The Power of Facebook Groups: Tips for Strengthening Your Business

Ignite Social Media

Since early last year, Facebook has been putting more emphasis on groups within its platform. This focus stemmed from users wanting to have more of a community feel around topics and interests they care about. Why Facebook Groups Are Important. Group Topics.

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Tips for Executing LinkedIn Groups

Ignite Social Media

Social media groups have become a popular way for communities to stay connected, and with the rise of branded Facebook Groups and LinkedIn Groups (along with new features), brands have new opportunities to connect with their audiences. LinkedIn, the leading social media network for professionals to connect, currently has over two million groups on their platform. Laying The Framework for Your LinkedIn Group. will get users removed from the group.

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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. Have you ever thought about how you can tap into the power of Facebook Groups to grow your business? Or maybe you have a Facebook business Group but it's not delivering any value for your business.

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How to Use Facebook Groups to Grow Your Business

Later

Facebook Groups are an effective way to create a community, drive engagement, and improve customer relations for your brand or business. While Facebook Pages can sometimes feel like a one-way channel for brands to share updates, Facebook Groups are a space for users to connect and communicate with like-minded people about shared interests. Ready to build a successful Facebook Group for your business? What are Facebook Groups. How to Set Up a Facebook Group.

How to Strategically Post to Facebook Groups with Agorapulse

agora pulse

Do you manage Facebook groups for your clients? If so, consider using Agorapulse to post to Facebook groups and save time and energy. Whether your Facebook Group is just getting started or is well established, you can post to it via Agorapulse. A lively, engaged group.

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How to Unlock New Opportunities with Facebook Groups Using the Branded Content Tool

Ignite Social Media

Over 1 billion people use Facebook Groups, engaging in more personal or niche communities related to their interests. As Groups continue to grow, Facebook looks to identify ways in which brands can tap into these passionate communities to further drive advocacy and business goals.

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Facebook is Running New Workshops to Help Group Admins Manage Their Communities Amid COVID-19

Social Media Today

Facebook is running a series of online workshops to help group admins in managing their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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Tips and Best Practices for Enhancing Your Social Media Community

Ignite Social Media

2020 has created many challenges for the average person, but it may have created even more challenges for social media community managers across the nation. The Importance of Community Management. 5 Tips for Enhancing Your Social Community.

Facebook Announces New Groups Features, Including Automated Moderation Tools and New Engagement Options

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced a range of new groups features at its latest Communities Summit event

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Steal These Facebook Group Community Management Tips: Expert Roundup

agora pulse

Managing a bustling Facebook group isn’t always easy. Whether you are struggling to keep your Facebook group alive or to keep people engaged, managing your Facebook community takes a very particular set of skills. That’s why we reached out to some experienced (and brilliant) Facebook group community management pros and asked them to share their secrets. Using hashtags to generate community engagement is nothing new.

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Steal These Facebook Group Community Management Tips: Expert Roundup

agora pulse

Managing a bustling Facebook group isn’t always easy. Whether you are struggling to keep your Facebook group alive or to keep people engaged, managing your Facebook community takes a very particular set of skills. That’s why we reached out to some experienced (and brilliant) Facebook group community management pros and asked them to share their secrets. Using hashtags to generate community engagement is nothing new.

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How to Use Facebook Groups for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

As a business, you’re trying to build a community of people who share a similar passion for your brand or the products/services you provide. While Facebook Groups have been known more commonly for personal use, new brand opportunities are arising on the platform which give businesses the ability to use groups as a more constructive tool. Group Opportunities. Are you currently part of any groups on Facebook? doesn’t mean the group needs to be XYZ Company’s fans.

5 Facebook Group Features You May Not Know About (But Should)

agora pulse

These Facebook Group features can offer enormous value to your audience and visibility to your brand—and you may not even know they exist! Facebook groups are a cornerstone of social media marketing. They give you the opportunity to form exclusive groups and establish tight-knit communities centered on your brand. Group content will automatically show up higher in members’ feeds than most other types of posts. To do this, go to “edit group settings.”

The New Facebook Groups Explained

Mindjumpers

New changes are constantly being made, so I’m going to try and sort out the confusion a bit by explaining how to use the new groups. First of all, the new groups differ a lot from the groups that we have known so far. Many brands have been unsure whether to create a groups or a page, but the differences are getting more distinct: The groups work better for internal communication and to stay connected to a group of people you need to communicate with.

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Become the Pied Piper of Community Building

Waxing UnLyrical

Communities have been around for centuries, however online communities have only been around for a few decades. According to Computerworld the first “online community” came about in 1973 when Talkomatic for the PLATO time-sharing system released a text-based group chat. One thing that all of these have in common is the notion of community building. So how can you, as a communications professional, leverage the power of community building for your brand?

Join Us for Our “Facebook Groups for Brands” Webinar

Ignite Social Media

There are new opportunities within Facebook Groups for brands; however, Groups aren’t a fit for every brand. The post Join Us for Our “Facebook Groups for Brands” Webinar appeared first on Ignite Social Media Agency. Facebook Marketing Webinars Facebook Groups facebook groups for brands Facebook Groups News Facebook Groups Webinar Social Media Agency social media companies social media marketing companies

Change: Pages Can Join Facebook Groups

Jon Loomer

In a change that could have a signficant impact, Pages can now join Facebook groups. If you are a group moderator, you should think about whether you want this to be the new normal. Let’s take a closer look at the announcement, what it means for your Facebook groups, and what you can do about it. On February 7, Facebook wrote an announcement about changes coming to messaging and groups for businesses. But until now, other Pages couldn’t join the group.

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How to Strategically Post to Facebook Groups with Agorapulse

agora pulse

You can now post to Facebook Groups with Agorapulse. This is a big deal for any Facebook group manager who wants to be more strategic and effective in the way that they use their group. As the manager of several Facebook groups, this feature helps me further streamline my work. Rather than needing to manage my pages in Agorapulse, and then log into Facebook to post my content in my groups, I can now do it all in one place. Queue categories is perfect for groups.

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Keep Your Facebook Group Fresh and Active With These Five Tips

agora pulse

Facebook Groups can offer exceptional benefits, but you need to nurture your community to get them! Check out these five tips to keep your Facebook Group engaged and thriving. Facebook Groups are a sure-fire way to build your community, allowing you to establish stronger relationships with clients and offering them more value regularly. However, Facebook groups can be a little tricky to manage. Engage Facebook Group Members with Short-Term Challenges.

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Facebook Adds New Groups Features, Including Expansion of Mentorships

Social Media Today

As part of its latest Communities Summit, Facebook has unveiled a new list of updates for groups

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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. And more than 100 million people see Groups as the most important part of their experience on Facebook. Facebook Groups are the place to connect with other like-minded people and are becoming increasingly important for brands and businesses aiming to cultivate a community.

Keep Your Facebook Group Fresh and Active With These Five Tips

agora pulse

Facebook Groups can offer exceptional benefits, but you need to nurture your community to get them! Check out these five tips to keep your Facebook Group engaged and thriving. Facebook Groups are a sure-fire way to build your community, allowing you to establish stronger relationships with clients and offering them more value regularly. However, Facebook groups can be a little tricky to manage. Engage Facebook Group Members with Short-Term Challenges.

Podcasts and Facebook Groups Are the New Community Levers

Convince & Convert

One of the ways Social Fresh connects its members is through Facebook Groups surrounding the conference. Jason chose Facebook because while LinkedIn Groups are great and accomplish similar goals, Social Fresh doesn’t have the bandwidth to run both. Facebook Groups have always been an important part of the conference, but they’ve recently adjusted their strategy. Now, the groups will be deleted a few months after the conference.

Using Livestreaming to Grow Your Brand, Community, & Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

Over the past two years, I have significantly grown my online community through the power of livestreaming and video content. In this article, I will share three specific ways that livestreaming has helped me grow my community. I rely heavily on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook (Facebook Groups), Instagram, LinkedIn and livestreaming to teach my classes. How is your video content serving your community? Community community building Livestreaming

5 Facebook Group Features You May Not Know About (But Should)

agora pulse

These Facebook Group features can offer enormous value to your audience and visibility to your brand—and you may not even know they exist! Facebook groups are a cornerstone of social media marketing. They give you the opportunity to form exclusive groups and establish tight-knit communities centered on your brand. Group content will automatically show up higher in members’ feeds than most other types of posts. To do this, go to “edit group settings.”

How to Attract More People to Your Facebook Group

agora pulse

A Facebook Group is a fantastic tool for building community—when people are regularly showing up. But what can you do if no one is joining your Facebook Group? Having people join your Facebook Group can be challenging. First, you’ll need to make sure your group is set up the right way to attract the people you want into your group. Name Your Facebook Group for Success. A good Facebook Group name will … Be consistent with your branding.

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Facebook Tests 'Suggested Moderators' to Help with Group Administration

Social Media Today

Facebook is testing out another option to increase group usage, suggesting moderators to help manage your communities

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How to Attract More People to Your Facebook Group

agora pulse

A Facebook Group is a fantastic tool for building community—when people are regularly showing up. But what can you do if no one is joining your Facebook Group? Having people join your Facebook Group can be challenging. First, you’ll need to make sure your group is set up the right way to attract the people you want into your group. Name Your Facebook Group for Success. A good Facebook Group name will … Be consistent with your branding.

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What’s wrong with online community today?

Janet Fouts

If you know me, you know that community has always been the backbone of my work, and the foundation of my business. When we look at what we dream online communities could be, we wanted: For them to be for us, whoever we are and whatever we believe. We wanted online communities to be a reflection of our personalities and a place for personal expression. It makes me so sad that online communities have become a place for venting our frustration and using it as a weapon.

Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. But community is a funny thing; you’re either all in, or you’re out. So that kept me thinking about how one puts the “we” in any community forum, as well as how one sustains it.

Top 9 LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Groups

Firebelly

Here is a list of my nine favorite LinkedIn social media marketing groups that I think you’ll enjoy too. Description: This is the largest and most active social media marketing group on LinkedIn and it includes 20 subgroups for special interests. It is intended for interactive advertising and marketing professionals who are actively engaged in social media and community-oriented websites around the world. Group size: 999,929 members. Group size: 50,858 members.

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Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising

Waxing UnLyrical

Community fundraising goes beyond raising funds for a specific cause. It provides an opportunity to improve an entire community through the efforts of the fundraiser. Here’s one example of an organization that’s clearly been successful through their community fundraising efforts. Leading by example, Boys to Men helps the whole San Diego community through its singular cause. “We Community, which we are going away from, is so important to our program.

Yahoo Groups Shutting Down December 14, 2019

Bill Hartzer

Yahoo Groups is shutting down. On October 21, 2019 they will lock down Yahoo Groups so that no one can upload any more content. I have been getting used to Google shutting down services such as Google Plus and Google Bulletin , and even certain Google Groups. Google Groups are still alive and well, and they do get plenty of posts (especially the Google Webmaster group, the Google Webmaster community ). What Will Happen to Yahoo Groups?

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LinkedIn Groups: Be S.M.A.R.T.

Myrland Marketing

There is a lot of discussion about whether or not LinkedIn groups are fertile networking grounds. million groups, and 8,000 new ones being created every week, there is certainly opportunity in our midst, isn''t there? I am seeing an increase in conversation in a few of the groups I am in, which is great. PROCESS FOR GROUP INVOLVEMENT. I want you to use groups on LinkedIn. In order to make the best use of your time in groups, I''ve come up with the S.M.A.R.T.

Facebook Outlines the Next Elements in its Free Group Admin Education Series

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced an expansion of its Community Education series, designed to help Facebook group admins maximize community engagement

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. One primary complaint from Facebook group admins has been the lack of any access to metrics regarding the activity of members. Group Insights will give admins access to real-time metrics around growth and post engagement.

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Facebook Groups: Privacy Bait and Switch?

Almost Savvy

Some friends and I took the new Facebook Groups for a test-drive to find out. New Groups. After I had finished writing several hundred words about the pros and cons of the new group functionality and interface, I sat back and realized there was one big con staring at me. First, it is important to know that these new Facebook Groups will be the only Facebook Groups. Groups already in existence will remain as they are, at least for the moment.

Create Brand Value Through Local Community Management

Mindjumpers

The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson. Mindjumpers Network is a global network of local country community managers enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value.

“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! But there seems to be a lot of cofusion both on the part of employers and job candidates, and a lot of jobs that actually entail managing a company’s social media marketing efforts are being billed as community management positions. The whole concept of online community is evolving.

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. The last claim I ever posted there suggested that ADQ should have its own group.