Best Times And Days To Post On Social Media – Tips For 2017

 

 

Content that is helpful, interesting and offers value is the backbone of any successful blog. Sharing your blog posts to social media sites can help drive quality traffic to your blog. But, knowing the best times and days to post to social media is a key factor, a lot of bloggers just post and pray. If you can set yourself up so you are posting the right content to the right place at the right time, you will be successful with your social media campaigns.

Why Are The Best Times To Post So Important?

When you post to social media sites, only a small percentage of your followers will actually see your post. Your post actually getting seen depends on the activity level of your community at the time you publish your post.

For example, if only 10% of your followers are online when you publish a post then only 10% of your followers will have the opportunity to see your post. But in reality it’s actually less. Most of what you worked hard at to post will most likely be lost in the constant flow of social media streams. But, if 50% of your followers are online…..well, you get the idea.

Check Out The Infographic, This Shows The Best Times To Post To Social Media Sites:

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© Blog2Social by ADENION

 

Some Details About The Best Times To Post To Social Media

The best times to reach out to social media sites really varies across the many social media networks. Posts on LinkedIn and Twitter are likely to draw the most attention during rush hour times, mornings and afternoons. Facebook and Pinterest are more likely to be most active in the afternoon and evening hours.

Twitter:

  • Best times for posting on Twitter are the morning hours between 8a.m. – 10a.m. Middays from 11a.m. – 1p.m. and after work from 4p.m. – 7p.m.

Facebook:

  • The best time to post to Facebook is in the afternoon from 1p.m. – 4p.m. and in the evenings from 6p.m. – 10p.m.
  • Posting on the weekends can effective as well.

Google+:

  • Best times for posting to Google+ is in the morning from 7a.m. – 10a.m. and again in the afternoon from 2p.m. – 3p.m.

LinkedIn:

  • The best time to post to LinkedIn seems to be during office hours from 8a.m. – 10a.m. and in the afternoon from 4p.m. – 6p.m.

Pinterest:

  • The best times to post to pinterest are around midday from 12a.m. – 2p.m. and in the evening from 7p.m. – 10p.m.
  • Posting on the weekends can effective also.

Instagram:

  • The best times to post to instagram are around midday from 12a.m. – 2p.m. and in the evening from 7p.m. – 10p.m.

Flickr:

  • The best times to post to Flickr are in the early morning hours from 7a.m – 9a.m. and in the evenings from 5p.m. – 7p.m.

Blogs:

  • The best publishing days for corporate blogs are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with a peak in interactions on Wednesdays.

Interaction Is Key

The more engaging and personal your posts are, the more likely your audience will be to interact with them. However, there is a distinct difference between attention and interaction. There seems to be times and days when your posts are more likely to get more or less interaction from followers. Peak times for interaction and engagement varies from network to network.

Have A Look At This Infographic Outlining Positive And Negative Interaction:

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So, How Often Should We Share Content On Social Media?

Social media will help you get your blog content in front of an engaging audience. For each social network there is an optimal amount or frequency in which you should post in order to achieve maximum engagement. Posting in excess may result in annoying and driving followers away.

Here Is Another Infographic Outlining How Often You Should Post Your Content:

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© Blog2Social by ADENION

Twitter: 3 Posts Per Day

  • Best posting frequency for Twitter is 3 posts per day.
  • Engagement decreases slightly after the third tweet.
  • Something to consider: For every 3 pieces of creative or promotional content, post 5 pieces of curated content from other sources and 2 pieces of personal content ( that can also be in the form of replies and personal comments ).
  • Don’t forget that the best times for posting on Twitter are in the morning hours from 8a.m. – 10a.m, middays from 11a.m – 1p.m. and after work from 4p.m. – 7p.m.

Facebook: 2 Posts Per Day Max.

  • Best posting frequency – 2 posts per day.
  • After the second post, engagement drops dramatically.
  • Don’t forget, the best times for posting on Facebook are in the afternoon from 1p.m. – 4p.m. and in the evenings from 6p.m. – 10p.m. and on weekends.

Google+: 3 Posts Per Day

  • Best posting frequency for Google+ is 3 times per day, but more is ok.
  • And of course the more you post, the more overall engagement you will create.
  • Don’t forget, the best times to be posting to Google+ are in the morning from 7a.m. – 10a.m. and in the afternoons from 2p.m. – 3p.m.

LinkedIn: 1 Post Per Day

  • Best frequency with which you should post to LinkedIn is 1 post per day with a maximum of 20 posts per month.
  • You should also post to groups regularly and engage with replies and comments.
  • Don’t forget, the best times to post to LinkedIn are during office hours from 8a.m. – 10a.m. and in the afternoon from 4p.m. – 6p.m.

Pinterest: 5 Pins Per Day

  • 5 posts per day is best on Pinterest, but more is also ok.
  • The more you post, the more engagement you are likely to create.
  • Don’t forget, the best times to post on Pinterest are around midday from 12a.m. – 2p.m. and in the evening from 7p.m. – 10p.m. and on weekends.

Instagram: 1 Post Per Day

  • You should be posting on Instagram 1 – 2 times per day, but more is ok.
  • The more you post, the more engagement you will create. Remember though, it is important to keep up with your engagement.
  • Don’t forget, the best times to post on Instagram are around midday from 12.a.m. – 2p.m. and in the evening from 7p.m. – 10p.m.

Flickr: 1 Post Per Day Or More

  • Best frequency for posting on Flickr is 1 – 20 images per day
  • Don’t forget the best times to post on Flickr are in the early mornings between 7a.m. – 9a.m. and in the evening from 5p.m. – 7p.m.

Blogs: 6 – 8 posts per month

  • Best blogging frequency would be 6 – 8 times per month.
  • Increasing blogging to 6 – 8 times per month will almost certainly double the amount of leads.
  • Don’t forget, the best publishing days for corporate blogs are, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with a peak in interactions on Wednesdays.

In order to be successful with your social media campaigns you need to be posting consistently. Following some of these guidelines should help ensure your success with your social media posts. There are many helpful tools and plugins that will greatly enhance your social media efforts, and one of those helpful plugins is Blog2Social the best social media auto-post plugin for WordPress users.

 

 

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