All times are equal. But some are more equal than others.
When is the best time to post on social media and catch the most people online? There’s no absolutely perfect time to post on social media, but some data work better than the others.
Facebook now has 2.9 billion users, closely followed by YouTube with 2.3 billion, WhatsApp 2 billion, FB Messenger 1.3 billion, WeChat 1.2 billion and Instagram 1 billion. Timing your post perfectly can make a big difference for your business. Here’s a quick guide below:
Best time/day: 8am – 10am and 2-5pm from Monday to Friday.
Worst time/day: Before 8am and after 8pm weekdays, 10pm-4am on Saturday.
Frequency: At most 2 times a day.
Best time/day: 6-8am and 1-3pm on Mondays to Friday
Worst time/day: after 8pm weekdays, 8am on Saturday.
Frequency: At most 5 times a day.
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Best time/day: Fridays and Saturdays between 8pm to 11pm
Worst time/day: Weekdays work hours and evenings
Frequency: 1-5 times a day
Best time/day: 8am-12pm, 4pm-5pm from Monday to Friday
Worst time/day: 3pm – 4pm weekdays and Sundays
Frequency: At most 7 times per week
Best time/day: 7am-11am and 5-6pm on Mondays to Friday
Worst time: 10pm- 6am weekdays
Worst day: Sundays
Frequency: 2-3 posts weekly.
How the pros post on social media.
Highly influential experts do not post too frequently. They are more concerned about quality than quantity. You want your target audience looking forward to your posts, not bored with them.
Factors to consider when posting on social media.
- Your target audience
- Your competition
- Your business goals
- Time zone
- Breaks from work on weekdays
The 2 most important things.