What Do You Think Of Posting In Facebook Groups For Traffic ?

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I see many people posting in facebook groups all day

Do you think this is a good way to get traffic for your online business ?

Is this an alternative to actual facebook ads ?

Just wondering

#facebook #groups #posting #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Maithly16
    Nope, this cannot be the alternative of actual facebook ads. May be they are trying to get traffic at free of cost!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Whisonant
    If done right it works extremely well. The best way is to look for people asking questions in APPROPRIATE groups. Point them to an article on one of your sites that answer that question. In other words, help people. Don't spam the groups, be a productive and useful member of them.

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    • Profile picture of the author PPG19
      Originally Posted by Rob Whisonant View Post

      If done right it works extremely well. The best way is to look for people asking questions in APPROPRIATE groups. Point them to an article on one of your sites that answer that question. In other words, help people. Don't spam the groups, be a productive and useful member of them.

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      Agree 100%. Posting on FB groups works if you do it properly.
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    • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
      Originally Posted by Rob Whisonant View Post

      If done right it works extremely well. The best way is to look for people asking questions in APPROPRIATE groups. Point them to an article on one of your sites that answer that question. In other words, help people. Don't spam the groups, be a productive and useful member of them.

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      Rob Whisonant
      Yes...! You need to do it if you want to get traffic targeted from Facebook groups...

      But you need extra time for searching related Facebook groups.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Personally, I find that spammy and low-value. I've seen people do it effectively but you have to post REALLY GOOD stuff like a blog post or video (not a squeeze page or sales page). And, you can't be promoting your stuff everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author white war
    I think it is a good way to bring traffic, because I was doing this in the past, but it require time, I was publishing in 300 group and I get about 90 visits for that with very simple post includes a link to the blog post, so if your fb post look good not just a spammy one you can get good amount of targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author briley knox
    If you post on Facebook you need to use their Ads and also I think that you would also need to have a lot of people in you circle that might be interested in your products.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrandonLee
    If you do it correctly it's a very good traffic source. Most importantly, the leads convert. The leads I get from posting in Facebook groups are worth almost 6 times more than the leads I get from cold traffic.
    That doesn't really tell the entire story though - because when I'm posting in groups it obviously exposes people to me and makes them more receptive to my ads.
    Having said all that - for volume you still need to run ads. To increase your conversions you still need to re-target.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Some say it works, other say it doesn't.

    I say it depends on the group.

    Much like the old Usenet newsgroups, some FB groups are set up for people to post ads/links. Problem is, no one is looking for your ad. They're too busy posting their ads.

    Then there are the groups that are set up for interaction. If you follow Rob's recommendation, you can do very well. If you use the same "spray and pray" you'd use on the advertising groups, you'll get ignored at best and banned at worst. Neither is good for your rep or your bottom line.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    funny, I was thinking about this myself..

    some pros

    it seems like an easy alternative to a forum

    and second, its easy for the visitor. They just have to click the join button, no password or login required.

    however, like anything else, you gotta provide the content they came for and keep the discussion going.

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  • Profile picture of the author ABhadra07
    Facebook gruop post is effective, but maximum people are low targeted .. They want everything free . They don't know in IM without little sepnding money nothing can do properly . They afraid of spending money and it's the main prblm ...!
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnmooree
    Posting in Facebook groups can definitely bring traffic if we provide relevant information to the readers. They will get engaged with us and take interest in our services and products. In addition to this, blog posting is also an excellent way to generate traffic. When users get exactly what they want, it becomes easy to make them permanent customer.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmy411
    Also, you can periodically run FB contests where you giveaway a copy/unit of your product for free .Direct them to your site for email sign up and hopefully the spike in volume will lead to other product interests and sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author WAHMS
    Most groups are moderated these days if they are any good.
    Everybody hates a first time spammer that never adds any conversation or discussions
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  • Profile picture of the author cl7
    Do you mean spamming or actually engaging in the topics? Spamming will not work because from personal experience, I block anyone who try to promote inside a group. But, if that person is genuinely active and provide value then I can see myself clicking their links willingly. But it takes time though.

    Oh, it can be but the volume is no where near it
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  • Profile picture of the author asiboyz
    It really does work, if its done properly.
    There are groups that has members that are legit and are always interacting with other members. Just find the right group for your niche and you can get Free tons of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author hynds
    Originally Posted by fjvalentine View Post

    I see many people posting in facebook groups all day

    Do you think this is a good way to get traffic for your online business ?

    Is this an alternative to actual facebook ads ?

    Just wondering

    I think this is a good way to get free traffic. If the groups you're posting to are the same niches in your market then you will get targeted audiences and this will help your site much. However, before posting, you need to research and find groups that related to your business and post useful things, news, tips,...don't spam and leave.

    Good luck to you,
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  • Profile picture of the author bigbody300
    Its a highly targeted audience.. so yes it does work. But your lander cant be spammy..advertorial stuff would work..
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    It is about understanding your target niche market. If you understand the people you are targeting and their needs then you will share stuff that they find useful and/or interesting. You will also be able to go to the correct places where your target market hangs out when you understand them properly. You won't waste time posting on non-targeted or semi--targeted FB groups nor will you post things which will not interest the people you are after.

    So it is very important that you firstly understand your target market deeply. Then try to search and pick a handful of FB groups that are most relevant and ideal. After that you need to interact and share useful/engaging things, help people on regular basis. If you can do all this then you might get good results with FB group marketing or any other similar strategy you choose. But it must first begin with thorough and deep understanding of your niche and its audience. If you falter at this step, your other marketing activities may not yield good results.
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  • Profile picture of the author CaraMooralian
    It can't be alternative for facebook ads, but it may drive traffic for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author chooseyourself
    Originally Posted by fjvalentine View Post

    I see many people posting in facebook groups all day

    Do you think this is a good way to get traffic for your online business ?

    Is this an alternative to actual facebook ads ?

    Just wondering

    fjvalentine,

    I think this is a good way to get people to your own Facebook group first and then
    eventually your offers or squeeze pages.

    Not really an alternative to Facebook ads, but it could be someone that you
    get back to your Facebook group right.

    In your group, you can add documents into the "files" section (could be affiliate
    offers or things that lead back to your blog/site).

    Also, everyone in your own group can see all of your external links (YouTube, blog
    posts, etc. ) as opposed to your timeline where edge rank is a factor.

    I've found that a combination of using Facebook live, a Facebook group and your Facebok wall can drive traffic to your offers or blog.

    It'll be targeted offers because those people that friend you from the groups you're in are
    someone that's obviously interested in similar stuff.

    Hope that helps.

    -Phil
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellen Chedid
    Great question- I don't think it very effective to be honest. When i first started in affiliate marketing, i did that but it wen t no where. However Facebook adverting has been really successful for me and you necessarily have to spend a lot of money either. but it gives you a chance to reach beyond your friends and to your niche.
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  • You need to ask the admin permission first before posting any thing that looks like marketing or sales on the groups' pages. If you want to market through groups, it's better to just create your own facebook group. Facebook ads is a better option to reaching your target market versus commenting.
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  • Profile picture of the author intellg
    It is time consuming and not worth the amount of traffic you get from comments. It's better to use that money for facebook ads and to build your own community. If you have your own community in facebook, maybe you can make deals with other community facebook admins to do cross-posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author DenniseTan
    Been doing that for a year now and it's generating traffic to my website/business really well. It's also easier to interact with people in there since you have the same interest/s.
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  • Profile picture of the author martbost
    Just make sure that you are posting content that is helpful to others and aligned with your Niche, but no being pitchy or coming across as SPAM. If you are genuinely helpful in your approach, others will gravitate to you as an authority.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunsetcoder
    If your post quality is good and you have nice niche you will definitely get good traffic from social media like facebook too
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  • It can be only affecting, if you have targeted only the niche related groups. There is more possibility to get the customers who really need your services. Good groups have the number of active members and most of them really belong to that niche or they need the services. Your services and your page will reach to number of people and they get to know about your services.
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  • Profile picture of the author HenryWNeville
    The following points will help you out in getting traffic for your website on Facebook groups.
    Posting shareable content on your website.
    Make the sharing easy for other people.
    Optimize your Facebook posts.
    Add links on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnAdam1
    Facebook is a very important social media platform for driving traffic to the website. The users spend most of their time in using the Facebook. The total number of global users of Facebook exceeds over 400 million members. More than 80,000 websites are using Facebook connects and according to the recent research, an average user spend nearly an hour using the Facebook. If the Facebook is used properly. It can be used to deliver high amount of traffic to the website.
    In business, the Facebook can be used to spread the brand awareness of the companies and it can also be used to increase the social reputation of the companies.
    Social channels like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube are used by the successful companies to communicate the brand to the customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author RamonPoloHere
    I like posting to groups.

    I notice that videos work really well on Facebook groups.

    If you upload a valuable video on your Facebook page and share it on targeted Facebook groups, you will get a lot of views FAST.

    And then you can retarget the people who watch at least 10 second, 25%, 50% 75% or even 100% of the video!

    I use MassPlanner to post on multiple groups automatically without getting penalized.
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  • Profile picture of the author adsahuja
    Facebook is one of the most popular and biggest platforms nowadays and if you want to maximize traffic on website through Facebook then you should go for attractive Videos or can engage audience through some general questions. Later, you can start sharing your website links or related posts to aware target customers about your brand or business.
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