Posted by: johnocunningham | May 20, 2013

Best “Traffic” Times for Posting to Social Media Sites

A recent post on “Social Media Today” by Brianna Smith provided a great summary on the best times to post to social media sites.

Those who are posting material for themselves or their organizations might want to take advantage of research showing that the best times to get your post noticed are:

  • Between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. for Linked-In (looks like everyone checks those boxes just before work);
  • Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. for Google-plus (maybe these are quick-peek coffee break looks);
  • Between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. is a great window for both Twitter and Facebook (perhaps users are coming off a “social high” at lunch); and
  • Between 5:00 p.m and 6:00 p.m. is another good window for Linked-In (looks like people take a quick peek there at end of the day too).

Of course, if you make use of sophisticated analytic programs, you can learn even more about when people are reading material on your blog or your Website, and you can discover whether people are being driven there from your blogging, tweeting or posting on social media.

What is your experience? Does it match up with the research? Try checking for yourself when your tweets and blog posts are most effective, and you can use that information to improve your return on effort !



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