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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.

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  • Jan 29 Posted 1 month ago lindsay.matush

    This is fabulous information! Can you specify which time zone this references?  With a 3 hour difference in the US, you could totally miss most of these windows!  Is this central?  

  • PamDyer's picture
    Mar 19 Posted 11 months ago PamDyer

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

  • Justin Belmont's picture
    Mar 18 Posted 11 months ago Justin Belmont

    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!