Best time to post on Facebook

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Best time to post on FacebookIf you have a Facebook business page – you may have asked yourself many-a-time the question: What is the best time to post on Facebook?

If you have been posting on your page at least twice a day for a few months you will would have noticed that there are definitely “dead times” and “alive times”.  Someone said it’s as though they were talking into a big black hole – how true this is when your page is quite new!

I have found the best time to post on Facebook is either early morning between 6.45am and 8.30am and evening times are definitely more active than during the day, especially around 8pm. Weekends can also be a good time!

I understand that over half of Facebook users access Facebook out of school and business hours.  So, if you are only posting during working hours and getting nowhere – try evenings and weekends – you could well notice a big improvement.

Of course, the best time to post on Facebook also depends where you are in the world but a good idea is to check your Facebook insights and see where the largest number of your fans are!

Posting too infrequently means you may be missing out on opportunities to reach your fans and posting too often may mean a higher percentage of “unlikes”.  I have found that 2-3 times a day is good.

It’s not only about the timing – focus on engagement and providing quality, varied content. Engage with fans who come to your page: respond to their comments as soon as you can, as well as liking their comments and taking a minute to go over to their page and return the favour!

Please do come and visit our Facebook page and say hi!  Hope you have found something helpful in this post – if you have any tips about when is the best time to post on Facebook – please leave a comment below – we would love to hear from you!


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4 Comments

  1. Hi Bev,

    I live in Australia, so I have given up thinking about the best times. The whole thing is overwhelming enough with SEO, google analytics, and everything else. I suppose as I become more proficient, I will think more about this but in the meantime, will just post whenever.

    Madonna

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    • Hi Madonna. I also live in Australia – which sometimes is a huge benefit with the different time zones, I think. Have a great day!

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  2. Thanks Bev,
    I’ve also found evenings and weekends a great time to post and “catch up” with friends on Facebook. It’s a bit like going for a drink after work – and just as uplifting – and you don’t even have to be in the same pub!
    Cheers… Pauline
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