The Best and Worst Times to Post to Social Media [Infographic]

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Getting seen on social media can be tricky so it helps to be aware of times that improve your chances!

This does need a disclaimer however and that’s that these are generalized times and not all markets perform the same. You ALWAYS should be doing your own testing.

Optimizing your posting times can greatly improve the EdgeRank of your Facebook Page.

That said though, these can be great starting points.

Lori Taylor from Social Caffeine provides us with this handy infographic to get us started on the right path.

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Facebook: Traffic is highest between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET.

Best time: Between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET

Worst time: 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. ET

Pinterest: Saturday morning is the best time to post.

Best time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET or 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET

Worst time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET

LinkedIn: Post before or after business hours.

Best time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET or 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET

Worst time: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET

Check out the full graphic for more:


Do you pay attention to when you post on social media or do you just go with the flow and post when your around?

Do you keep an editorial calendar or schedule of your upcoming posts so that your account never sits empty too long?

Let me know how YOU manage YOUR social media accounts!

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