Facebook Groups Are Better The Fanpages?

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I believe that the Facebook groups are more active then fanpages, and I am a part of a few and own a few. People probably don't realize how valueable they really are-though it's personal choice-they are both good-just me and my own opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I must admit, i visit and participate in my (and others) groups instead of a fan page. It's just more convenient for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
    I have to agree with Randall, groups are much better for interaction
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexGeorge
    Groups definitely are more active, but it's much easier to reach out to more people through fan-pages which is why I prefer fan pages over groups. People are also more inclined to like a page rather than join I group which makes it easier to attract more people with pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahutchison
    Originally Posted by craigslist View Post

    I believe that the Facebook groups are more active then fanpages, and I am a part of a few and own a few. People probably don't realize how valueable they really are-though it's personal choice-they are both good-just me and my own opinion.
    You own a few? Facebook own them ultimately - I know someone this week who lost a very large group due to making a friend an admin, who then preceeded to delete her as admin - so ironic - be careful with FB assets!
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    • Profile picture of the author David Burnett
      Haha I do both Have a fan page and a group.

      Best of both worlds
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      • Profile picture of the author Rod Dinero
        Originally Posted by wealthyseven View Post

        Haha I do both Have a fan page and a group.

        Best of both worlds
        Same here, fan pages are great for building a list. Groups are great to interact with people, answer questions, etc. Also good for coaching and such
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  • Profile picture of the author Relic32
    I like groups for interaction, but fanpages are good to build a list from and market with.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Thank you for your post. I’m in a few groups but I don't participate of anything. I have a fan page, and it is growing with time. I will care more about Facebook groups now.

    It’s also hard to make friends at Facebook, while in other networking sites you are free to follow whoever you may desire and if they want they follow you back. I stopped caring about Facebook because of their limitations.

    Perhaps by being an active member in a few groups I may make more friends. Let’s see when I will have time for that. This is time consuming…
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  • Profile picture of the author iLinkedin
    Ofcourse FB group have more value than FB fanpages. 1 Group member has value equal to at least 5 fan.
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    Thomas
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  • Profile picture of the author Royalrevenue
    Correct, Groups are good place than fanpages. We have both .
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  • Profile picture of the author webzie
    Unlike groups, fan pages are visible to unregistered people and are thus indexed. Unlike pages, groups allow to send out “bulk invite” (you can easily invite all your friends to join the group while with pages you will be forced to drop some invites manually). Groups are thus better for viral marketing, meaning that any group member can also send bulk invites to the friends of his.
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    • Profile picture of the author artflair
      Originally Posted by webzie View Post

      Unlike groups, fan pages are visible to unregistered people and are thus indexed. Unlike pages, groups allow to send out "bulk invite" (you can easily invite all your friends to join the group while with pages you will be forced to drop some invites manually). Groups are thus better for viral marketing, meaning that any group member can also send bulk invites to the friends of his.
      Both are great for different things and you should use both!
      I do
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    • Profile picture of the author ReferralCandy
      Originally Posted by webzie View Post

      Unlike groups, fan pages are visible to unregistered people and are thus indexed. Unlike pages, groups allow to send out "bulk invite" (you can easily invite all your friends to join the group while with pages you will be forced to drop some invites manually). Groups are thus better for viral marketing, meaning that any group member can also send bulk invites to the friends of his.
      Agree with what you've said, except for the first point--you can set the group visibility to 'Public'. Groups are also very useful for building communities and inculcating a certain identity and spirit, so make of that what you will.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZephyrIon
    Originally Posted by craigslist View Post

    I believe that the Facebook groups are more active then fanpages, and I am a part of a few and own a few. People probably don't realize how valueable they really are-though it's personal choice-they are both good-just me and my own opinion.
    What is your niche?
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  • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
    Facebook groups are like a forum. And, people who join these groups feel like they are part of a community. On a forum or group, everyone has a voice and can be heard. But on the Facebook page, it's usually just the page owner posting and everyone commenting. This can put the 'fan' in a passive role and not everyone wants to be there. For that reason, Facebook groups are best for creating a connection with potential customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLayne
    I have a very close friend who monetizes his FB group by charging a (very minimal) monthly fee to his group members. He has over 1300 members who happily pay for the benefits of being in that (niche) group.
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  • Profile picture of the author Video Expert
    I like groups.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    sorry, but I don't agree, fanpages are better for not only interacting, but also it is very helpful if you want to build a list.
    and groups were popular in the past, now people seem to be more active on the fanpages, (you have to visit the group to see a new post, while in a fanpage it automatically appears in your news feed)
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