When to post on Facebook to get the most likes

Jessica Morris
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Londoners are most likely to "like" a Facebook post at the end of a working day (Source: Getty)

If you've spent ages crafting a perfectly worded Facebook post to entertain and enlighten your online "friends" - when is the best time to push it out onto the network?

The so-called "when-to-post problem" is a surprisingly mammoth one thanks to factors like audiences daily and weekly behaviour patterns, locations or timezones and the other messages competing for their attention.

It's further complicated by the fact you're trying to reach entire audiences, rather than vying for just one person's attention.

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Now Klout - a website that measures user impact on social media - has crunched more than 25m Facebook posts and 104m reactions.

It found our social media utterances will be liked and seen by more people depending on what time they're posted, and which day of the week.

(Source: Klout)

"Observing the Facebook reactions ... we notice that the US cities of San Francisco and New York exhibit similar shapes, where reactions peak at the beginning of work hours," the report said.

"For Paris, the reactions peak in the second half of working hours, while for London most reactions are expected towards the end of working hours."

"Finally, the pattern for Tokyo is quite different from the rest with two peaks, both occurring off working hours."

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