Best Times to Post to Social Media

Today I want to share something with you, which works very well (for me!) for some time now. I’ve done a lot of research on this and I think I’m now able to put the best possible results together here for you.

I’m talking about the best times to post on social media. That sounds a bit general, and it is, so please, just take this as a guideline, but not as a 100 percent truth. Depending on what content you share it may work differently for you, and there are certainly many other factors that relativize my results.

I suggest that you always consult your own experiences and your gut feeling before you follow my (or anyone else’s) advice, especially when it comes to something as complicated as the one being talked about here.

However, here are my suggestions (all times in 24h format):

Facebook

  • Any day
  • Between 13:00 an 15:00, 20:00

Twitter

Easy.

  • Go here: Followerwonk
  • Fill in your Twitter name, click “Do it”
  • Scroll a bit down to “Most active hours for users [your_twitter_name] follows”
  • Check the results, or even add those to a Buffer schedule automatically!
  • Done.

Instagram

  • Mondays, Thursdays
  • Between 8:00 and 9:00, 17:00

Google+

  • Weekdays only
  • Between 9:00 and 13:00

You can really skip weekends entirely.

Tumblr

  • All week, although weekends, especially Sundays, are stronger
  • Between 17:00 and 1:00 (next day)

Tumblr folks are active at nights!

LinkedIn

  • Weekdays only
  • Between 7:00 and 8:00, 12:00, between 17:00 and 18:00

That’s it. Make sure to leave at least 15 minutes between posts. Happy posting! 🙂

No One Murdered Because Of This Image. But Blocked On Facebook For 24 Hours.

Yes, really. Shortly after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris, I shared this article on Facebook. They deleted the post and blocked me from posting anything for 24 hours. Me and 233.7k other users on Facebook, 18.1k on Twitter and 3.9k on Google+. They blocked ME. Also, I had to re-authorize all Facebook connections with other apps. Maybe, one of the prophets knows why this was necessary.

It’s from 13th September 2012, and the cartoon in it shows the Hebrew prophet Moses high-fiving Jesus Christ as both are having their erect penises vigorously masturbated by Ganesha, all while the Hindu deity anally penetrates Buddha with his fist.

It’s satire. Probably, a user reported that post as “offensive” (or so). My advice: get over the fact that religion is subject to criticism, also in form of satire. This was not meant to be pornographic or anything like that. While you’re at it, get over the idea of free speech. It’s also for you, and lots of people fought and died for that, for your right to speak freely and publicize your opinions. As weird as someone may find them.

Hence …

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

— Francois Voltaire

Gig Databases

Yea. As a touring (or even a local) DJ, something to enter your upcoming gigs into so that it gets noticed on the web is essential, in my very humble opinion.

There seem to be endless providers for that already, and I’ve been through some of them in the past few years. Some of them are free, some not. And — as always — free or not, it says nothing about the quality of the service. That’s my observation, at least.

So, after all those years, one or the other might be surprised who is my winner:

artistdata

They were actually the first one years ago I jumped on, then they got acquired by SonicBids and I thought things went south from this moment on. And this was the case for a while, until SonicBids seemed to have thought it might be a good idea to maintain the service a bit and add a few new features.

Today, artistdata is so rich and packed with features that I can’t list everything here in a post. I recommend you check it out yourself. Oh, and it’s one of the free services.

You can see my gigs as an embedded iCal feed in the sidebar on the right beside this article. But the whole service offers a lot more options. I guess you can spend an entire day configuring this, and admittedly, its user-friendliness is not the total winner. But once you get used to it it’s easy.

They also provide an “ArtistData Profile” page, which collects all the stuff about you and showcases it, but well … the design is pretty “limited”. But better than nothing. 😉

Facebook pushing pages to pay

Facebook is pushing page administrators to pay to promote every post/update from their page. In an attempt to make page administrators pay for “promoted posts” Facebook will now only let 7% of you receive each update I post. I simply cannot afford the hundreds of Euros I would need to spend on each post.

Meaning that now, in order to receive all Vogelmann related messages/posts, you must do the following:

1) Go to the Vogelmann Facebook page: facebook.com/ingovogelmann

2) Hover your mouse over where it says “LIKED” and click on “ADD TO INTERESTS LISTS” (perhaps make a “Vogelmann” or “Music” or “Producers/DJ’s” list).

By doing this, you will be able to see ALL of posts about Vogelmann in your news feed! I suggest you do this for all of the pages you want updates from.

Thank you very much for your ongoing love and support!

Ingo