Social Media Snacks: Bite-Size Advice for When to Post on Facebook to Maximize Efforts

Social media is one of the most powerful and cost-efficient tools we have in our toolbox for getting our message out. You can reach people. You can communicate with them. Your brand can be shared and promoted. You can have a seat right in the middle of the town’s virtual coffeeshop.


Sometimes it feels like just one more thing to do on that long to-do list. However, there are easy and efficient best practices that you can capitalize on to benefit your organization.  The purpose of this blog – and more blogs to come – is to help you take advantage of quick and simple best practices.

Are you posting on Facebook at the right time of day, and on the right day?

When you choose to post can make a huge difference in the reach you get on Facebook. It’s an easy adjustment you can make to your social media strategy so you can reach the most people with any given post.  

According to Hootsuite, the best time to post on Facebook is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. I like to ask people to consider their own habits:

  • What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? You usually check your phone.
  • What about when you get to the office? A quick social media check-in while going through emails.
  • What are you doing around lunch time when you’ve clocked out for a break? You’re likely surfing and scrolling.

Data from SproutSocial backs that up, too. Social media researchers also note posting Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays will get you the most bang for your buck.

You should see for yourself, though. Here’s how:

  • From your news feed, click “Pages” in the left menu.
  • Go to your page
  • Click “Insights” in the left menu

From there, you can find demographic data about your audience and track how they are responding to your posts.

You can also see when your audience is on Facebook – and meet them when they are. Whether your audience is full of early birds or night owls, you have the resources to make sure you’re getting your posts right in front of them. Do you need help developing and implementing a social media strategy? Contact Chartwell Agency. We have a team of social media gurus who can do more with your social media and help coach you through more social media tips and tricks.