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Best time and day of week to post on FaceBook

Discussion in 'Facebook' started by SubmissionFC, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. #1
    I have come up with a contest I will be posting on my FB page which has over 6,400 fans, which I believe will go viral. Any ways, I wanted to know what is the best day and time of the week to post a contest on facebook, one that will be going on for about a couple weeks? I wanted to make the most of my contest by posting it at the right time.

    please share links to charts or anything u guys have.

    I have tried googling this but haven't found any solid results.
    SubmissionFC, Oct 21, 2010 IP
  2. Justin_Dupre

    Justin_Dupre Peon

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    #2
    I saw a blog post about this once.. and it's on weekday after lunch break or weekend later in evening.
    Justin_Dupre, Oct 22, 2010 IP
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    DigiGold Peon

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    #3
    Don't forget time zone differences if you have fans from around the globe
    DigiGold, Oct 22, 2010 IP
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    Trance.IE Peon

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    6pm UK Time
    Trance.IE, Oct 22, 2010 IP
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    razz.jazz Peon

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    No. Thursdays at 4pm. My friend works in Facebook's User Ops department, and he tells me that's when its most active. Also, if your page isn't virally already with 6,400 fans its 80% likely it won't go viral.
    razz.jazz, Oct 22, 2010 IP
  6. SubmissionFC

    SubmissionFC Member

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    Ya, I keep getting different answers on this...

    razz jazz wut do u mean if my page isn't already viral it won't go viral?
    SubmissionFC, Oct 22, 2010 IP
  7. punchaboveyourweight

    punchaboveyourweight Peon

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    Wouldn't it just be the time that most of your friends are online? Just take samples throughout the day for one week to find out.
    punchaboveyourweight, Oct 22, 2010 IP
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    SubmissionFC Member

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    It's hard to say, I wanted to see if i could find cold hard facts about best times to post. For example, I know if i post around a 2:30 on a weekday I will get little to no response. I want to maximize it.
    SubmissionFC, Oct 22, 2010 IP
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    Nikkidelgadodesign Peon

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    I heard that monday, wednesday, and friday afternoon evening times between 3 and 5 are the best times to post anything online to grab peoples attention! Not sure if this theory is true but would be interested to find out!
    Nikkidelgadodesign, Oct 23, 2010 IP
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    Markkozlok Peon

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    #10
    sunday evenings is the best time.
    Markkozlok, Oct 27, 2010 IP
  11. shaggymac

    shaggymac Greenhorn

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    Sunday evening used to be the best eBay night? Not sure about FB...maybe as posted above..Thurs 4pm??
    shaggymac, Oct 27, 2010 IP
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    Querall Peon

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    Sunday is the best for FB since most of everyone is off day on sunday
    Querall, Oct 27, 2010 IP
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    ConversionRateMafia Peon

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    #13
    Guys here are awesome stats for peak activity on FB by time, day of week and more:
    mashable.com/2010/10/28/facebook-activity-study
    Just remember to use multiple posting techniques if you have fans from several Time-zones (e.g. USA and Europe).
    ConversionRateMafia, Oct 28, 2010 IP
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    BOWarrior Peon

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    I worked at a realty office where the receptionist did a lot of internet marketing and she found this to be true. It also depends on the subject matter. Some people are not looking for 'business' stuff on weekends. What is the primary focus of your facebook campaign?
    BOWarrior, Oct 28, 2010 IP
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    BOWarrior Peon

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    #15
    That's great info you shared. Thanks....
    BOWarrior, Oct 28, 2010 IP
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    I think it's morning everyday
    hunjune, Oct 28, 2010 IP
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    I have the best luck after lunch hours.
    Justin_Dupre, Oct 29, 2010 IP