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How to Use Facebook Groups to Increase Your Blog’s Traffic

For anyone just entering the blogging world, Facebook groups are essential for growing your blog’s traffic. Even many well-established bloggers partake in Facebook groups because they understand the benefits of it. Facebook groups can bolster your site’s traffic, generate tons of followers for your social media accounts, and answer your questions when you are stuck. I have found a lot of success in using Facebook groups for my blog. But it wasn’t an instant success type of thing. In order to use Facebook groups successfully, you have to do it with a strategy. So I wanted to share with you some ways that you can do to make the most out of using Facebook groups and boost your blog’s traffic.

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Interact with the prompts

Usually, the point of joining blogging Facebook group is to increase your blog’s traffic. The best way to do this is to interact with the prompts the admin posts. Whenever it is a Pinterest day, share your Pinterest. Whenever it is an Instagram day, share your Insta. Most importantly, when it is blog post day, jump on it and share your blog.

Follow the directions

Many admins are very strict about people following the rules. Many will delete you instantly if you stop following the instructions. Maybe the instructions on the prompt say to share your latest blog post and then comment on 5 others. The key is to make sure you actually comment on 5 other blog posts. It may be time-consuming, but it is good for your own blog. I am 1000 times more likely to check someone’s blog out if they leave a nice thoughtful comment on my blog. Follow the instructions to stay in good favor with the admins, as well as make better connections for your blog.

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Be one of the first to comment on the prompts

I’ve found that the people who comment first on the prompts are consistently the ones with the most interaction. Those are the ones that are seen the most and interacted with the most. I’ve also noticed that the ones that comment last tend to get the least interaction with others.  It’s important to be vigilant and jump on a prompt when the admin posts it.

Do not post when you are not supposed to

I have seen a lot of people get booted from groups for posting things at times they are not supposed to. The rules for the Facebook group are in the page’s description. It is important to adhere to them. Besides that, no one wants to interact with someone who is spamming the feed. Save your posts for the designated times and you will see much more success.

Pro Tip: Save the post and turn off commenting notifications

This may be one of the most important tips on here. I just figured this one out and it has helped to save my sanity a little. After you comment on a prompt at least another 30-40 people to comment and figure that you will get notifications for each of those comments. Now, multiply that times 10 Facebook groups, and it gets crazy. What I learned to do is just click on the three dots on the corner of the post, save the post and turn notifications off for this post. At the end of the day, you can go back to your saved post and complete all of the tasks for the prompts you shared on.

Make sure that you do go back and complete all of the tasks you are supposed to. A lot of groups will kick you out within the first three times you fail to reciprocate the correct amount. That’s why saving and keeping track is so important.

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Ask questions when you are stuck

The main reasons you join a Facebook group for blogging is to increase your site’s traffic and get support from other bloggers. There is so much I don’t know about blogging. But at the same time, there is a lot that I know. I know next to nothing about coding. Yet, I know a lot about marketing strategies and know a lot about consumer behavior. Look for blog groups where you can post questions when you have them and get answers. In most cases, there will be someone in the group that has had the same struggle or is an expert in something that you are struggling with.

Interact on prompts that don’t ask you to share your work

This is isn’t mandatory, and it probably won’t even increase your blog’s traffic, but it is relieving to talk to make connections with other bloggers. And it can help with other things like if the prompt asks you to talk about something you are struggling with, it is a great opportunity to get support from others who probably have a lot more experience than you.

Always be constructive in your criticism

Often times you see people asking for feedback, or other people asking questions. Make sure that when you are giving advice or feedback you say positive things along with the advice of how to make things better.

Delete the groups that are not working

I’ve tried a lot of Facebook groups, and some of them are just not for me. Some don’t go well with my niche or don’t go well with my personality.  Because of that they just don’t boost my blog’s traffic. You will inevitably run into the same thing when you are trying out different Facebook groups. If you are putting huge amounts of time into a group and aren’t getting anything out, get rid of it. If it’s just sitting there on your account without new prompts being posted, get rid of it. Or if there aren’t prompts being posted at least 3-4 times a week, that’s usually enough for me to delete it. Don’t let your clutter your account with things that don’t benefit you. Check out this post for a list of some great facebook groups to join.  Also, don’t forget to join my facebook group.

Do you have any other tips about using facebook groups? Have you been using Facebook groups to boost your blog’s traffic?Share in the comments!

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  • Reply
    Renee
    October 23, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I have really tried to get intentional with my FB blogging groups. LOVE that pro tip! I have never heard of that before! Thanks!

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      Gabriella
      October 23, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      Hi Renee, thank you so much! I happy to you found something useful in the post! 🙂

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    Jordan
    October 23, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Great post! And I don’t know why I don’t ever just save the post and turn off commenting notifications, but I’m doing that from now on. Great tips!

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      Gabriella
      October 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Hey Jordan, thank you! Saving and turning off the commenting notifications is seriously my #1 tip to anyone. I get so much more done. And also, when I do get a notification it is because someone interacted with my share, not just that 20 other people commented too. Glad you found this interesting!

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    Sharon
    October 23, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Yes – I definitely agree with all of these, especially commenting first. I get much better results when I comment when the thread opens vs doing it later in the day.

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      Gabriella
      October 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Hi Sharon, I’m glad to hear it’s not just me. Thanks for commenting!

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    Mimi
    October 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Hi, I love facebook groups and I totally agree on your tips. I’m joining yours now btw, but I find them so helpful with the question thing, I’ve had so many doubts on a couple of things and people on the group helped me so much! They are the best thing I’ve discovered!
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    Mimi
    October 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Hi, I love facebook groups and I totally agree on your tips. I’m joining yours now btw, but I find them so helpful with the question thing, I’ve had so many doubts on a couple of things and people on the group helped me so much! They are the best thing I’ve discovered!
    http://blushydarling.com

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      Gabriella
      October 23, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Hi Mimi, thank you so much! I’m with you. Starting a blog is so confusing at times, I run into new questions all the time. Your blog is lovely, by the way! 🙂

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    Sosi’s mom
    October 23, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Great post! It’s great advice to leave the groups that are not working!

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      Gabriella
      October 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      Hi Sosi’s mom, I’m glad you liked it!

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    Keating | KeatingBartlett.com
    October 23, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    So many great tips! Facebook groups have been so helpful for me in networking and growing my blog!

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      Gabriella
      October 24, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Hi Keating, I’m glad that you’ve found success in using them too!

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    Kayla
    October 23, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks for your post! I just started networking in blogging, and joining Facebook groups, and sometimes they are a bit daunting! However, I’ve found that more than just “gaining” traffic, I’ve really enjoyed learning from other people’s blogs and their content, and its been about way more than just getting traffic, so I think you’re right, engagement with other posts is important as it shows your interested in more than just yourself. At the end of the day we are a blogging community!

    Very helpful post, Thanks!

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      Gabriella
      October 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Hi Kayla, Facebook groups can be veryyy daunting! But on the flipside, they are so useful too. I love how you put it that we are a blogging community. It’s so true. I’m really glad you found this helpful. Thanks for your comment!

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    Rachael stray
    October 23, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Some fab tips here will definitely be using these!

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    Kristy
    October 23, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Such a great post, I only started using Facebook groups about a month ago and have seen a difference already, but I hadn’t thought of some of your trips. Just requested to join your group too.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      Hi Kristy, thanks for commenting! I’m glad you found this useful and super glad you joined the group. It’s small now, but will be growing 🙂

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    Jenny
    October 24, 2017 at 1:33 am

    These are all great tips! I love using FB groups to help get traffic to my blog.

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    Liz
    October 24, 2017 at 9:39 am

    This is great advice!!!! Thank you!!

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      Gabriella
      October 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Hey Liz, I’m happy to help!

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    Michelle
    October 24, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks for the tip on turning off the notifications, I needed that.

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    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project
    October 24, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Great tips thanks so much. I like FB groups for blogging interaction but they can be overwhelming for sure. I recently started “saving” the threads as well. All of those notifications can get crazy.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      Hi Nicole, I feel you girl. Turning off the notifications helped me a lot. Best of luck to you!

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    Gina
    October 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    What great ideas. Thanks for the information. Turning off notifications is a huge tip!

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      Hey Gina, I’m glad you found this helpful!

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    Emily Anne
    October 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Really great tips for utilizing Facebook groups!! Thank you!!

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      Gabriella
      October 24, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Hi Emily, I’m so glad you found it helpful!

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    Harmony, Momma To Go
    October 24, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Yes! I loeve FB groups and have met some great bloggers too. Ive now been doing it long enought to have figured out what groups I like and what their posting schedule is. Reciprocating is time consuming, so I am tryin g make time to also write and go back and edit old posts so Im not always just doing FB threads!

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    Rachael stray
    October 24, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Really great tips here thanks x

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    courtney
    October 25, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Those are all such great rips and I really think everyone should try them!

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    Sreekar
    October 25, 2017 at 6:13 am

    These tips are very useful indeed. I’m a newbie blogger and definitely could put these tips in for good use. Thanks!

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      Hi Sreekar, I’m glad you found things that are helpful!

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    Anastasia
    October 25, 2017 at 7:54 am

    The bit about saving the post and turning off notifications really helped my own sanity definitely a blog I’ll be back to

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      Hi Anastasia, thank you so much! I’m so glad to hear that.

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    Linda Muse
    October 25, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Some interesting ideas here about Facebook groups. Looking at the types of questions that keep coming up in FB groups can also provide a good clue about the articles the group members would be interested in reading.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Hi Linda, that is definitely a great observation! Thank you! I might add that into this post later!

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    Ali Dunnell
    October 25, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Excellent blog post, with loads of tips and advice. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks, Ali! I’m glad you liked it!

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    Lorna
    October 25, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Going to turn off notifications now too, I love FB groups, but I tend to avoid like for like threads, as it’s not authentic, but I love the groups with genuine connection.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Hi Lorna, my very first day in a fb group I did a like for like, and I instantly regretted it. It is not authentic and then I ended up following people with inappropriate content but felt obligated to keep following. I eventually unfollowed a few of the people and vowed to never do a follow for follow again. And I’ve honestly had great results since then. Thanks for your comment!

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    Yukti
    October 25, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Loved all your tips about increasing traffic on FB groups. Turning off notifications is a great idea and also saving the post is also useful.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Hi Yukti, I’m glad you found it helpful!

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    Okon George
    October 25, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Great tips for growing traffic and blog popularity using Facebook group.. Most Like I do, without creating a personal Facebook group, I ensure I joined as much as other Facebook groups that’s niche related to my offering, and each time I make a new blog posts, I ensure sharing them in all the groups.

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    elise
    October 25, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    this is amazing!! I learned so much and will definitely be putting this to good use. thanks!

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Hi Elise, glad I could help!

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    Jane Davidson | Typically Jane
    October 25, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    This is SUCH a great post with all this useful information. I really just started using FB groups and I definitely see the value in it. For a newbie, this was perfect. Thanks!

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      Hi Jane, I’m glad you found it useful! Thanks for commenting!

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    Lisa
    October 25, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    This is a great post! It is awesome to find community support that help you learn, and grow!

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks, Lisa! I’m glad you liked it!

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    Maria
    October 25, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I never thought about actually saving the post and disabling notifications, that’s genius!
    I really enjoyed the overall tone of your post, great reading! 🙂

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Hi Maria, I’m glad you found it helpful! That hack seriously saved me so much trouble!

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    Lorna Holowaychuk
    October 25, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Thank You for this valuable advice. If a Facebook Group does not deliver results, I simply leave the Group, and join another.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Lorna, exactly! Find what is most productive for you. 🙂

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    Dada
    October 25, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Me to I have tried a lot of group and I have even been kicked out once because I think someone was playing unfairy. You should mention in the post that some people dont play by the rules so its important to be quite organize to see who commented on your post and not. And call them out!

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Dada, you are very correct. There are many who do not play by the rules. It helps to join groups where the admins keep an eye on who is doing what they are supposed to and or not. As the admin of my group, I will pm someone if they did not follow through with what they are supposed to. (I don’t like posting their names publically). And if it happens time and time again I will block them. I believe in grace, but also following the rules. Thanks for commenting!

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    Chelf
    October 25, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    excellent points! I love facebook groups, it a lovely way to connect with fellow bloggers, learn about new opportunities and get some healthy organic traffic! You are absolutely right though, you have to be very respectful and follow the rules to be a part of the game.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Chelf, thanks for reading through!

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    Roamy sarganser
    October 25, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Hi,
    I`m just getting started with social media and still feel like it`s a jungle, totally confusing and intimidating.Thanks for sharing this, will really help me get started with using social media the right way.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Hi Roamy, it definitely does feel like a Jungle. I’m glad this could help you!

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    Shannon
    October 25, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Great advice – started doing all this recently – getting the post first is really hard though

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Hi Shannon, I agree! Especially when many of the groups are from different time zones. Just try focusing on the ones where you get more traffic from 🙂

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    Averi
    October 26, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Aloha,
    I loved reading your tips. Sadly finding groups that my niche is inclusive is a bit daunting for me. Part directly related news fed sourced, and life experience. However, I love reading other’s blogs and learning more.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      Hi Averi, did you ever think about creating your own group? If there isn’t one I’m sure there are other bloggers in your niche that would join. What is your Niche?

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    kerry
    October 26, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Thanks for the very helpful advice! I will be implementing these.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      Hey Kerry, I’m glad this could help you!

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    Jamie
    October 26, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I love using Facebook and Instagram to connect with other bloggers. It has really helped grow my blog and I enjoy interacting and getting to know what’s going on with other people in blogland even if they’re not in my niche ❤️

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      Hi Jamie, It is one of my favorite things about blogging. You do make a lot of great connections 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

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    Anastasia
    October 26, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    so glad i found this article it is so useful

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you found it useful!

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    Meaghan
    October 26, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I love facebook groups for growing my blog. But I do find the notifications overwhelming. I’ve found that I dedicate a set block of time each day to them and don’t ever move on from a thread until I’ve completed it–I do it all in one sitting so I don’t have to go back. But I like the idea of saving it. Great post!

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Hi Meaghan, that is definitely a good way to do it. Sometimes I like waiting to see who engaged with mine so I can be sure to reciprocate. But sometimes I only set a block time. It can work both ways. But whatever works best for you is definitely what you should stick to 🙂

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    Arthur
    October 26, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    These tips are actually helpful! Thanks for sharing.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks, Arthur!

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    Lauren
    October 26, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Great tips! Definitely going to use these to get the most out of the facebook groups I am in.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Lauren, thanks for commenting. I’m glad you found my post useful!

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    Britney
    October 26, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Great tips thank you!! I joined the fb group so I hope to grow even more.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Britney, thank you! The group is small now, but it will grow. 🙂

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    ERICA ARDALI
    October 26, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Navigating all the groups can be overwhelming! These tips really help to streamline the proces of promotion and networking within facebook groups.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Hi Erica, I’m glad I could help! Thanks for commenting!

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    Bobbi
    October 26, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Great suggestions! I think you’ve covered all points I can think of. Especially the simplicity (but often difficult for people) to follow directions.

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Hey Bobbi, thanks for commenting. I agree.. sometimes it is hard. But just be persistent!

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    Brit Haines
    October 26, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Awesome suggestions! I’ve been going crazy with all the Facebook notifications, like they’re seriously trying to take over my life, so I will definitely try saving the post and turning the notifications off. You may have just saved my sanity!

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Hi Brit, I was totally the same way. Turning off the notifications is a game changer, it definitely saved my sanity!

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    Kelly Moran
    October 26, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    This article was very insightful and helped me discover some new strategies!

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      Gabriella
      October 26, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Thank you, Kelly! 🙂

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    Daisy
    October 26, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Really useful tips! 😀

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    Vaughn
    October 27, 2017 at 12:13 am

    will try your advice! thank you

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    Danie
    October 27, 2017 at 1:57 am

    I thought this was a great post. I totally agree that some groups may just not fit your personality. I have seen some admins that are incredibly ego driven or they don’t really want to build the community they want to promote their own blog. So in those cases its just better to leave the group. I think these are great pointers for those looking to build community and knowledge on blogging.

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    Sarah from A Simple and Contented Life
    October 27, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Some great tips! Interacting in Facebook groups has really helped me to grow my blog. I love the idea of saving each post…I shall be doing that from now on! I really need to delete the ones I no longer participate in though too!

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    Ann
    October 27, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I love the pro tip too! Will do this, notification are wild on feeds😂 thanks Gabriella! Awesome post!

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    Yuyu
    October 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Nice tips. Especially on deleting groups that’s not working. Too many groups I joined ended up filled with spams which isn’t very constructive.

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    courtney
    October 27, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I really love using faccebook groups to boost my interaction and traffic and I totally relate to how crazy you get with all of the notifications. I had no idea you could turn them off!

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    Medha
    October 27, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    All good tips here! It is really important to engage with other bloggers, and follow the facebook community rules while participating in threads. Social media, especially Facebook, can bring your blog so much organic, qualitative traffic!

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    Kallmann.C
    October 28, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Very useful tips, especially on “Save the post and turn off commenting notifications”. I was going crazy receiving all the spam notifications throughout the day. Thank you for the tips!

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    Julie Hoag
    October 28, 2017 at 4:54 am

    These are great tips! I agree, if I don’t get on a thread early, I skip it because I don’t get much interaction. Thanks for the tip on saving, I always forget to do that!

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    Vidya Gupta
    October 28, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Quite a useful post dear! And the fun part is – I discovered this post and your blog through one of the FB groups itself! 🙂 I was more of a passive participant in FB groups – but reading your post, I know I need to start tapping into the enormous benefits of being active. Thanks again!

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      Gabriella
      November 9, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Hi Vidya, I’m so glad you found this helpful!

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    Kiana
    October 28, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I found this post to be extremely helpful, as I’m a new blogger. One of the things I learned early on was to join Facebook groups. However, I usually have a hard time managing where I’ve commented because it’s so many! Definitely going to be incorporating some of your strategies from now on!

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      Gabriella
      November 9, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Hi Kiana, thanks for commenting! I’m really glad you found this helpful!

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    Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor
    November 1, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    These are great tips!! I love FB groups and have started to be a lot more selective about the ones I participate in. You can only do so much, so it’s important to be realistic and not participate in every thread offered.

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    Kristyn
    November 2, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Great tips! I started with just being in 2 Facebook Engagement Groups to now 10 as well. It is helpful to grow followers to your blog and get your blog out there via the help of others.

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    Megan O'Kane
    November 10, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Great tips! I have sent a request to your group – I love getting to know other people through blogging!

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      Gabriella
      November 13, 2017 at 4:16 am

      Thanks, Megan! I’m glad you joined the group! I’m looking forward to seeing some of your content on it! 🙂

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