The Complete Guide to Facebook Groups: How to Create a Group, Build a Community and Increase Your Organic Reach

Buffer Social

Facebook has recently launched Groups for Pages, enabling the 70 million+ Pages on Facebook to create their own unique communities and feeds. More than 1 billion people around the world use Groups. So how do you create a Facebook Group? Facebook Group.

Facebook Groups for Business in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

Facebook Groups provide a unique opportunity for brands of all sizes to build community, increase brand awareness, generate leads and even increase sales of products or services. You may be a member of a neighborhood or personal Facebook Group.

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Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook

SocialFish

——— My favorite Associations Now author, Ernie Smith, wrote a great article about building community around your most engaged users. Kudos to the Boston Globe for recognizing that creating a community for its most engaged readers is a great tactic.

Facebook Group Updates: Insights, Scheduled Posts and More

Jon Loomer

Facebook is rolling out new features for Group admins that will aid in the management of members and content. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect, and how you might take advantage of these updates… Group Insights. Facebook has provided few details.

How to Find and Ban Members in Facebook Groups

Almost Savvy

Seemingly stealth group members. Today’s post is written specifically for those responsible for managing a Group on Facebook. Facebook Groups don’t get as much buzz as Facebook Profiles (soon to be known as Timelines) and Facebook Pages.

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# I know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! My title is “online community & social media manager.&# Guest post by Maggie McGary.

Facebook Debuts 360 Photos

SocialTimes Facebook

The 360-degree photos promised by Facebook’s Oculus VR virtual reality subsidiary last month have officially arrived. Huang also directed users looking for further information to the Facebook 360 site , the Facebook 360 Community group and the Help Center.

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Why the Changes to LinkedIn Groups are Better for Your Users – and You

SocialFish

LinkedIn groups, I assure you, are not on the brink of going up in flames and burning group owners to the ground in their wake. While we’re at it, Facebook isn’t on its death bed, either. The Changes to LinkedIn Groups Streamline its Top Functions.

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community. Here’s the program outline: WEEK 1: Planning for your community.

Navigating Facebook: The Difference Between Profile, Page and Group

Social Media Citizens

If you’ve ever tooled around Facebook chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. To achieve even mild Facebook success, this is information you must know. Facebook Profile (Home). This personal account (think of it as your FB home) is required before you can move up to pages and groups and is limited to “one per person.” Setting up a second account may violate Facebook’s Terms of Service, which could cause all your profiles to be removed.

Alternative: Facebook Groups App Gone – Sep 2017 – Australia

Laurel Papworth

Dear Students, just a quick note – the Facebook Groups app for Android and iPhone will be gone Sep 1st 2017. The alternative I’ve currently found is to bookmark the hidden groups newsfeed. and in the Facebook main app. fb://groups/gridtab.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Every week, we blog about how to optimize your brand’s social media presence, which tools to use and what the newest updates on the major social networks mean to your brand’s way of engaging with your target group. The Community Managers (CM). The corner stones of community management.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social.

Community management and content creation

Janet Fouts

Community Management Isn’t Content Creation. (go Now, I don’t 100% disagree with him that not all community managers are suited to create content. To tell great stories you have to stop having your community managers produce your content. Community managers?

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Community managers have a challenging job. Following a hilarious video on improving your private life, in which the company introduces guru Fille Güte, Ikea Singapore took to Facebook to launch the Shelf Help Guru Contest.

Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

SocialTimes Facebook

With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted. Instead, many teams find ways to build on top of Facebook’s existing infrastructure in new ways. Readers: What was your favorite Facebook hack of 2016?

The Five Reasons Why Most Facebook Brand Pages Aren’t True Communities

Convince & Convert

What are the defining characteristics of a community? To get to this point, it becomes necessary to define what a community is. According to dictionary.com, a community is. As community managers, it’s our job to manage a brand’s online (and offline) presence.

5 Ways You Can Use Facebook Groups to Benefit Your Blog

ProBlogger

When you think of using Facebook for your blog, what comes to mind? But hang on, didn’t all the conversation move from our blog comments to Facebook? billion people who login to Facebook daily to spend their (on average) 20 minutes. 3 days ago Facebook ticked over the major milestone of 2 billion monthly users , over half of whom use Facebook groups. That’s right, more than 1 billion people are using Facebook groups. Do you close the group?

Meet Joseph Mwakima, the Ultimate Community Manager

Geoff Livingston

In online circles we believe a community manager is someone who cultivates and activates a group or a brand following on a social network. As a Wildlife Works community relations officer , he regularly meets with people engaged in projects throughout the region.

It’s Time to Own Your Social Community

Convince & Convert

The days of the leased social community are fading, and it’s time to re-embrace owned social. Before the rise of MySpace and Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr, the “original” social media was created in the unglamorous yet impactful world of discussion boards and forums.

Building Your Community On Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Building Your Community On Social Media I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional And Review OnLine Earning Opportunities. ? Join The Facebook Group Specially For OnLine Earning Resources Click Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AboutOnlineEarningAndLifestyle/ ?6.

Facebook page, group or profile – what’s better for business?

Absolute PA

Are you representing yourself professionally on Facebook and making the most of the amazing features available? I get asked this question a lot and I see loads of businesses using the wrong option on Facebook so I felt it was important to cover this subject. First off, lets look at the differences between a profile, page and group. Most users on Facebook keep their profiles just for close friends. Do you know what the best option is for your business?

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

Community: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Nurture small niche groups. She’s done a great job using social media to create a very supportive community of donors and fans, so I immediately thought of them when planning the first case study for Open Community.

Two Key Questions for Every Community Manager

SocialFish

Online Community Management is a profession that has seen a huge boom and evolved over these last couple of years. For Community Managers, this has happened fast; we’re still trying to develop key concepts that will help current and future Community Managers do the job.

Facebook Forms Partnership to Create Affordable Housing in Silicon Valley

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is doing its part to help create affordable housing in communities near its headquarters in Menlo Park , Calif. Vice president for public policy and communications Elliot Schrage announced in a Newsroom post Friday that Facebook formed a partnership with community groups, philanthropies and other companies, and the social network made an initial $20 million contribution to that partnership.

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. It’s not like you can just change the password for the account because company pages for Facebook, Linkedin and Google+ are linked to the person’s personal accounts.

Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Agree, Disagree, or Qualify ( ADQ ) is a closed group for open minds dedicated to rigorously testing claims in concert with the values of free expression, eager education, and utmost respect. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. Discussion builds communities. ADQ started as an extension of a Facebook page experiment on my own personal wall.

Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

For many associations, engagement happens exclusively online, and getting an online community to an effective place is a long-term, detailed task. Here at SocialFish, we’re strong advocates of the Open Garden concept and online communities, so we’re always eager to test out new platforms.

Facebook Updates: Target Your Content to Interests and Demographics!

Mindjumpers

Tweet For less than a month ago, we wrote a blog post summing up all of the major changes made by Facebook during 2012. Today, we will give you yet another update on the explosive Facebook developments relevant to Page Admins controlling brand communities on Facebook.

Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! You can follow Jonas on Twitter , Facebook and Linkedin. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? Answers and Flickr but also in other social sites like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Instagram.

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Don’t Listen to the Facebook Fear Mongers – What You Need to Know on Newsfeed Changes 2018 Webinar

Pam Moore

Do not get freaked out over the fear mongering “Facebook for business is doomed” posts! Yes, Facebook is making more changes to the Facebook newsfeed algorithm. This is the same trajectory Facebook has been on for years. This does not mean Facebook is doomed.

8 Best Practices for Collaborative Blog Groups

Kikolani

Sites like these usually have their own private groups for the contributors to the blog, which is definitely a great idea. If you own a blog that has multiple authors, regular contributors, or regular guest bloggers , here are seven ways a private blog group can be utilized for helping strengthen the blog and its community as a whole. This should be the most obvious and important use of a private blog group. If the group is dead (ie., Best Group Platforms.

Best Way To Experience Facebook Group Is Now! - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Why not use the Facebook Group here. We have an active Social Media community at my Facebook Business Page. You can experience / see demonstration of Social Media and Community Management at [link]. With the festive season on and the celebration of New Year is about to begin there are lots of things you need to plan out. It could be an office party, it could be a company throwing a party inviting clients, or it could be family and friends based outing.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community, on Facebook? Unless they go off and create an anti-community such as Dell Hell, alert the Press and continue to pursue their point of view. Law as bullying tactic rarely works, it just incenses the community.

How Much Do You Know About Your Consumers’ Cultural Communities?

Convince & Convert

Social media engagement and community building is such an important piece of growing consumer advocacy. When limited to a certain number of characters, hashtags and emojis give your Tweet, Instagram, or Facebook post emotion, just like using inflection to convey emotion in conversation.

Google+ Communities Yay or Wait and See?

Janet Fouts

I don’t know about you but I’ve gotten more than a dozen invitations to Google+ communities in the last couple of days. In case you’re not aware of what that means, Google+ launched a new feature, Google+ Communities on Dec 6. Better Visibility Than Facebook Pages.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community.

Having a Community Means Having a Brand: Listen to Feedback!

Mindjumpers

Having a community such as a Facebook brand page equals engagement! The key element is not only to promote your brand or a new product launch, because if you had no community, where would your business actually be? How to Uncover Negative Feedback on Your Facebook Page.

7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies

Pamorama

Learn some inventive ways to integrate Facebook into your social media marketing strategy. Every day, businesses are inspired to bring creative marketing ideas to life on Facebook in ways that have a real impact on their bottom line. Results: 71% sales increase from Facebook.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Beat the Street, indeed: Facebook’s third-quarter-2016 financial results exceeded Wall Street’s projections across the board, and the social network now boasts 1.79 billion in the prior-year quarter, and Facebook said ad revenue grew by more than 50 percent in all regions of the globe.