How Facebook Groups Increased My Blog Traffic

The Internet is a wonderful place filled with vast amounts of information. I feel like everyday I learn something new about blogging. This can be incredibly exciting and fun, but it can also become overwhelming. Everybody has their own plan to make their blog become uber successful, and often times they share their tips! It’s hard to decide what will work best for you and your blog amongst all of the information.

How Facebook Groups Work

One thing that, in my humble opinion, will help everyone in their blogging endeavors, is joining Facebook groups. I spoke a bit about them in a recent post about what I’ve learned about blogging, but I felt like they deserved their own post. Facebook groups have improved my blog traffic by leaps and bounds, and I wish I knew about them sooner.

Every group has different rules in terms of what you can and cannot post and share. All the groups I’m a part of have several administrators who run the group and make sure everyone is following the rules. Every day new threads are posted, providing opportunities to share your latest blog post, a pin you want re-pinned, your Instagram account, and so on and so forth. Once you share something, you’re usually required to interact with “X” amount of people’s posts. It’s a give and take relationship that will greatly benefit your blog.

How My Blog Traffic Improved

Blog traffic statistics

I joined my first Facebook group on April 1st, and look at how my traffic jumped from March to April! And now we’re halfway through the month of May and my blog traffic has already surpassed the total number of views for April. This is all thanks to sharing my posts, Instagram photos, and various social media pages on threads.

I’m hoping the increase in traffic is a trend that continues, as it finally feels like my hard work is starting to pay off. I’m also seeing some other perks come from the spike in traffic. My mailing list is starting to see some growth (though still not much), and my Instagram is starting to take off as well! I’m also starting to utilize Pinterest and gain a following over there. All this just by interacting with fellow bloggers on Facebook and gaining blog traffic!

So What Facebook Groups Can You Join?

I’ve joined six Facebook groups, all which offer opportunities to share and ask questions. All the groups require you to request to join, and once you do so you should have access to the group within a few days! Some have opportunities to share daily, others offer the chance to share a few times a week. Each group is helpful and useful in it’s own way, so I highly recommend taking the time to look at each of them.

  • Grow Your Blog – Daily comment threads, daily threads for social media shares (FB, Twitter, Pinterest, G+), monthly & quarterly Follow for Follow Threads, an open forum for blog discussions
  • Bloggers Supporting Bloggers – This one’s for any type of blog, not just beauty! Monday – Recent post thread
    Tuesday – Facebook Wednesday – Different thread every week Thursday -Twitter Friday – Instagram Saturday – Different thread every week Sunday – Blogger of the Week
  • Beauty Bloggers Forum – One of my favorite groups for blogging! Leah, the admin and creator, is so nice and supportive. She even runs a weekly photo contest on Instagram, providing you the chance to be featured. Here’s the schedule: Monday: Instagram Tuesday: Facebook Wednesday: Blog & YouTube Follow Thursday: Twitter Friday: Blog Favor Saturday: Pinterest
  • SIT Girls Facebook Group – particularly great for asking about ANY blogging issue you may need help with. With over 15,000 members, someone always has an answer
  • BTR  – Blogger’s + Instagram Community – Offers daily opportunities to share blog posts, social media posts, and ask for favors.
  • Beauty Bloggers Circle – Beauty Bloggers group that offers weekly threads to share your blog posts

Part of a Facebook group that I didn’t mention? Tell us about it in the comments!

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This is so helpful! Thank you for sharing these groups. Growing a blog is hard, but I like the challenge. Beautiful blog!

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I just joined Facebook groups earlier this month and I’ve been loving it so far! Hopefully I’ll see a similar bump in traffic 😉

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If you’re active in them I’m sure you will! They’ve been such a help for me 😊

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FB groups for blogs are the best!

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i found groups around the same time and the difference it has made has been incredible…you’ve shared a couple i haven’t seen before and will have to check out. thanks!

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Same here! Facebook groups really powerful in that you can connect with other like-minded individuals and share content. I’ve learned a lot from reading other bloggers that write from all different areas; lifestyle, beauty, personal, etc.

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I’ve learned so much from reading other people’s blogs! I love spending time on Pinterest finding articles to read.

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Great post. I just joined a few FB groups to help get my traffic higher.

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Very helpful article! I’ve also found that Facebook groups are awesome for getting more blog followers, especially groups that are specific to the topic you’re blogging about. I belong to several writing groups (as my blog is about writing and fiction) and I’ve gotten a lot of great followers from these.

Tam

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This is so helpful! I just joined my first blogging support group and my blog and Instagram traffic has already increased so much! Can’t wait to join some of the ones you posted 🙂

XxAliza
https://www.runwaysandroses.com

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The list of groups to join is so helpful! I’ve found that most of my traffic comes from Facebook groups as well and I love being able to connect with other bloggers and support each other. 🙂

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Totally agree with you! Facebook groups have been a major traffic driver. More importantly, quality traffic that converts into email subscribers. Thanks for sharing!

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Agree. FB groups are great 🙂

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Thanks for the tips! I definitely want to join more and start being more active!

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Thank you so much for sharing these groups! I was a member of a few, but just requested to join the others! 🙂 Thanks again!

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Agreed! Facebook groups are very helpful. I found a few more to join in your list.

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Such a great post! I only recently joined one of the Facebook groups and I’ve definitely seen a lot of growth on my site since then. It’s so great that so many bloggers want to support each other 🙂

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Great post Audrey,

I completely agree posting to Facebook groups really changed my traffic. BUT, a level up from this is pinning to Pinterest + sharing in Facebook groups for crazy results.

Thanks for sharing! I joined two groups I wasn’t in as yet.

Nadalie, It’s All You Boo
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I agree. You have to find the ones that work best for you and your blog’s niche, and they can work so well!

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Love the post, being part of FB Groups definitely helps- not only with traffic, but with finding important information and connecting to people more easily. Thanks for listing the groups above, I just enrolled in a couple 🙂

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I love facebook groups; they’ve done so much to improve my engagement and I love reading other people’s content! I used to be a part of beauty bloggers circle, but I think I may have been kicked out… oops haha! x
Lots of love,
Marina Rosie xx
http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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It is so difficult to get interaction on the blog. Must join a few more groups and do it regularly on the #CloggersGroup thanks for sharing your tips.

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This is really helpful – Thank you 🙂

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I’ve recently joined many of these groups, glad that you are seeing a difference straight away! Great post x

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I love using facebook groups to grow my blog traffic, too! It’s also so easy to find great content to share and help out other starting bloggers!

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I completely agree about Facebook groups! If I wasn’t part of a Facebook group I would not have grown as quickly as I have!

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Facebook groups have definitely helped increase traffic for me too! I’ll have to check out some of those groups!

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I love Facebook groups! Not only for growing my blog but for the community. I’m an admin for a Facebook group (Show Your Blog Love), we’d love to have you!

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That’s such a helpful post..thanks for giving away the names of the groups!

xo
http://www.floridmaven.com/

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Of course! Glad I could help a fellow blogger out 🙂

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I’ve used facebook groups since I started blogging a few months ago and it has significantly grown my traffic every month. In addition to Grow Your Blog, I also use Blog Support Group and Millennial Blogger Network, through I definitely prefer the latter.

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Oh I will have to check those out!

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I have been loving FB groups! Since I started using them I have had more engagement than ever!

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I have to agree with you!

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I think this is an awesome post for bloggers that are blogging for any reason. For me it’s apart of increasing my visibility on search engines so that I can get more clients locally. Can’t wait for more tips!

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I love using Facebook groups! They really do help with blog traffic! Thanks for this post, I’ve joined these groups too now 🙂 xox
http://Www.thedarkeowl.co.uk

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So glad I could help you out 😊

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