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When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest (Infographic)

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When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest (Infographic) image social media best times to postDetermining the best times to post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and blogs is vital to content marketing success. The optimal time to share on each platform may vary depending on your audience, of course. The nature of your business and data about when your audience is active should inform and drive your timetable so that you maximize your reach and virality.

Social media timing tools

There are many tools you can use to gauge your timing. HootSuite’s functionality enables you to automatically schedule your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn updates based on your followers’ engagement patterns. A great app I just discovered called SocialBro analyzes the timelines of your followers and creates a “best time to tweet” report that tells you when you should be tweeting to maximize retweets and replies. Topsy, an app that has been around for a few years, performs social network trend analysis. Timing+ helps you decide when it’s best to post on Google+ by evaluating your historical post data. SocialFlow uses real-time data to understand the constantly changing interests of your audience and maps your content to the windows where you’ll get the most attention.

When to post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and blogs — and when not to

Fannit combed the Web and aggregated the timing information below, which you can use as a general guideline.

  • Facebook

Best times: Weekdays 6:00-8:00am and 2:00-5:00pm

Worst times: Weekends 10:00pm-4:00am

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  • Twitter

Best times: Weekends 1:00-3:00 pm

Worst times: 8:00pm-8:00am

  • Google+

Best times: 9:00-11:00am

Worst times: 6:00pm-7:00am

  • LinkedIn

Best times: 7:00-8:30am, 5:00-6:00pm

Worst times: Monday and Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

  • Pinterest

Best times: Saturday, 2:00-4:00am and 8:00-11:00pm

Worst times: 1:00-7:00am and 5:00-7:00pm

  • Blogs

Best times: Monday, Friday, and Saturday at 11:00am

Worst times: 11:00pm-8:00am

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  1. Shilpi S Roy says:

    This will really help all the people. To get the result everyone should have the knowledge of the timings. Great one.

  2. Ian Dixon says:

    The usual totally flawed arguments about when is the best time to post.

    The article quotes times. Which time zone do they apply to?
    I assume US Eastern because that is the flawed metric that normally gets used,

    The fact is that the internet is global so there is never a best time to post. It depends very much on your audience and where they are located. I’m in the UK so target times for me are different from someone in the USA. Oh and it is also a nonsense to rule out particular times. Weekends can actually be very succussful because they are quieter.

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