Success Tip

Best times to post on Social Media

This was adapted from – Kristin Piombino | Posted: April 10, 2014

Do you post social media updates when your audience has the highest chance of seeing them, or just whenever you think of it or happen to have a free minute.

If you aren’t posting to a social media site when most of your audience members are on it, all that time you spent crafting the update goes to waste. And you’re a busy person. You don’t have any time to waste.

Here are the best times to post to each site:

  • Worse times: Monday and Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Most used right before and after work. Tuesday & Thursday are the most used days.
  • Facebook: Weekdays 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Worse times: all weekend, 10pm – 4am
  • Most business people do not check Facebook during work hours.
  • 80% of users check their phone early every morning
  • Google+: 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Worse times: 6pm-7am
  • Twitter: On weekends from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Blog: Monday, Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m. Best is to post once a week on the same day. Post links to your blog using the guidelines above.
  • Pinterest: On Saturday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

~ Jim Olsen