What Are The Best Times to Post on Social Media

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What Are The Best Times to Post on Social Media

Have you ever wondered when you should be sharing your content on the social web?

Your visitors and followers prefer using social media sites during specific hours. So if you start sharing your content when your users are on these social sites, you’ll not only gain more shares, but you’ll also notice an increase in traffic.

So, when should you be sharing your content? Well, just follow the times in the infographic below.

What Are The Best Times to Post on Social Media


Don’t take my word for it—test the data above to see for yourself. You’ll be shocked with the results. I know I see an increase in social media traffic by up to 39% when I post during ideal times.

And it’s not just me… Bloggers like Dan Zarrella are seeing similar results. And companies like Buffer exist because they help you optimize when content should be shared in order for you to receive the most social traffic.

Do you share your content during the optimal times?


This post originally appeared on Quick Sprout, and is re-published with permission.

Neil Patel
Neil Patel is the co-founder of KISSmetrics, an analytics provider that helps companies make better business decisions. Neil also blogs about marketing and entrepreneurship at... Read Full Bio
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  • Kelsey Jones

    This is one of the most commonly asked questions I get at speaking events! Good info.

  • george

    Thanks a lot, NeiI!
    I love these kind of infographics. Im just beginning in this world of SEO and blogging, and all the posts of this blog are just gold.

  • Rahul

    Hi Neil !

    This is a really useful infographic showing the best times to share social media updates. I personally use Buffer tool which is very effective way to optimize updates automatically on the best so called “peak timing”.

    Thanks !

  • Sehar Mubdah

    Hey NeiI!
    Thanks for sharing this useful information. I will try and put this advice to good use.

  • Chris Romero

    This is very good data and I strongly suggest buffer to hone in on the best times to post.

  • Alishan Patel

    Hello Sir,
    Thanks for the awesome infographic.
    Just looking for the best time for Twitter and Pinterest, Hope I’ll able to drive more traffic to my Website from these 2 popular social media. 🙂

  • Julia McCoy

    Thanks Neil, I just love this!