As a keen blogger and social media user, I am very interested in knowing when my posts get more attention. Sometimes I put a lot of work into a blog post, only for it to not be seen by followers. Other times I am surprised at the responses to a post, thinking no one would be looking at the time. In an earlier post about some shortcuts to social media savvy, I wrote about channel management and ways to cross purpose your social media content.
I have been doing a bit of research on the matter of timing and have found some useful articles on this topic. Here are a few helpful posts:
- A Scientific Guide to Posting Tweets, Facebook Posts, Emails and Blog Posts At the Best Time, has some very useful statistics about best time engage online. Please note though that you need to take into account time zones. Personally I have found Saturday mornings a good time to engage with blog readers from the northern hemisphere.
- What, when, and how to share on social media is an excellent article that provides a roadmap to quality social media sharing.
- This infographic on Visual.ly has some nice visual data about best times to post to social media.
- This infographic also lists the best days of the week to post to social media
Personally I have found that posting blogs and on Facebook works best in the morning, especially before 9am. Also, I have had good engagement early evening with both Facebook and Twitter. This would make sense as early in the morning a lot of people catch up with social media before work and then check in again when they get home. I have also found a good response to blog posts on Saturday mornings, particularly from Europe and the US.
Here is a cool infographic from Social News Daily
Given that it is Monday afternoon, I am not expecting a lot of responses to this post, but you never know 🙂