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What Are The Best Times To Post On Social Media And Your Blog

Most people post on their blogs and on social media with out having no idea when is the best time to post on social media or a blog. Today I am going to share with you a very insightful infographic which will show you the best times to post on social media as well as your blog.

I often work on my blog at different times during the day and night and at that time I do all my posting, be it on my blog or on any of the social media. Sometimes I got miffed by the lack of response I got. I could not understand the lack of responsiveness at times.

The infographic was an eye opener for me. Wow! According to the best times to post on social media and on a blog, I got it all wrong! No wonder, why the response to my posts was so blah.

The information made me realize that, yes, I can work all hours of the day but when it comes to posting on social media or my blog, I cannot leave it to chance It is best done when the time for posting is right. The infographic may also give you some food for thought.

Best Times To Post On Social Media – Infographic


social media infographic when are the best times to post


Summary Of Best Times To Post On Social Media

1. Facebook

  • Best time – Weekdays from 6-8AM and from 2-5PM
  • Worst time – 10PM-4AM and all weekends

2. Twitter

  • Best time – from 1-3PM and weekends
  • Worst time – 8PM-8AM

3. Google +

  • Best time – from 9-11AM
  • Worst time – from 6PM-7AM

4. LinkedIn

  • Best time – from 7-8:30AM, 5-6PM
  • Worst time – Monday and Friday, and 9AM-5PM daily

5. Pinterest

  • Best time – Saturday morning and during weekdays from 2-4PM and from 8-11PM
  • Worst time – from 5-7PM and from 1-7AM

Summary Of Best Time To Post On Your Blog

6. Blogs

  • Best time – Monday, Friday, and Saturday at 11AM
  • Worst time – from 11PM-8AM

I would have never thought that the likely reason for not getting a good response to my posting would be the times I post. Now I know I have been posting at all the wrong times to both on the social media and my blog.

Knowing the best times I still work different hours during the day and evening at least I can schedule publishing for the peak responsive times.

It will be interesting to see the stats after I will implement this timeline. I will keep you posted. If you liked this infographic and the information within, please make sure to “Like” the post and leave a comment.


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0 Responses to What Are The Best Times To Post On Social Media And Your Blog

  1. Winsten October 10, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

    Thanks for the useful studies Dita. I think we should add in the need to understand the targeted traffic of the site. The timing would change if my target of audience is supposed to be from Asia. Many bloggers simply forget about the underlying importance of staying focused on specific target groups of audience.

  2. Adrienne October 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Gosh, I have to disagree with almost all of those Dita.

    I mainly post between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on Facebook and have you seen my question of the day interaction? I quit posting on the weekends because it’s just dead but Twitter is still going strong. Lots of interaction there.

    I think it depends on where you are and who you’re connected also. I don’t believe it’s the same for everyone Dita.

    Interesting infographic though so thanks for sharing this one.


    • Dita Irvine October 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

      Hi Adrienne,

      I think that people need to adjust this guideline to the time zones where they live. But as I explained before you also need to know who you are catering to. If your audience is primarily in the US and you live in Australia you need to schedule your posting to US time and not Australian time.

      Having said that, this infographic is only a general guideline and should be taken as such. One needs to look at one’s own results and perhaps compare the times to see what works the best.

      Take care.

      Yes I saw your post Adrienne, and left a comment on it. Very interesting!
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  3. Jack October 3, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    Personally, I do not see a big difference. It could be because I do not have a large user follower base. There are many infographics on when to promote your post on social media, but none of them has worked for me.

  4. Jude Banks October 2, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

    Interesting about the times. The time zone difference is a factor for sure.

    Perhaps posting twice daily, once in the morning and once at night, will produce better results, and perhaps even at mid-day.

    I accidentally discovered this when I had to go back and edit a post in the evening after sharing it in the morning. When I re-shared it later at night, it got a better response, Well, nothing dramatic, but 4 likes instead of 0….lol. Living in Australia means it is day time in the U.S. when it is night time at my end.

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    • Dita Irvine October 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

      Hi Jude,

      You need to do what is the best for you. As I mentioned before, if your audience is also in the US you need to adjust the time for posting so that you can ideally capture both audiences. Perhaps posting 2 different times during your day (once in the morning to capture your audience and one at night to capture US audience is the answer) This would primarily apply to FB. With a blog, if you have a loyal following they will come to see what you posted again and if you send them an email they will check it out

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  5. Michel Snook September 29, 2013 at 1:10 am #

    Hello Dita,

    As usual, you provide a timely and useful post on a topic that I have wondered about. I felt that when you post is as important as what you post. Same can be said with emails and other timed messages that reaches maximum impact. Thanks again

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  6. Paul Henderson September 28, 2013 at 8:24 am #

    Hey Dita,

    Ray beat me to it – lol. I can see how the timing issue is feasible IF most of your audience were in one location. But even with my smallish lists, I know they are all over the place. Any suggestions about how to handle that?

    An interesting snippet of information by the way Dita.
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    • Dita Irvine September 28, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

      Hi Paul,
      the timing is based on US stats and likely the same stats apply in other countries. I cannot suggest anything to fragment your list according to countries. Many people do not even use their country specific email provider but a generic one like gmail.

      I guess you have to judge for yourself. Aweber has info with regard to mailing times, but again how would you fragment your list?


  7. Ray Boreham September 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Well that explains why I often feel like I’m talking to an audience of 1 – that being me! Very helpful post, Dita. Thanks a lot.

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