Best Days and Times to Post on Social Media - Part 1: Facebook and Instagram

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Best Days and Times to Post on Social Media - Part 1: Facebook and Instagram
By: Best Days and Times to Post on Social Media - Part ~ 7/14/2017 9:00:00 AM

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Our latest blog series is all about knowing the best times to post on your social media sites for the most engagement and participation from your followers and fans.  Maximizing your audience participation and engagement is not just about the content that you post, but getting the timing right as well.  
 
Work to improve the traffic, engagement and followers to your social media sites, by posting at the optimum days and times.
 
 

Facebook 

Content Suggestions - Videos and photos - best type of content to post
 
Post towards the end of the week, middle morning and early afternoon.
 
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Sunday
  • Wednesday
  • 1 - 3 pm
  • Thursday to be the most recommended day to post
  • 1 p.m. on Thursday to be the most active time
  • OK to daily between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Early mornings and late nights are the worst posting times
  • Wednesday through Sunday are the strongest days to post
 
 

Instagram

Content Suggestions - Use hashtags and emojis
 
Post after work, during the week.
 
  • Monday - Friday
  • 2 - 3am
  • 5 - 6 pm
  • Monday through Friday are the strongest days to post
  • Mondays drive the most engagement out of the week
  • 3 p.m. each day is worst time to post
  • Safe to post nearly any time (excluding 3 p.m.) on Monday through Thursday
  • Most recommended posting times include 2 a.m., 8.a.m. and 5 p.m.