18 Facebook Groups You Need to Join Today

By: | March 18, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , | 121 comments

Facebook groups help #Bloggers get #BlogTraffic

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:

Facebook groups help bloggers

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 Self-Promotion

These Facebook groups allow self-promotion every day:

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.

Facebook groups help #bloggers

Testimonials

  • 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?

My answer:

Regarding targeted content, I produce the content, then find a Facebook group that matches it and then I promote there.
The only two I change are the marketing groups. I don’t always blog about marketing. If I don’t, I won’t promote there.

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

  • 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

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.

Readers, please share, so other bloggers know how to increase blog traffic by promoting in Facebook groups.

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.

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  1. John Doe at 7:08 am

    Thank you for the Facebook list. I’m sure it’s very very time-consuming but good things happen when you use your time wisely

  2. Stephanie Lewis at 7:47 am

    Janice, this was stupendous! I didn’t know about any of these Facebooks except for the Midlife one! Also did I know you live in So Cal too? Maybe I did and forgot, hence why I hang out on Midlife Facebook page. 😉 I am in Carlsbad, where are you? Really loved this post. Ps. Everyone should ask to be added to Beyond Your Bloggers on Facebook. You can promote there but beyond that, it’s a game changer for getting your work published on other sites. It’s how I got my start being paid to blog! Susan Macarelli is amazing, just like you Janice! Have a great weekend.
    Stephanie

    • Janice Wald at 7:55 am

      Hi Stephanie,
      I’m south of you. I’m just north of the San Fernando Valley in Santa Clarita. I’ve been to Carlsbad!
      Thanks for the suggestion. I checked out the group just to find I’m already a member! I promoted there after reading your comment.
      Great to hear from you. Thanks for the kind words.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald at 10:40 am

      Hi Yolanda,
      Thank you for the compliments on my article. Thank you as well for suggesting your Facebook group. I requested entry, and I am excited about joining.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald at 11:23 am

      Hi Robbie,
      Thank you so much for sharing my article. Definitely do what you have time to do. I generally try to see how active the group is. If they are active, I know I am getting exposure to more people. Let me know how it goes.
      Janice

  3. Marsha Ingrao at 3:04 pm

    Great post, Janice. Thanks for including our group, Networking Bloggers. Groups are a great way to make friends, get advice and promote your work. You are an amazing promoter, and do provide a great service to bloggers. Thanks for your work and your friendship. Marsha 🙂

  4. Edward Thorpe at 7:58 am

    Hi Janice,

    For a blogger looking for connections and exposure, this informative post is G-O-L-D! Thank you for the list. I’ve already asked to join a few (don’t wanna over-extend my abilities).

    I already belong to one FB group that’s very supportive, as well. You’d be a natural fit. (I’ve shared this post to one of the group’s sharing pages)
    Edward
    Edward Thorpe recently posted…How To Prevent Charlie Horses And Other Muscle CrampsMy Profile

  5. Anonymous at 10:36 am

    As always very useful advice. I will bookmark this. At present I am very much involved in groups on G+. I mostly use FB to see what my friends are up to and to like their pages. However once I can crop some groups I will think about perhaps joining one group at first.

  6. Tanishq Aarya at 8:34 am

    Hey Janice i really appreciate this article, i use facebook to promote my blog and websites thank you for adding some more groups i have joined some of this and started to promote and boom!!! it helped me. :))

  7. Amrita Basu (Misra) at 8:56 pm

    My absolutely favourite list ever .These Facebook groups look perfect.I joined all if them except 3.Those 3 links are broken.The second one I am sure is showing an error code. Thank you for your help.Visiting from my favourite linky At Bloggers Pit stop

  8. Sara at 10:16 pm

    Hi, Janice. Last year when I did a “which traffic methods work” experiment, I was in a number of groups, some listed above.

    They are time-consuming, YES, but there are V.A.s who will do your “social chore threads” for you. Many of the larger bloggers have a few V.A.s doing it for them.

    So, if your blog is dependent on page views for ads, I suggest investing in a V.A. to help you out or buddy up with a few bloggers who can support you.

    I believe it was in a FB group that I found YOU and your lovely Blogger’s Pitstop. ^_^
    Sara recently posted…A Story ‘Bout How I Became a MomWebs GalMy Profile

  9. Michelle Williams at 2:25 pm

    Hi, Janice,

    First, congrats on your numerous page views for your article, “18 Facebook Groups You Need to Join Today”. Great info. 🙂 I would like to know:

    1. I only have a personal FB page. Will I need to create a FB business page in order to post on the FB blog links that were mentioned?

    2. Does it matter whether you have a few blog posts (two – four) in order to promote your blog? Or would a blogger need more?

    Thank you for your time. Again, congrats! 🙂

    Michelle Williams

    • Janice Wald at 12:56 pm

      Hi Yasar,
      Thanks for writing me.
      I am addicted to Facebook also. I am surprised I have not seen you over there in any of the groups. I’m glad you like my article. Hopefully I gave you ideas for new groups to join.
      Janice

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  11. Thabo Nkomo at 6:20 pm

    Hi Janice,

    Thanks for writing such a helpful article. I have began learning how to use Facebook groups to drive traffic to my sight. This post will be very helpful as it will give me more options.

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  13. Qasim at 12:49 pm

    Hi Janice,

    I reach here from the interview on PAC. And I am glad to reach here. As you have mentioned Facebook groups is a great way to meet like-minded bloggers and increase traffic to your blog. Through Facebook Groups I was able to meet you. So I always looking for more groups to join.

    Thanks for sharing this list.

    One side note is that when I clicked on crazy4blogging and Writer’s Accountability Group I received an error that link has expired or not visible to me. I am not sure if this is end error on my end.

    Also if you can add the Stumble and Pin group to your list that will be helpful to grow the group and get more traffic.

    By the way, I have linked to this article from my blog post.

    Thanks Again for sharing.

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