Day dos documenting this social media journey! How is everyone doing?
Drop a comment below if you tried different posting time like I mentioned in last post!
I tried out the different posting times on all of my accounts with varying results, but overall learned a lot about optimal times of the day, haven't yet looked into days yet though that will be soon.
I'm going to show you guys the results I got and then go into what I am focused on for the next few days!
Yesterday's Results for Post Timing
Alright, so The times I was testing were the lunch hour as well as the earlier morning hours (6am).
My thinking behind these two times was that I more people are likely to be on their social media accounts and scrolling through their feeds when they are on real from work at lunch as well as right when people get up in the morning.
I found that the lunch hour didn't work as well as the earlier hour, but it still had good results. So far on this journey I have found that the earlier the better as well as the later the better.
In between times such as 10-11am and 4-6 or 7 pm have not shown high engagement for me so far!
So here are the results, account by account:
6am: 64 likes/ 10 comments, 89 likes 5 comments
12pm: 48 likes/ 59 views/ 7 comments, 60 likes 10 comments
6am: 394 likes/ 5 comments, 479 likes 6 comments
12pm: 235 likes/ 14 comments, 443 likes 4 comments
6am: 129 likes/ 7 comments, 211 likes/ 4 comments
12pm: 152 likes/ 3 comments
6am: 233 likes/ 3 comments, 201 likes/ 4 comments
12pm: 140 likes/ 2 comments, 368 likes/ 5 comments
Lesson From Post Timing
The lessons that I have learned for post timing are pretty much that the "optimal posting times" for Instagram that you read about online are really good times to post, but there are other great times as well!
Just think about when you are on social media, such as the beginning and end of the day as well as maybe for lunch, and those are good times to try posting.
I found that the 6am and noon posting times worked very well when used right, there isn't as much room to miss the time though because the closer to 7 I got the engagement went down. Also, the closer to 1-2 I got the engagement was a little lower as well.
I would say that the 6am and noon posting times, maybe even a little before each time, are great to try on your page if you are available to post around those times!
The Focus for the Next Few Days
The focus for the next few days is going to be engagement.
When I say engagement, I am talking about commenting and liking posts from larger accounts in the niche as well as on recent posts and top posts in hashtags in the niche!
When I am commenting I am going to be leaving genuine comments, not like "Nice Post" because I have already found those types of comments are a waste of time and don't help you grow!
I will be trying this for a few hours each day to see both growth in followers and post engagement and documenting it all for my @profitingtools account.
Why I Am Focusing on Engagement
I am focusing on this because this is how social media was meant to be used and that is how I am assuming we will grow the best.
Not trying to "hack" the algorithm or anything, just joining the community and conversation and getting my voice hear/ creating relationships within my niche!
I have actually been trying this for a while and has helped me grow a ton, so I can't wait to document and show you guys the power of this strategy!
Drop a comment below if you are going to try this strategy as well or if you are already trying this strategy, I would love to see how it is working for you guys!
Talk to you tomorrow!
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