Are you looking for 18+ groups on Facebook?
You’re in luck. All of these groups are 18+ Facebook groups. One of the groups is even for women of midlife. Clearly, that is definitely an 18+ Facebook group.
Facebook 18+ Groups
There are many advantages to using social media for business. One of them is the potential for businesses to boost their exposure.
Facebook Groups That Allow Weekly Self-Promotion
To find these groups:
- Go to https://www.facebook.com/.
- Type in the name of the group as it appears below.
- Click Groups.
- Click Join.
- If the group admin has questions for you to answer, answer them. Your membership will be pending in most cases. In other cases, you’ll be admitted right away.
Blog Like a Boss (Update March 2020: This group has not been active in 6 weeks.)
Blog Like a Boss
Creative Ninjas – Instagram sharing
Connect and Cultivate with Ivory Mix – Instagram sharing
Online Magic Makers
Living the Laptop Life
Blogger & Biz Babes
Blog Like a Boss UPDATE May 2020: The group hasn’t been active in 13 weeks.
Raelyn’s Online Business Friends
Creative Ninjas – Instagram post sharing
Daily Blog Share
Blog Like a Boss
Blogger Share and Promo Group
The Badass Solopreneur
Blog Like a Boss – Throwback Thursday
Connect and Cultivate with Ivory Mix
Blogger Share and Promo Group
Bloggers Supporting Each Other
Blog Like a Boss
Make Your Blog Beautiful
Best eCommerce Groups
When asked to suggest the best eCommerce groups on this list, I recommended:
This spring, Facebook started airing commercials promoting Facebook groups. The most memorable shows a group of kazoo players. The message: If Facebook has a group for kazoo players, it has a group for everyone.
In the event you are reluctant to join Facebook groups due to founder Mark Zuckerberg’s politics, you might rethink your decision.
Zuckerberg’s response to the Coronavirus has been heartwarming. You can read all he’s doing to help in this post about Facebook’s advantages and disadvantages.
Update February 2019:
Despite Facebook losing users due to last year’s data breaches, Facebook profits are soaring according to NBC. My point: I still recommend you join Facebook groups to promote your blog posts.
This post is uniquely different from all I’ve ever shared.
It’s not an article.
It’s not a list of tips.
It’s not a case study.
Today’s post is a list– a list of Facebook groups that allow you to promote your blog posts.
When I posted about a StumbleUpon group I am a member of, everyone thought it was my group.
There was much interest in joining that Facebook group. I know because readers thought it was my group and expressed great interest in joining.
In my article, This is How Facebook Can Always Help You Blog Better, I explained promoting in Facebooks groups is an effective way to grow your blog.
Today, I am posting all my Facebook groups that you can join that will allow you to leave a link and promote your blog posts.
This method is how I’ve grown my blog, and if you follow the strategies in this post, you can grow your blog this way as well.
The Value of Facebook Groups
- You get an instant connection to like-minded bloggers. – Jen
- Facebook groups have been a great help to me! Just about everyone wants to help promote others. – Vickie
Consider these comments posted in the Bloggers Mastermind Group:
I am really excited to say that I am officially launching my new lifestyle + design blog on January 2nd! Right now, I’m in the final stages of preparing for the launch, and I wanted to ask, what are your tips to having a really successful launch day, week, and month?
Thanks for any insights you bring.
Here is the answer the blogger was given by a member of the group:
I would get into all the blog promo groups.
Facebook groups have been an enormous asset in growing my blog.
Look at this screenshot:
As you can see, I received 115 page views coming to my blog from Facebook. Look at the three posts that each received over 100 views that day. I promoted all of them in Facebook groups that allow self-promotion.
My experience is not isolated. The Gay Dad blog reports the same success with Facebook groups.
I once tried recommending a blogger for a Facebook group. Here is what I was told:
I can’t add her without her knowledge. I had one before this from someone else, and it was embarrassing when she came into the group and said she didn’t want to be a member. Sorry, Janice, I know you had good intentions, but without her consent, I won’t add her.
Clearly, my days of recommending bloggers for Facebook groups are behind me. Now my readers will have to request joining the groups without my intervention.
You do have to make a request to join. Getting in is easy. I have never been turned down for a group I was trying to enter.[Note: All I ask is that you right-click and open a new window or tab when you check out these wonderfully supportive groups. If you don’t, my bounce rate is going to plummet.]
Facebook Groups that Allow Daily Self-Promotion
These Facebook groups allow self-promotion every day:
- Instagram and Blog Life (Formerly Blog Life)
- For Bloggers by Bloggers
- Stumble and Pin Update: The group changed its name to Boost Your Social when StumbleUpon folded.
- Writing Blogs
- Blog Share UPDATE: Blog Share archived its old content and stopped updating new content in May of 2020.
- Blogging Network
- Blog Promo Community
- Post Your Website or Blog Here
- Bloggers Gonna Blog (UPDATE: This group allows sharing Tuesday, Thursday, and on weekends.)
- Blogging Anarchy
- Writer’s Accountability Group
- The Writer’s Door
- Write It, Love It, Share It
- #Link Your Life Connection (UPDATE: The group hasn’t seemed active since the end of 2019. #LinkYourLife Connection morphed into a Discord group.)
- Share Your Website Posts
- Blogger’s Cafe
- Promote Your Posts
- The Women of Midlife Note: Make sure you put your promotional content in the designated daily thread or risk getting expelled from the group.
- Post and Share on Pinterest, Twitter, or Facebook
- Bloggers and Writers Family
UPDATE: Did you note some of these groups were archived after the original publication of this post?
I received a question after the Blog Share group was archived:
Have you ever heard of a group blog on Facebook being archived? I show archive on Blog Share and seen nowhere to post. I have contacted Admin in the meantime waiting for a response.”
Me: “An archived group means it’s no longer taking submissions. They saved the old content and archived it.
The group is closed. I tried going there to promote as well which is how I know.”
Additional Ways to Find Facebook Groups
- You can also go to the Facebook search bar. Type in the name of your niche + groups. Groups in your niche will come up. See if they allow self-promotion. Even if they don’t, you’ll meet like-minded bloggers. Comment on their blogs. If they return the favor, they could become new readers.
- Also, you can also go to the Facebook search bar, type your niche + group plus your location. I’m in a California group and a Southern California group since that’s where I live.
- Consider this comment from a blogger who discovered this is how I grew my readership:
Your FB method is amazing.
He then proceeded to interview me about my technique of growing my blog.
Here is an excerpt from the interview:
Do you target creating content for a certain number of groups or build a labyrinth of groups that are targeted to your niche?
The action is in groups. This is true in Google Plus and Linkedin, and on Group Boards on Pinterest. It’s true pretty much everywhere. Facebook has a very robust group culture. Find groups of interest or create a group.
- The Essential Website blog goes as far as to call joining Facebook groups “a craze” and adds this craze has been going on for a long time.
Concerns About Facebook Groups
The tide has turned away from Facebook to such an extent that in recent years, articles offering Facebook group alternatives are on the rise.
- Promoting in Facebook groups can be time-consuming. In addition to posting your blog post link, you should write a short snippet of what your post is about to let other users of the Facebook groups know if your post is an article they’d want to read.
- Also, you shouldn’t just “link drop,” even if there are no rules saying you can’t. The appeal of Facebook groups goes beyond the potential for blog traffic. Facebook’s fun lies in connecting with other bloggers. For example, you can comment on their posts and share their writing on your social media.
The solution: You don’t have to post in all of them. Try promoting your posts in a few and see if they give you enough return on your time invested. Then, you can try others.
Also, if you join and post to the largest Facebook groups, you’ll get a higher return on your time invested (ROI) in promotion.
- Another concern stems from the rules some Facebook groups might have. Be aware of them before you apply to join the group or post there. These groups may have rules you must follow. For example, about half ask you to leave your link in a thread for that day. If you don’t, your post link could be deleted, and you might risk expulsion from the group. The Blogging Anarchy group actually boasts that it has no rules since so many Facebook groups do.
Wrapping Up: Facebook Groups
In closing, I have achieved great results following this method.
Promoting your posts in Facebook groups might be time-consuming, and there might be rules you have to follow. However, the potential for blog traffic is high. When it comes to engagement, Facebook can’t be beaten. You might go in looking for traffic, but, if you don’t just “link drop” and run, you will wind up making friends.
Note: If any of these 18+ Facebook groups have folded since this publication and subsequent updates, please let me know in the comments section, so I can remove them from the list.
Bloggers, what Facebook groups that allow self-promotion can you recommend? I look forward to your links to groups you use for promotion in the comments section.
Facebook Groups: FAQ
How do you find a group on Facebook?
Go to https://www.facebook.com/.
Type in the name of the group as it appears below.
If the group admin has questions for you to answer, answer them. Your membership will be pending in most cases. In other cases, you’ll be admitted right away.
What are groups on Facebook?
Facebook groups are started by an administrator. The administrator sets the rules and admits the members. Groups may have more than on administrator. The groups are made up of people with a common interest. The interest can be as broad as mid-life or a geographical location or extremely specific.
Can a Facebook page create a group?
The person who set up the Facebook page can start a group. That person is called an admin or an administrator.
How many Facebook groups exist?
Social Media Examiner reported that in 2019, tens of millions of Facebook groups exist. You can join up to 6,000.
Facebook Groups Hack
You can pin your Facebook groups to your shortcuts. They appear on the left of the screen.
This is a timesaving tip. All you need do is click instead of typing the group’s name in the search bar.
Click the 3 dots at the top of the screen under More.
Click Pin to Shortcuts.