. I think the jury is still out for growing your community here. Honestly, it doesn’t take that much time to push your content over there. Just do it. 😉 I do it when I remember to AND I see traffic from it, so I really should make sure it’s on my social media share list every day.
Facebook (have you given up on this platform??)
lol…funny right?? In an age where your content won’t be seen without a little dough to back it up, it’s almost kind of pointless to talk about sharing times to Facebook. However, people are still using Facebook and they primarily check it before work, at lunch time, on the commute home and any breaks during the day. For the most part, people don’t have access to Facebook during the working day (what??? Facebook is blocked at work?? Shocking right?? ummmm no…#timesuck anyone??) So, time-wise those hours would be 7-9am, 12-2pm, 4-6pm -ish.
The thing I can say about Twitter is that it is a live conversation that it happening literally 24 hours a day. There are hundreds of thousands of tweets being sent out every minute. I literally can’t even fathom that many accounts tweeting that often. Mind blowing for sure. For me, Twitter seems to be most active in the evening time, like right after work. But ultimately, it also mirrors the Facebook posting times (aka before work, during lunch, on the commute home and on breaks throughout the day)
Best times are definitely early in the morning (6-8am) and late at night (like think anytime after 8pm). I typically search Pinterest right when I get into bed and it appears that a lot of other people do that too. So get to posting your content at those times. #PinAllTheThings 😉 LOL
This platform seems to be relevant most of the hours of the day (just not in the wee hours of the night). There’s really not been a lot of data to show a significant difference in posting times. I’ve seen people suggest 2-3pm, but honestly, the only time that I’ve seen very little engagement is the wee hours of the night.
What times do you find work the best for you on your Social Media accounts?