Facebook has a function called Groups, which are basically online communities. Members either have similar interests or goals, and use the community to talk and discuss these with each other. They are a great way of getting traffic to your blog, and if you haven’t already, then you should definitely think about joining some! This post is all about the best Facebook groups I’ve found for bloggers.
A lot of the groups have strict rules which you have to adhere to if you want to be part of the community. Of course that is only fair, and it is up to you if you feel that you want to be involved with them. I know that this can put some people off, because the rules are really strict. You have to take the time to read them carefully and make sure that any time you get involved with the group, you are following said rules!
You will find a lot of groups have specific posts for each day of the week, that will relate to a certain topic and will have rules that affect that thread on its own. This might be new blog post sharing on a Monday or social media link sharing on a Wednesday etc.
Usually I find being involved with this kind of post is the best way to generate traffic to your blog. A lot of the threads will have thousands of comments, and if you get in early you have the chance for your post to be seen by hundreds of people! You can check back regularly or set up notifications from the group to make sure you are aware every time a new thread is created 🙂
I want to share with you the best Facebook groups I’ve come across for generating traffic and engagement to my site, which you can use yourself! You will have to request to join the groups and a lot of them have a couple of questions to answer before you are accepted. These are usually to test that you are a good fit for the group! Don’t be afraid to try a few out and see how you get on.
Below are a list of the groups that I am involved with and use to promote my blog and my own posts!
5223 members – 1 admin
This group is great for engagement and you will see a lot of people getting involved with the threads. Make sure you read the rules before posting to the group! This is one of the largest communities I am part of, and I’ve been learning how to get involved and correctly promote myself according to the rules.
1330 members – 1 admin
Another great group for engagement and traffic! This group doesn’t have strict rules and gives you a less constricted way of promoting your posts. I love that kind of environment! I’ve found a lot of great posts to read from this group, so even if you aren’t too hot on promoting your own posts, there is plenty to read and learn from.
3777 members – 1 admin
This group also has some rules to follow, but has an engaged community. There are lots of opportunities to promote and share your blog posts.
35 members – 1 admin
This is MY BRAND NEW Facebook group! I’m looking to build a thriving community of bloggers that want to share their posts and grow their blogs. I know that having tough rules can make it harder and more of a worry to actually get involved, so I created a group where you can get sharing your links whenever you publish a post.
I want people to feel that they can meet and share their blog content without pressure. It’s also about sharing ideas and support for other bloggers. If you have a question or there’s something that you don’t know how to do, then you can ask if the group and know that other bloggers will help out. We are all colleagues and I know that it feels like a competitive industry but it shouldn’t! We are in the same boat!
If you are reading this post, I would absolutely LOVE for you to join Bloggers Collab. It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned blogger with hundreds of posts under your belt, or a complete beginner with only one post out there! It’s all about growing and engaging, so don’t feel like you’re not entitled to join. I promise you are!
It certainly will! Getting your name out there on the major social media platforms is so important to being a successful blogger. By using Facebook groups, you can reduce some of the hassle. Someone else is maintaining and controlling the group itself. Just pop in, leave your link and get involved with other people!
It makes it enjoyable, and easier, to bring in some traffic from Facebook [which can be notoriously difficult to get organic traffic from…].
I hope you’ve found this useful and I look forward to seeing you inside the groups above! You can check out my Twitter guide next, for useful tips on how to grow your Twitter following.
Do you have any FB groups that you’re involved in? Comment below as I’d love to check them out myself 🙂
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