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Knowing the Best Times to Post on Social Networks (Infographic)

I’ve often heard some bloggers complaining that social networking sites is a waste of time because they are not getting any meaningful result from it, while many others usually confess that Social Networking sites has always been their main source of referral traffic. A very good example of those making it from social networking sites is T.I Roberts of tiroberts.com.

 

T.I Roberts doesn’t believe in SEO at all and therefore, she so much believes in using Social Networking sites to drive tons of traffic to her blog. The question now is…….Why are some people seeing a significant result from social networks while others are saying it’s a total waste of time? Looking at this question, I came to realize that it’s all about knowing the best times to reach your audience. Do you really know the best time to post on social networks?

 

However, knowing the best times to reach your audience is one of the trickiest aspects of maintaining your brand’s social media strategy.

Therefore, compiled below are the best and worst times to post on social networks which includes Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and Facebook. I found it interesting and decided to share with you, hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Note: These stats are not set in stone – they’re based on Internet users as a whole, not on your specific target audience – but they’re a solid starting point for anyone looking to gain more traction with their social media posts.

 

Take a look…..

Courtesy of: Social Caffeine
I advice you keep track of your analytics – specifically, know when your audience seems to be most receptive to your content – and periodically revise your social media schedule.
Your Turn:
What do you think about this infographic? Do you know the best time to post on social networks? Please lets discourse more on the comment section.
If you like what you just read, please do me a favour by tweeting and sharing it with your friends. Thanks.
Theodore Nwangene
 

Theodore Nwangene is a full time Blogger and Freelance writer. He is the founder of many businesses among which is Top Blogging Coach where he teaches young and would be Entrepreneurs how to create a lasting Internet Business and quit their daily work. Visit his blog and learn many ways you can improve your blogging experience. Connect with him on Twitter and on Facebook.

Adrienne - January 24, 2013

Hey Theodore,

I saw late last year a study by Buddy Media on the different companies in a broad range of industries of what times were best to post on Facebook and they found posting between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. CST as the sweet spot. They also suggested not posting more then four times a day because people aren’t reading every single post. Spread them out. I’ve been doing that for quite a while now and it works.

The times I post on Twitter vary and I run a report every month to see which times are best. There are even some weekend times that they recommend so mine vary by the day and month actually.

Google+ is about the same, I saw some posting times there but I just follow with what I post on Twitter and it’s been working.

Great infographic but I’m sure it varies somewhat per person.

~Adrienne

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 26, 2013

    Sure thing Adrienne,
    It surely varies per individual and that’s why they said that what worked for you might not work for me. I like the analysis you outlined here though. The best thing is not about following what everyone says, but by doing and sticking with what works for you.

    Will like if you can publish a post on how you normally run the twitter report.

    Thanks for your brilliant comment Adrienne, Enjoy your weekend.

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Michael Belk - January 25, 2013

Hey Theodore, nice infographic. I do not get much luck with social networking sites. I do ok with Stumbleupon, but they do not comment.

I am not sure if it matters as much, but comments are a good feedback system.

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 26, 2013

    I agree with you that comment is a good feedback system Michael,
    This is because it shows that people are actually reading your posts. I thing you have to find out why you’re not been successful with social media though, it could be because of the time factor we are discoursing here.

    Thanks for your comment my friend and do enjoy your weekend.

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Babanature - January 25, 2013

Hello Theodore,
Nice post here. i don’t have a specific time to post because i know everybody have a time zone so i use an automatic tool to send my post 3 to 4 times a day so it will reach the whole time zone. Thanks

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 26, 2013

    Welcome to TBC Babatunde,
    I’m happy to have you here indeed. The time zone of a thing is what we all need to know so as to know when we will be reaching our targeted audience for more result.

    Please what tool are you using to schedule your postings?

    Thanks for coming, hope to see you here again.

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Sergio Felix - January 25, 2013

Great infographic man, I believe those times are based mostly on spare time and dead time from people that either have a job or go to school.

My audience is basically from two places in the world, America and Europe, so if I post anything after 5:00pm chances are nobody in Europe is going to see it but my audience in the USA definitely sees it.

The same goes for when I work until very late, I post something at 2:00am and nobody is going to see it in America but at that time it’s already a great time for marketers in Europe because it’ll be 10:00am their time.

Just my thoughts on this. 😉

Sergio

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 26, 2013

    Hey my man,
    I’m happy you have analyzed your posting time, its not very easy to know all these but i still think its still advisable because if you don’t know when your targeted audience are usually online, you might be wasting your time. So I’m happy you’ve discovered yours man.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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Sapna - January 26, 2013

HI Theodore

Great infographics!

But whether these timings are going to work for me I need to check. I remain very less active on social media and will take your infographics into consideration now for posting and remaining active there.

Thanks for sharing this.

Sapna

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 26, 2013

    You welcome Sapna,
    I’m happy you like the infographic. I’m not also very active on social media either and that is something i really need to work on now. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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Chadrack - January 26, 2013

Hi Theodore,

First, I must say this infographic is simply great. The colors and layout passes across the message with ease. However, there is something that many who give these suggestions do not take into consideration and that is the issue of time zone. You simply need to know your target audience and then know their time zone if you are going to succeed with these suggestions. And if you are targeting a world wide niche then be ready to stay awake both day and night to succeed with social media postings! 🙂

The point I’m trying to make here is that depending only on social media for your site traffic is not a good strategy. If you must use social media remember to optimize your posts. That will bring in traffic anytime without you trying to gauge the time zone of your target audience. Besides, social media traffic most times are nothing but who are there to socialize and not for business.

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 26, 2013

    You have to be awake both day and night? Lol
    Even if you’re a robot. Yea i agree with you on the time zone issue Chadrack, i didn’t even thought of before. I normally schedule my postings to automatically go out by 4pm Nigeria time.

    But the time zone is something that really matters also. Thanks for reminding me bro.

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Felix Lee - January 26, 2013

That is very interesting information on the best times to post. I understand that these times are the ones where you get the most exposure on social media, but I also think it’s important to reach out to different audiences who are online at different times. Great infographic!

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 28, 2013

    Thanks for your point Felix,
    I think the best thing is just to identify when your target audience are usually online. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Jess Brown - January 26, 2013

Hi Theodore,

This is my first time to your blog! You have some great resources here!

This infographic was pretty eye-opening. I have been turning into one of the people who thinks social media is a waste of time, but now I know why. I have been posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest at the wrong times. Now I know what I need to do to get better results and I’ll be tracking my analytics to see if there is any noticeable change.

Thanks for posting this!

Jess

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 28, 2013

    Hey Jess,
    Welcome to TBC, I’m really glad to have you here. You don’t have to see social media as a waste of time at all, just try the tips you got from here and see what u can come out with.

    Do let me know the result.

    Thanks for coming Jess, hope to see you again.

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Rahul - January 27, 2013

Great post dude…. this infographic is very helpful for me and my blog because in this time period i share my post then i get hug traffic..
thanks for sharing..

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Neamat Tawadrous - January 27, 2013

Hi Theodore,

Great Infographic Theodore!

This is very educating as I just post on social media but I never follow a schedule of when are the best times. Very interesting to know these information as I need to adjust my postings according to the best times mentioned in the infographic and test and see what are the best times that will work for me.

Thanks Theodore for sharing this important and valuable information.

Be Blessed,

Neamat

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 28, 2013

    Hey Neamat,
    Thanks for visiting my blog today, really appreciated. I’m sure you will start getting some pretty results ones you apply these tips. Do let me know the outcome.

    Thanks ones again for coming.

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Enstine Muki - January 29, 2013

Hey bro,
My experience with Twitter confirms Adrienne’s opinion. That also confirms your range 1 – 3 pm. This generally will get more impressions.

I have not studied this for other networks but it should not be too different

Nice infograph my man

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 30, 2013

    Yea my man,
    I also agree totally with what Adrienne is saying, but you might consider trying it for other networks as well, lets see what result it brings.

    Thanks for the visit Enstine.

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Stacey - January 30, 2013

This post is a bit unusual which makes it such a unique read. I learned a lot! Thank you so much for posting this and sharing this with us! 😉 Kudos!

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Kristine - January 30, 2013

Love the infographic. Made your post more understandable. I didn’t know there are specific best and worst times to post. Thanks for giving me an idea though. I think this post will be helpful but still some checking should be done whether this times for posting will work or not. Great share!

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    Theodore Nwangene - January 31, 2013

    Hi Kristine,
    Thanks a lot for coming to my blog, i really appreciate your visit. I’m also happy you’ve learnt something new from the post.

    I sure agree with you, all you have to do is just to try posting by these times and see what result it brings to you. Thanks ones again for the visit, hope to see you around again.

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samuel - January 31, 2013

Nice share i must say but i have personally stopped using social medias like facebook, althrough i still use twitter but i reply on search engines for traffic. Thanks for the post anyway :).

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    Theodore Nwangene - February 2, 2013

    Hey Samuel,
    Thanks a lot for coming to my blog, really appreciate. I believe that social media can give you some boost in traffic you use them appropriately. But its also good to be getting search traffic but i must say…Do not rely on them that much because they can’t be trusted.

    Thanks for the visit, hope to see you again.

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Kelly - February 4, 2013

I never knew that there is a right time that I should post my tweets and update my status in Facebook until I read this. Starting today, I will open my Facebook every afternoon from one to four.

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    Theodore Nwangene - February 4, 2013

    Hi Kelly,
    I’m happy to have you here. Just give it a shot and see what result it will bring.

    Thanks for stopping by and do have a wonderful week.

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Sandra - February 4, 2013

After I read your article, I realized something. There is really a time for everything specially with posting in Facebook and Twitter. So that’s why statuses from 8pm to 8am have lesser number of likes than my statuses from 1pm to 4pm. Hmmm, this is really worth sharing.

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    Theodore Nwangene - February 4, 2013

    Very happy that i can help with my post Sandra,

    Just try the tips i shared here, I’m sure it will also work for you.

    Thanks for coming.

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Sarah Park - February 9, 2013

Very well-presented infographic. I will surely use this as a reference everytime I work on social networks.

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    Theodore Nwangene - February 9, 2013

    Thanks for the compliment and welcome to my blog Sarah. Just try the tips out, I’m sure it will help you a lot.

    Thanks for coming.

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Hossain - February 13, 2013

I think this is my first visit here..

This is very uncommon to me. I surely try this because I also don’t have so much traffic from Social Media.

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    Theodore Nwangene - February 13, 2013

    Welcome to my blog Hossain,
    Just try out the tips here and see the impact it can create for your blog. Thanks for the visit ones again, hope to see you again.

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Brain Harry - February 19, 2013

Dear,

Mostly i used to be on Twitter and Facebook.While looking at timing as u shared, i found it pretty true as per response i get on those sites.

Again useful sharing brother.

Thanks

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MIc johns - July 25, 2013

Hey,

This post has somehow given me answer of my one of question which i asked you on another blog. Timing is really important to know because work is somehow depend on it.

You got this through survey or you did research on by own?

Regards

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    Theodore Nwangene - July 25, 2013

    Thanks for the visit Johns,
    I carried out some research and also asked many people some questions. I’m glad you like the post. Please, do visit us again

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Suresh Natrajan - September 27, 2013

Hey Brother,

How did you find this research or you did it by your own.seems you have referred T.I Roberts. :-). you have shared a quality solution with timing which is important. I will definitely refer it.

regards,

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Chris - October 2, 2013

I absolutely love infographics. They are so engaging.

It’s really interesting to know the best times to post on different social media networks. The problem is when you have to post for an audience on a different country (the time difference). Luckily, this can always be solved with scheduled posting.

Thanks for this lovely infographic and keep up the good work.

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