Entrepreneurs in Australia who have a large audience in the US and Canada adjust their posting times to hours that make sense to their readers/viewers.
Knowing the best times to reach your audience is one of the trickiest aspects of maintaining your brand’s social media strategy.
Compiled on this infographic below are the best and worst times to post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.
Be aware that these stats are not set in stone – they’re based on Internet users as a whole, not on your specific target audience – but they’re a solid starting point for anyone looking to gain more traction with their social media posts.
The best thing you can do is keep track of your analytics – specifically, when your audience seems to be most receptive to your content – and periodically revise your social media schedule.
Infographic courtesy of: Social Caffeine
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Source: Prepared by Krissy Brady July 2012
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Starting today, hashtags will be clickable on Facebook
Every day, hundreds of millions of people use Facebook to share their thoughts on big moments happening all around them. Whether it’s talking about a favorite television show, cheering on a hometown sports team or engaging with friends during a breaking news event—people on Facebook connect with their friends about what’s taking place all over the world.
During primetime television alone, there are between 88 and 100 million Americans engaged on Facebook – roughly a Super Bowl-sized audience every single night. The recent “Red Wedding” episode of Game of Thrones, received over 1.5 million mentions on Facebook, representing a significant portion of the 5.2 million people who watched the show. And this year’s Oscars buzz reached an all-time high on Facebook with over 66.5 million interactions, including likes, comments, and posts.
To date, there has not been a simple way to see the larger view of what’s happening or what people are talking about.
To bring these conversations more to the forefront, we will be rolling out a series of features that surface some of the interesting discussions people are having about public events, people, and topics. As a first step, we are beginning to roll out hashtags on Facebook.
Introducing Hashtags on Facebook
Starting today, hashtags will be clickable on Facebook. Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you’ll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.
New Facebook Newsfeed 2013
Are you on the waiting list for the new FB Newsfeed? https://www.facebook.com/about/newsfeed
Join the waitlist to get the new homepage for the web.
Look for it on your iPhone, iPad and Android soon!
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Are you getting too many notifications on Facebook?
You can control what kind of notifications you get by adjusting your notification settings.
You can also decide to stop seeing a certain type of notification right when you see it:
- Click the globe icon
- Hover your mouse over the notification you want to stop seeing and click the X that appears
- Click Turn off
In November 2012, Facebook started testing sound alerts as the new audio notification system. Facebook has used sound notifications for its chat tool since 2008, and its mobile messenger app also has sound.
However, last month, the Facebook Sound Alert rolled out full blast. And, most people wanted to turn it off.
My in real life and FB friend, Sean Malarkey, wrote last week:
Can you hear that? For the last 48 hours I keep hearing a beep on my computer…. I was convinced my daughter left a game open and somehow hid it…. Spent several minutes shutting down applications, re-starting computer etc and still it continued to beep.
I just realized the beep is from Facebook – every time I get a notification now it is now beeping – is this new? Did I somehow accidentally enable it?
[76 comments – all about turning off the noise]
Feel free to turn off (another distraction) – the noise of Facebook notifications.
Sherrie Rose on Facebook: Two Profiles from 2009 and 2012
Facebook 2009: I took a screen capture of my profile the day that Facebook usernames became available. Since there are many women named “Sherrie Rose” including Hollywood director and actor, I wanted to get a distinct Web address for my profile. http://facebook.com/sherrierose
From the beginning of Facebook, people have used their real names to share and connect with the people they know. Names are the most common way we connect with one another. Adding the user name was an attempt by Facebook for more authenticity to create a trusted environment because the username helps you know the identity of people on Facebook.
Facebook 2012: With the introduction of Facebook Timeline, which started rolling out in December 2011, the way to differentiate your profile was to use a cover image. Even if your profile is set to private, your cover image is public and is picked up in the search engines. Because of this, I took the liberty to add a cover photo showing a woman at the beach, reading her Amazon Kindle, with the thought bubble, “Love My Kindle purchase today, ‘The Webinar Way‘.” As the author of The Webinar Way I thought this was an understated way to let friends know about my book.
In between 2009 and 2011 we had profiles with five of the recent photos displaying at the top. This was a lot of fun as there was a app to create a theme of the five photos in a mosaic style. In 2009 you also had a choice to tell Facebook if an ad was relevant to you or not. Facebook ads promised to keep Facebook clutter-free and clean but you can be the judge of that yourself.
What I miss about the “old Facebook profile” is the About Section that displayed under your photo. A few words and perhaps a link. Many of my friends had very witty sayings and quotes that were memorable. Now you have to click the About link to read more. The current Timeline profile format reads like a resume with your job position, company, school, where you live and grew up and more data related (and mostly boring) stuff. I made the personal choice not to include this boring stuff and my 5061 Facebook friends and over 900 subscribers don’t seem to care. I added a link to my Facebook page “Sherrie Rose” so folks could see what I was up to in the business arena.
In Facebook’s Q3 earnings report the big news was Facebook mobile because of the proliferation of mobile use in the younger demographic. I’ll report of Facebook profiles on mobile devices at another time.
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