When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC]

PamDyer
Pam Dyer Marketing Director, SolutionsIQ

Posted on March 10th 2014

When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social media is always on.

social media best times to post When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and PinterestDetermining 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 for U.S. time zones.

  • Facebook

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

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

  • 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

social media best times post When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest

When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog. A Forbes Top-50 Forbes Social Media Power Influencer, Pam is a Seattle-area marketing professional and Seahawks fan. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer.

PamDyer

Pam Dyer

Marketing Director, SolutionsIQ

Pam Dyer is an integrated marketing executive dedicated to helping companies grow via innovative branding and audience engagement programs. She delivers results by leading teams to create forward-looking strategies and translate them into measurable tactics, iterating as needed to achieve corporate goals. She is a big-picture thinker and relationship-builder who thrives in environments where collaboration is embraced. Pam has a passion for achieving business results through supporting people, growing teams, and sharing success.

Pam authors an award-winning blog, Pamorama which helps businesses optimize their brands, create customer engagement, and drive sales by using social media channels and content marketing programs. She has educated thousands of people about how to create, manage, and measure outreach initiatives on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and other social networks. Pam has a global footprint and routinely receive questions and comments from her audience, the majority of whom are in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Comments

Justin Belmont
Posted on March 19th 2014 at 12:40AM

You present some really great tools, here. The infographic is immensely helpful, especially for companies, like Prose Media, that use a lot of different social media platforms. You break it down nicely!

PamDyer
Posted on March 19th 2014 at 4:32PM

Glad you found it relevant, Justin -- hope you're having a good week!