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Facebook(FB): How To Create A Group On Facebook

Updated on September 03, 2012

Facebook Groups And Pages

Facebook groups work just like any other social group member interaction and they are easy to create once logged into your facebook account, but first a little bit about why creating one is important.

Everyone has interests in subjects they know in and out with great detail and so creating a group is like opening up a membership were others who like the same topics could get together and message each other about the topics, therefore having an online debate and discussion about interesting and related subjects.

But this is just one of many possible uses of a facebook group as there is the posibility of using them as a networking tool, to build up future contacts and business prospects and joint ventures, if you was into the business angle of using the group features in this way.

The pages and the groups feature work well combined together as they can promote sub topics under your main group were the pages act like mini topics for the main group subject.

The endless potential for a facebook group is limitless as there are millions of facebook members online now and loads more joining the site every single day, like Myspace it is a great place to network and find others that are interested in the same stuff as you, for business or for friendship online.

Now creating a Facebook group is very easy.

All you need is a Facebook account and it's a good idea to build up your profile page there first, before creating a group, people will always look at the profile of someone first before deciding to join a group as it backs up the notion to join a related group.

Then look for the + create a group button, this should be under application settings and once you have clicked to create a group you come to a page that helps to set up your group, the group name, group description and the groups category all are required so enter them there, but the rest on the form fields on that page are not inmportant such as email and city/town, just leave these blank.

Click the blue button that says Create Group

Now you'll be brought to the next step in setting up your Facebook group, the first part is uploading a photo that will be your grous avatar and one that will be associated with your group. Once you have a good photo to add check the box above the upload button to certify that your photo is yours and doesn't vilate copyright etc, then click the upload button.

In the next box, you ave the option of adding your website if it's related which it should be to what ever your group is going to be about, because you want to direct some traffic your way to your website.

All the check boxes you are presented with I would leave them all checked and the options like members adding photos,videos and links I would leave checked or enabled because you want to add a gret deal of interactivity to your group or what's the point.

Acces to your group could be one of three depending on the circumstances to which you need to have the group

Open - This is the one you want, when you have the group up and ready to accept new members they can join instantly and can see all the parts of your group

Closed - This is so the admin of the group can view requests for new members to join and accept or reject them.

Secret - A useful option if you need to gather some good content first before you open your group, no one can see it while it is secret.

Now go to save, a box will appear that says you can publish, click publish!

Your group is now finished depending on one of the three options you entered in your set up.

Now lets go over what you can add to your facebook group.

Links - Adding useful and related links to your group is easy and this is important as you want to provide value to your members when they join and having somewhere to go within your group just provides a sticky point for your group, make your links highly relevant and useful.

Videos - Also the same applies to videos, the most useful and engaging videos works the best, humourous, instructional, news, insightful and any other video type can be created and uploaded, so try lots of variations.

Photos - Photos related to your sites content work quite well too and these could be tied into your links and videos and provide insights into you or some area that your group relates to.

Now when you go to your groups home page, you will have your photo as the first member of the group and then a section called the discussion board and the wall, which anyone could write anything in, but this is mainly for you to add any updates and other useful stuff, but later on this will be your communication area, where you will be kept up to date by all the other members that join your group who choose to bring discussions to you either by the board or the wall.

The only thing with groups is, you have to keep updating them and keep active in them or else people will get bored and not come back, so the trick is to be just yourself, be polite and friendly and reply to anyone who leaves a link or photo or a wall comment.

Below your groups picture you have a few options to edit your group and other features, lets go through each of them!

Message all members - This is exactly what it says, you can keep people updated with what's going on with your group with a simple message, you could have events going on, or a newsletter or something else of great importance for your group to announce, so do it here!

Promote Group with an ad - This is where you can create a facebook ad, of course you have to pay for this, but it could be worth doing later down the road if you are serious about building up your group, a little paid promotion works wonders every now and then.

Edit Group - This is your option to change or add things to the group, mainly the name and description of your group and your group picture, also you can make members into officers within your group which mainly means adding labels to your best contributors in your group.

Edit Members - This is your chance to edit the members that you have and you can locate any one member here, get rid of the idiots and generally an admin area for the members fo your group.

Invite People To Join - You can invite others to join, maybe you have facebook friends elsewhere who may be interested in your group, this is your chance to invite them here.

Create Related Event - Here you can create a related event that may be of interest to anyone else, maybe you've organized a get together in person at a selected venue or an online video chat or something that relates to your group, this is the option to announce it directly to your group members all in one with specific dates and times.

Leave Group - This only applies to others really so don't click it!

Share + - You can email or send group stuff to your profil on facebook which makes it helpful to reach a wider audience, only if you have related contacts in your groups subject.

And there we have it really, making a Facebook group is very easy and one that shouldn't be stressed over, just remember to build interactivity into your groups and make them a place to go for your topic, also you could create other related sub topic groups and link them all together, making your facebook group become a super group on a topic with lots of other topics under your main one.

Facebook pages could also be added within your group for extra in depth niche marketing and group interaction.

Good luck with your Facebook groupies!!

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      Hazel Paoletti 3 years ago

      [quote]8192 characters left.[/quote] You suggested that effectively!.

      Truly a lot of good advice!

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      Pilato FAM 3 years ago

      We are from MBEX.

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      guicaawailt 4 years ago

      When i accustomed to get high on life yet recently We have developed an amount of resistance.

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      meena 4 years ago

      hi dis is meena do u want 2 be my friend

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      purplebee 4 years ago

      How do i go about reactivating a group i closed by mistake i was dmin and creator

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      Wayne Tully 4 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I'll have to update this with the timeline information but if I do so will they implement another change? I like the timeline, it's quite good especially the cover image you can place right at the top of your profile

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      jerseys4kids.com 4 years ago from Vancouver / Bangkok

      What about timeline? Not very popular with users .. a lot of people pissed off. Does Facebook know what they are doing?

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      kishawon 5 years ago

      very enjoable

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      tarikukassa@gmail.com 5 years ago

      whe i try to find friends,trying to sign up & trying to play &trying to communicate with others the computers proxxy says not allowed. how i can correct this problm?

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      Abner 5 years ago

      Love it!!

      To the point, articulate, and interesting.

      Thanks

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      Wayne Tully 5 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Don't know? Depends if your friends are into what's in your group or if it's targeted content too?!

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      Ronald 5 years ago

      How do you transfer names from your "Friends" into your own "Group" other than one by one on search....???

      Thanks

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      Fabulous 5 years ago

      How can i create a group on facebook

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      KAMAL NISHCHAL 5 years ago

      sir,can u tell me how to add chat at facebook group? cause my group chat was gone... if i type something @chat group will show this notice (ur group offline)...give me some solution plz! thx before

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      Vansh 5 years ago

      Fu*k

      all i need is u

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      Neeil 5 years ago

      Hey add me

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      David buchabambona 5 years ago

      Nice info, but i am not yet create a group

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      smartrich22 5 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

      Nice tutorial about to create group on facebook.. which is good to market all the product / aim of my bussiness..Lol :D

      Thanks

      - Yana

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      4ever29 5 years ago

      I created an OPEN group but it is still requiring me to ADD people that are requesting to join. What other settings do I need to check so that I don't have to allow each person to join?

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      sudharshan 6 years ago

      join me also please

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      Shiplu 6 years ago

      I love you

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      TIME-TO-LIVE 6 years ago from SOUTH CAROLINA.

      THERE ARE A LOT OF PLACES TO LEARN STUFF LIKE THIS, BUT IN HUB,S LIKE THIS WHERE IT IS PRESENTED IN EASY TO UNDERSTAND FORMAT, IT IS MORE ENJOYABLE. THANKS FOR THIS HUB

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      rudz 6 years ago

      sir,can u tell me how to add chat at facebook group? cause my group chat was gone... if i type something @chat group will show this notice (ur group offline)...give me some solution plz! thx before

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      They might only appear for certain browsers, either that or they've gone on holiday.....will look into this....

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      Andy 6 years ago

      When you get to the part that says, "Now go to save, a box will appear that says you can publish, click publish!" Where is the save button? I don't see a save or publish button. WHere are they?

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      discoverneil 6 years ago from Phila, PA

      Thanks a lot for the post Wayne. I just got a question from a partner who is interested in setting up a group or fanpage. This really helps out and will most certainly be shared. I look forward to sharing with you in the future. Stay Blessed.

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Er....? Hi Stuart! Glad you like stuff!

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      Stuart Beaumont  6 years ago

      Hi My Name IS Stuart Beaumont From Manchester I Like

      Talk About Dance Syndrome And Been Thre For Whole New

      And The Person Who Runs IT Jen Blackwell And She Runs Dance Compeny About Dance Syndrome In A Group And I Like

      Going Thare And ALSO My Dance Friend Called Diana She Comes From Australia Some Time All My Love Stuart

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      As above...

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      Fss 6 years ago

      Facebook pagee username??

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Try adding a facebook page username instead to your group as an admin, you do have to have 25 members or fans to access it though.....

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      falt007 6 years ago

      Waynet,

      Did you find a answer to jonny's questions? I am having the same problem. Our book club created a group, which I am the admin any book club posts look like they are coming from me. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

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      kene,enugu,nigeria 6 years ago

      thanks you,man. now i have created one. ups|

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I'll have to look into this one jonny, will check back soon with an answer!

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      jonny 6 years ago

      i have created a group and want to post on the wall as the group9admin) but can only post as me(jonny) any sugestions thanks

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Katiem2!

      Groups are very useful for Facebook promotions.

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      waynet, The How to Create A Group On facebook is a very helpful hub with tons of great information that will save us all a lot of time, thanks for all your leg work! Peace :)

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      Tipu 7 years ago

      Facebook is the biggest frnd network in the world.

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Thanks mrbill15

      Sometimes buttons you want to find take some time to find on some sites.

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      mrbill15 7 years ago from Cave Creek

      I spend an hour looking for Then look for the + create a group button, this should be under application settings ...and have not found it I must be real stupid.

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      It sure is worth it, especially creating a page or two that you could direct your group members to from within your facebook account.

      Cheers Brimancandy

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      Brian 7 years ago from Northern Michigan

      I have seen a lot of hubs, and Yours are the best I have seen so far. Very informative and interesting. I'm not sure how a group I would create at Facebook would do. But it's certainly worth a shot!

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago

      Yes it is a good thing facebook groups as they can build yourself an online presence for free, but you do have to promote them together with facebook pages!!

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      KP 7 years ago

      Thank you, I could not find that group create button until I read yours "how to".

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Your welcome Bamboo Frog!

      I am writing one about the use of your Facebook Profile too which might go well with this one about Groups for Facebook!

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      Bamboo Frog 7 years ago from The Rainforest

      This was such a great article! I can put this to use right away. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and knowledge!

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Your welcome! heysmarty0!

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      heysmarty0 7 years ago

      I was unable to figure out how to create a group, thanks for this great hub ! :)

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers! I am writing a facebook profile hubpage too, which will be published in a day or two...

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      skmania 7 years ago

      good info........waynet

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Ewealthguide!

      It might be a good idea to start groups anywhere you can too to gather new recruits from different sources too and link to them all.

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      EWealthGuide 7 years ago from Vancouver

      Hey Waynet, GREAT info. Just what I was looking for, now I can go create a Group and know what I'm doing!

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      eunice 7 years ago

      thanx for the info

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      chuckthomas5453 7 years ago

      Thanks for this article. It really helped me.

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yep, Facebook groups are best when you need to direct a targeted group of contacts to a place you have created and brought them there...

      Cheers for your comments Askjanbrass and mailxpress.

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      Michelle Cesare 7 years ago from New York

      Hi,

      I've been nervous about creating a Facebook account for some time now but after reading your Hub and followed your instructions on how to create one, I just finished creating my Facebook account. Your instructions are great. When I become very good at it I too will write a Hub about my experience.

      mailxpress

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      askjanbrass 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I've been invited to groups; now I know how to set one up - thanks!

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Facebook is great with groups as it is almost like an extra of a standard Facebook account where you can network with people who have joined your group anyway, so they are wanting to hear from you and what you want to deliver content wise....just remember not to overdo it with messages and the like as people could leave the group if they get too many notifications for this and that

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      mwaky 7 years ago

      Nice hub! men! This will really help me on promoting my biz!

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yes they are Ultimate Hubber

      With Facebook groups you can do a lot of focused and targeted networking with whoever joins your group and is interested in your groups content and group spirit as a whole...it's worth thinking about as one more place to build your network up for when you need it (maybe when you launch a product or affiliate promotion of your own, they could be more receptive of the idea of purchasing if they have a group to discuss things over...)

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      I don't use FaceBook but your hub explains a lot and groups seem to be useful.

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Rickyracer!

      There is a lot you can do with a facebook group...like organise events and promote launched products and so on...

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      rickyracer 7 years ago

      great hub great advise, thanks. Never realized that you could do this on FB.

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Your welcome Gennifer!

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      Gennifer 7 years ago from Minsk, Belarus

      thank you for a great hub! I've really helped me!

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Hi Paul, there are many ways to get in touch with your friends about your group, you can write on each friends wall separately or private message them, once they are in your group any messages and other wall stuff you put on your group, they will get notified if they accept notifications...

      As a side note I wouldn't just limit the promotion of your group to just your facebook friends, as you want to cast the net far and wide if you want to make a success of your group, so write a blog about it, your groups topic and other webpages that all direct to your group, takes a bit of work, but it is far easier to network online than offline in my opinion.

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      Paul  7 years ago

      Hi Waynet. I have recently created a group and i'm looking for the best way to get people to see it. I have approx. 180 friends. How do I arrange that all of my friends friends will see it or join?

      thanks

      Paul

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      DEBBIE PETERSON 7 years ago

      great info

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      creativeMind 7 years ago from Cochin

      good hub... hav to try it out .

      keep writing

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Good Good! Rice Pud! Good luck with it!!

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      No1beautytips 7 years ago

      i am alreay on facebook i try that thanks

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Aya Katz!

      Good Luck With your facebook group!!

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      Aya Katz 7 years ago from The Ozarks

      Waynet, thanks! This looks really doable.

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Whoever creates the group has that sort of admin control, although you can create officers of certain members within your group, but it is only the owner of the group that can generally do this, you can assign a unique title for each member admin you add....such as supreme contributor or some other title that fits the member.

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      Aya Katz 7 years ago from The Ozarks

      Waynet, who controls who else can join the group? Is it a decision made collectively by all group members or just by the person who started the group?

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I like the features too about networking and receiving more traffic, it certainly is something to build over the long term. You never ever know when you might need a network for product launches and the like.

      Cheers Dawei888!

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      dawei888 7 years ago

      Wonderful hub - Facebook groups are a wonderful way of getting more traffic! Cheers, Dawei888 :-)

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I'm glad that this facebook article has been useful as the groups and the facebook pages work quite well together and should be used by those who need to build their own networks of people in whatever subject that they must.

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      MattRosen 7 years ago

      Perfect advice. Just what I was looking for. I will print this out, and creat a group right away Thanks,

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Om Paramapoonya!

      Facebook groups are great to build small communities...so good luck my friend!

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      Om Paramapoonya 7 years ago

      Nice! I will create my own group on FB soon....not sure what kind of group it would be though =)

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Lisalomas, Design Diva & Johnb0127!

      Making or creating a group is worth doing anywhere you can, as it builds a base of operations for your own interests and quite possible Facebook can make you famous in your niche.

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      johnb0127 7 years ago from TX

      Great hub! Very detailed and helpful. Everyone join my group, HubPages Post and Chat!

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      Brenda Cox 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the great useful information as I wasn't sure exactly how to do this.

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      lisalomas 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Its great to find practical resources in Social Media, thanks.

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Excellent prasetio30 and Jerilee Wei! Glad you found it useful, because I thought it would be as I had to search for the create a group link myself and so I thought I would write a hubpage on it, so that others can just follow it to make a group of their own.

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      Jerilee Wei 7 years ago from United States

      I love this kind of hub because it helps me (a senior citizen) understand this stuff so much easier.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks for great hub, it help me to maintanance my facebook.

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Well facebook is a great tool for promoting websites and blogs and this is something that I know a bit about as I have lots of online real estate scattered about all over the place..Glad you found it helpful Robert!!

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      robertsloan2 7 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Thanks for a good informative article. You've given me some good ideas with this, especially about tying it to my website and using my site topic for a group topic. Could be a cool way to stir even more interest in oil pastels!

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Thanks Julie!

      I'm getting used to the Google toolbar now and when you type certain searches in your browser search bar it comes up with the top related searches that are being searched now!! Which is just fantastic as I have found loads of how to draw this and that searches so far that people want to find and plus it is quite busy writing these articles as you well know!!

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      Julie-Ann Amos 7 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      Great hub - always wanted to know how to do this!

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