The Best and Worst Times to Link up in Social Media

Social media is good for business. But often, sending out your links to the vast expanse that is the web can leave you wondering, Did anyone click on them? Did anyone even see them?

Link shortening and tracking service bit.ly released results to a study of the best times to post to Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, reports Mashable. Here are some of the results:

  • Posting links to Twitter between 1 and 3 p.m. ET will give you the highest click rank, especially on days earlier in the week. Avoid tweeting with links after 8 p.m. and after 3 p.m. on Fridays.
  • Links sent to Facebook between 1 and 4 p.m. get the most traction. Wednesday at 3 p.m. is the best time to post on Facebook all week. Links posted after 8 p.m. and before 8 a.m. don’t get the most clicks. Neither do those on the weekend.
  • Posts that go up on Tumblr after 7 p.m. get the most clicks during a 24-hour period. Friday evenings (times to avoid with Facebook and Twitter) are a key time to post on Tumblr.

Read the full report here.