How To Join Facebook Groups Create your Own Group

Facebook Groups

Facebook is amazing for the amount of groups that people all over the world have created.

There really is every conceivable subject that has many groups on the internet no matter how obscure. Whatever the subjects you write about you will find people who want to read about them here.

Facebook Groups
Facebook Groups

How to Search for Facebook Groups

Step by step instructions

  • Sign up for a new Facebook Account.
  • Go to Groups on the left of your home Page.
  • When you click on it you will see the search option for Groups on top.
  • Type in the subject of the groups you are looking for, we will say Aspergers Syndrome.
  • A drop down menu will appear with the four top results.

These are usually PAGES and not groups because they always have the most members. They are no good for your purpose because they do not allow you to post links.

  • Go to the bottom of the drop down box that says See more results for Aspergers Syndrome. On the left you will have a few choices click on Groups.
  • This will bring up ONLY the groups and eliminate the Pages.

You will see a page of ten groups specifically about your subject. This is only the first page. When you scroll down you will see an arrow and this will bring you to the next page and more groups.

You can enter whichever group that looks interesting by clicking on the link with the name. I have learnt that it is best to look at the most recent five posts on the group’s home page. If these posts were put there the day before or that day then it means the members are active which is what you want.

If you see the last post has a date that is weeks old then don’t bother to join even if the members figure is high. There is no point if the group is dead and has no one visiting.

  • If you like what you see then click the join group on the top.
  • Always use the BACK button to return to the list of groups otherwise you will have to start again!

Advantages

The people in these special interest groups are there because they are interested in a particular subject and want to connect and share with like minded people all over the world.

This way you will also be getting free targeted traffic to your blogs, websites and articles and enjoying new friends with the same interests.

Recipes

I love cooking and have therefore written quite a few recipes. There are thousands of Facebook groups that have people who love cooking and sharing their recipes.

The ones I have joined are always quite active and people will try these new recipes and report back to the group.

Writing Online
Writing Online

New Account

What I have done is open a separate account under a different name. This is for my writing activities.

Do not join groups from your personal Facebook account. Your posts and comments are there for all to see.

By doing this you are able to post your comments, advice and articles in private.

This gives you the choice of not letting your family, friends, workmates etc reading everything you say and knowing every aspect of the inner workings of your mind.

Recipes and Cooking Groups

I have found better results and interaction when I join a specific group rather than a broader subject. If you are a writer of recipes for instance then join groups that suit your kind of niche.

I love my meat so most of my recipes include it. Not much use posting these recipes to a group where half of the readers are vegetarians. This principal works the other way too.

There are specific groups for vegetarians, vegans, meat lovers, raw food, healthy recipes etc. What ever your hubs specialize in then only join the groups where you have like minded people to share with.

Be Specific

If you choose the groups carefully at the outset then you will have a group of like minded people who are really interested in the subject of your articles.

They get a well written and informative article about the subject and you get more readers. You all get the added advantage of sharing your knowledge and passion about that particular subject.

Everybody wins.

Recipe Articles
Recipe Articles

How To Create a Group on Facebook

You can create a Group on Facebook yourself on any subject that will attract people who share your interests. .

It is best to have one interest for each Group you create.

  • On the left of your Facebook Homepage find the word 'Groups'
  • Click on this and then on 'Create Groups'.
  • Then click on 'Create New Group'
  • Add your New Facebook Group Name,

if you want people to find you when they do a Facebook Groups Search then use keywords when creating your name

You can invite your friends to join your new Group from here too.

  • Set your Privacy Settings - Which should be Public and then click 'Create'

You have now created your own group on Facebook

Regular Posts

Become active within the group and get known by the other members.

It is also a good idea to open a new Gmail email account for these particular subject groups. That way when someone posts a comment you will be notified and you can then reply.

There is nothing worse for someone writing a comment on a Facebook wall and being ignored.

By joining on the subjects you are interested in you connect with like minded people. It truly is an easy and quick way to attract an interested group of readers to your writing.

It works for me.

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K9keystrokes 6 years ago from Northern, California

What a great idea, and helpful when trying to target traffic usiing facebook groups. Thanks for an informative read.

K9


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johnyater 6 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

I never thought of using facebook for anything. Ingenious!


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks for stopping by K9keystrokes. Yes it is really useful for getting those articles seen and read by the people who have a special interest in the subject.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Hello johnyater thanks for reading. Yes the specific Facebook groups really are worth joining. You have an outlet to chat about your interest and you get people to read your articles, everyone wins.


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Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

Great idea!


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LeanMan 6 years ago from At the Gemba

Some good ideas about facebook, I have avoided it as too many friends and family on there..


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lisabeaman 6 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

Great idea!! I use my own facebook a little bit - I don't want to overwhelm my friends w/ shameless plugs. I also posted a hub about a topic on a certain organization's page (that got a good response), but I never thought about starting my own group or joining one for this purpose. Hmmm... something to think about. Thanks!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, what a good idea! I use it for posting my stories and having a chat, but never thought of groups! great info, cheers nell


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2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

This is an interesting idea, and we have voted your hub up.

When we started our website we both joined Facebook as a way to promote that site, but sort of got side tracked. In the first few months we wasted a lot of time.

Your idea is much more focussed and sounds worth a try.


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sanathara 5 years ago

It's truly useful.Liked the idea of opening separate Facebook account.Voted for 'Useful', 'Interesting' and 'Awesome'.


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Daniella Lopez 5 years ago from Arkansas

This is such a great hub! I would have never thought to join FB groups for more traffic. Voted up!


sherioz 5 years ago

I like this idea and I was wondering if you use your real photo for these different fb groups.


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viking305 5 years ago from Ireland Author

Thank you everyone for reading and taking the time to comment.

I use a different name and scenery photo for the new account. I like to keep my writing private from family and friends. It also gives me the freedom to be honest and write what I like!


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Thailand

A very useful suggestion for getting lots of free traffic. I'll have to try this when I have more free time.

Sharing, up and useful.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great hub! I'm one of the last dinosaur that hasn't joined 'Facebook' but hoping to in the near future so I can get more traffic.

Voted useful

John


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and useful. Thanks for the great advice. I'm already on FB and in groups will see how things go from there. Sharing with my followers.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Really good ideas. Glad you shared them. I'm looking for more traffic, so I will start using some of your tips.


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uzma shaheen 4 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

very interesting and useful advice. my traffic is very low and always look for ways to increase it.thank you very much for sharing it/

i am sharing this hub.


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Amber522 4 years ago

I will definitely be using the advice you gave in this hub. Facebook can be a very powerful tool to promote hubs. Just about everyone has a Facebook these days.

Voted up and sharing!


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viking305 22 months ago from Ireland Author

Yes joining Facebook groups in your particular area of writing does get a lot of traffic.

Thank you everyone for taking the time to leave a comment and the shares

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