Posting To Facebook Groups

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Has anyone out there had any success posting to Facebook groups to drive traffic to their offers? The same question stands for groups within other social media sites such as LinkedIn, and Google+.

I've always been under the impression that posting to groups is the best way to increase your following in the various social media sites so that you'll have people to market to. Is this still a valid strategy for that purpose, or is there a better way? If there is a better way, what is it?
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  • Posting in groups is great way of reaching a targeted audience. It could definitely drive traffic given that you have the permission of the group moderator and you write your post in a way that really makes the group interested in your offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vednor
    Facebook groups are pretty much useless. Instead, try posting in pages. For instance, if your write something about Samsung mobile, try posting in the Samsung page. They like or not, your post will show up in their timeline, and you'll receive plenty of clicks on your article.
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    • Profile picture of the author brutecky
      Originally Posted by Vednor View Post

      Facebook groups are pretty much useless. Instead, try posting in pages. For instance, if your write something about Samsung mobile, try posting in the Samsung page. They like or not, your post will show up in their timeline, and you'll receive plenty of clicks on your article.
      This is horrid advise. All this is going to do is get you banned from the page. Are you actually telling people that spamming pages is a good idea? Its not.

      Originally Posted by thefasninja View Post

      Facebook groups are help full when users in group are active. If your group is intresting and have high quailty posts then user will like to check whatever is present in your page
      This is good advise, just be sure your posts to the groups are relevant and useful.
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      • Profile picture of the author temmatek
        Thank you very much for the advice and warning.
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    • Profile picture of the author temmatek
      Very interesting approach. I will consider it.

      Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author overtonis
      Originally Posted by Vednor View Post

      Facebook groups are pretty much useless. Instead, try posting in pages. For instance, if your write something about Samsung mobile, try posting in the Samsung page. They like or not, your post will show up in their timeline, and you'll receive plenty of clicks on your article.
      the only way that will work going forward is if your post are on personal account not a page (edgerank will filter that down to nothing). The key is to get 'targeted friends to add you'. That there is art in itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnbutton
    Anyway, pages or groups - you should contact their admins first and propose cooperation if you have something to offer in turn. If not, I think there should be some paid offers like 'I pay you a certain amount of money and you make a post on behalf of you page\group with a link to my page or website. Beforehand you should thouroughly examine what groups\page s matches your audience and if possible request data insights of the page you're contacting to.
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  • Profile picture of the author thefasninja
    Facebook groups are help full when users in group are active. If your group is intresting and have high quailty posts then user will like to check whatever is present in your page
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  • Profile picture of the author wearesocial
    hi,
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  • Profile picture of the author clarkraymond99
    Group posting in Facebook is generally encourage to increase your audience with the large set of audience base the post that you share on Face book goes viral with in fraction of time span.,
    Provided if you provide any URL or call to action on your Facebook page , it will help you to drive the relevant traffic to your websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
    So long as the group you are posting in is related to your own page (or the types of things you are linking to in your own Timeline), then it could produce good traffic. Not suggesting that you blatantly spam links in groups but a polite suggestion that someone visit your link (assuming links are allowed) might be the way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelBartley
    May I suggest to use hootsuite to join relevant groups by keyword but glance at the group to see if there is nothing but spam already. many of them have nothing but spam in them..just marketers posting on schedules.

    You would just be adding to it. What i do is look at the groups that have engagement on posts and that will show you the activity level in a group. compile a list of those types of groups in your niche and post to contribute in those groups.

    and refer to your link like "btw my blog post has a great example of xyz" use "side door marketing" to your advantage.
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  • Profile picture of the author seophalanx
    Setting up your own group on Facebook is a great way for you as a business owner to brand yourself as a leader in your industry. You can easily set up the group to include your company name, address and photograph, as well as a link to your website and contact details if you so wish. Not only will you have the opportunity to post a link to your website on the groups home page but you will also have the chance to control discussions within the group, to add content and message members with useful links to information on your company website. If you do this well, you could see an ever increasing flow of traffic to your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
      Originally Posted by seophalanx View Post

      Setting up your own group on Facebook is a great way for you as a business owner to brand yourself as a leader in your industry. You can easily set up the group to include your company name, address and photograph, as well as a link to your website and contact details if you so wish. Not only will you have the opportunity to post a link to your website on the groups home page but you will also have the chance to control discussions within the group, to add content and message members with useful links to information on your company website. If you do this well, you could see an ever increasing flow of traffic to your website.
      Although building a group up from the ground could take a while it might be better than trying to spam links in another member's Facebook group. That type of behavior will only get you banned from the group. Having your own group ensures you can share links when you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author vizz2010
    Thanq for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Magicalidea
    If you want to advertise in popular groups you have to purchse it sometimes The price can be negitiate then you will have many choices
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  • Profile picture of the author hostdare
    Posting in groups is interested in promoting and organizing people around a specific interests or cause. All members of a group have the ability to contribute content that appears on the Group’s wall – photos, videos, discussion threads
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  • Profile picture of the author Jessica Davies
    Yes! you can post in group to get more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author DannicaSmith
    I think I get more exposure to my links. I only post in certain Facebook groups that are directly connected to what I am trying promote. Everyone is promoting an opportunity, but I have been getting hits from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author tiroberts
    Hi,

    Posting to Facebook groups or any groups for the purpose of getting more traffic isn't really effective.

    Yeah, you'll get some traffic to your blog/site, but I think that your time is better spent in groups that actually promote in-depth discussions and making real connections with other people, rather than just syndicating links.

    Directly engaging and interacting with people in groups and other platforms is how I was able to drive my first bits of significant traffic (nearly 20k visitors in 3 months). And it was those connections and relationships I built that helped me to sustain my traffic and growth for the long-term.

    So that's what I'd focus on. Yes, syndicate your links but try to build conversation and engagement with the other group members. That's where the real value lies.

    Hope this helps you.

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    • Profile picture of the author edwin3145
      Originally Posted by tiroberts View Post

      Hi,

      Posting to Facebook groups or any groups for the purpose of getting more traffic isn't really effective.

      Yeah, you'll get some traffic to your blog/site, but I think that your time is better spent in groups that actually promote in-depth discussions and making real connections with other people, rather than just syndicating links.

      Directly engaging and interacting with people in groups and other platforms is how I was able to drive my first bits of significant traffic (nearly 20k visitors in 3 months). And it was those connections and relationships I built that helped me to sustain my traffic and growth for the long-term.

      So that's what I'd focus on. Yes, syndicate your links but try to build conversation and engagement with the other group members. That's where the real value lies.

      Hope this helps you.

      ~Ti
      I agree, and if you drop a bunch of affiliate links without providing value you are gonna get your account burnt fast.

      Using something like Trustjacker/Clickjacker to provide useful content with a bit of advertising in the form of a pop-up ad might be one way to fly under the radar... (hint).
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  • Profile picture of the author mhobbs25
    Originally Posted by temmatek View Post

    Has anyone out there had any success posting to Facebook groups to drive traffic to their offers? The same question stands for groups within other social media sites such as LinkedIn, and Google+.

    I've always been under the impression that posting to groups is the best way to increase your following in the various social media sites so that you'll have people to market to. Is this still a valid strategy for that purpose, or is there a better way? If there is a better way, what is it?
    I found its best to send people to some kind of VALUE based blog post, make sure to include an cool image that grabs attention... That will help you get people in the door from the FB groups!
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    Facebook or other social media sites are all about engagement, networking and conversations. Your content should be such that it should be engaging and informative. If that is so, then there is a chance of getting good response from Facebook marketing. Otherwise, even posting promotional messages hundreds of times might not get you any noticeable response. In the end, you will just quit and say 'Facebook marketing does not work' when in fact it was your marketing strategy which was flawed.
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  • Profile picture of the author rebirthfreedom
    facebook groups seem to just be nothing but spam back and forth. Where it most logically seems the place to find targeted traffic. All social media is about engaging with people so if your engaging and building relationships then cool. If your just posting and spamming groups. Relook your strategies and get some tweeking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Albert Akogo
    I believe if you post valuable content that of interest to the members of the groups you post in...you will get some kind of traffic to your site.

    If you continue posting and sharing valuable content in these groups over time you begin to attract return visitors from these FB groups.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
    I drive tons of traffic to one of my websites via facebook. But I don't wanna share the method in public, Contact me if you wanna know it!
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  • Profile picture of the author msocialh
    Well I have tried posting to multiple Facebook groups but didn't get that much of the traffic I wanted. There is people out there that have successful stories with Facebook groups so you should also try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Toka1992
    Originally Posted by temmatek View Post

    Has anyone out there had any success posting to Facebook groups to drive traffic to their offers? The same question stands for groups within other social media sites such as LinkedIn, and Google+.

    I've always been under the impression that posting to groups is the best way to increase your following in the various social media sites so that you'll have people to market to. Is this still a valid strategy for that purpose, or is there a better way? If there is a better way, what is it?
    You can get awesome traffic from facebook groups if you automate your posting. I've been posting to groups every 10mins for 2 months now and I've enjoyed lots of high converting traffic so far. The software I use, is a set and forget software and it posts just like a human . Click Here for details FB Post Manager
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  • Profile picture of the author smith5
    Again quality of content and the groups activity is very crucial...group should be relevant to your TG...then only the traffic generated will be useful...for the business
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    • Profile picture of the author Galvanometer
      Automatic posting in Facebook groups might get you banned from those groups are banned by Facebook. The best strategy would be to use a Facebook ID scraper to get the unique user ids of all members in your groups and then use cheap Facebook ads to target those users.
      Basically instead of spamming user on Facebook you are turning them to highly targeted leads
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