Prime Time for Social Media

When is the best time to Post, Tweet, Update Statuses and Blog? How can I get more likes and traffic to my page? Those are the big questions many people are wondering for their businesses. Knowing when to post a status update, tweet a blog post or send out an email newsletter can make the difference in its effectiveness.Does it really matter what time and day of the week you post on?  After all, it does not do much good to share a video early in the morning if your readers, fans or customers are typically not active until late in the day. The answer is YES, although it does not mean that if you don’t post at the specific time, you wont get more “Likes” it just means on average this is when more people are on, therefore more people will view your post.

According to data from bit.ly, The BEST day to Post/Tweet/etc is Wednesday with the ideal time between 1pm to 4pm.

BEST TIMES TO POST ON…

FACEBOOK:
The prime time for links is between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Bit.ly data, says 3 p.m. on Wednesday is the <b>peak time</b> to post links on Facebook.

-Best Facebook “Sharing” is done on Saturdays
-FB “shares” spike around noon and after 7pm.
-“While traffic starts to increase around 9:00 a.m., one would be wise to wait to post until 11am,” Posts from fan pages generally last for 22 hours, and 51 minutes.
-You should not Post more than once a day on Facebook Fan Pages

TWITTER:
The prime time for clicks is between 1 and 3 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.
The worst times are after 8 p.m. and after 3 p.m. on Fridays.
-Most Retweets occur around 5pm. So try to Tweet before then.
-Best time to tweet generally, Noon and 6 pm. Lunch time, and average time people get off of work.
-Best time to tweet for the most traction is on a Monday between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET
-Life span of a Tweet on average is 2.8 hours

PINTEREST
-The best time to share things on Pinterest is Saturday morning, according to data from Bitly,
-12% of clicks comes from mobile devices.

TUMBLR:
-It’s suggested to wait until at least 4:00 p.m. ET. to post important content, and posts that go up after 7:00 p.m. get the most clicks during a 24-hour period.
-It’s also suggested that Friday evenings are a key time to post on Tumblr
-Traffic from Tumblr peaks between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday

INSTAGRAM
– Use Statigram.com to come up with the statistics for your personal Instagram, and figure out when the best time for you to post is.

Key Point:
-Nearly 50% of Americans are on the Eastern Time Zone. This may also affect your traffic coming in. Figure out your market, are trying to provide posts for traffic nationwide or more locally. For Our Team, we focus on local areas and times.

*These tips & data may contradict each other, but generally provide the times and days most beneficial to use social media.

*times/numbers data from bit.ly.

Thank you for Reading,

The Inman Team

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