Do you post social media updates when your audience has the highest chance of seeing them, or just whenever you think of it or happen to have a free
If you aren't posting to a social media site when most of your audience members are on it, all that time you spent crafting the update goes to waste. And
you're a busy person. You don't have any time to waste.
An infographic from Fannit.com lists the best and worst times to post to all the major social media sites: Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Facebook and your blog.
While all audiences are different, you can use these times as a general guide. Here are the best times to post to each site:
On Saturday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
9 a.m.-11 a.m.
On weekends from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Weekdays 6 a.m.- 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Monday, Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m.
For the worst times to post to each social media site, as well as other helpful posting tips, check out the graphic:
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Kristin Piombino is assistant editor at Ragan.com.