What are the benefits of a Facebook group for your blog/ business?
For a long while I was the victim of various Facebook groups. Old schoolmates, whenever the craze dawned upon them created Facebook groups which would see a height of activity for sometime and then it would vanish. When in college friends would create groups for all the events occurring in college and then the mail box gets sabotaged with every new update. When I started blogging naturally I made friends with bloggers and they started doing the Facebook group thing and most of the time I got useful posts. Now there are several advantages of using Facebook groups as I have seen the impact from a victim’s point of view. Normally we can add all our friends to a group and given the status of the group like being closed or open our friends can add their friends to it. As and when a group gets popular the spammers too get active and as the admin of the group its your duty to keep the group clean.
I would suggest keeping the group closed as I too am now facing the challenges of running a Facebook group myself. You can also appoint two or three loyal readers as your group administrators.
But that’s not the point that I wanted to make. Depending on the status of the group people may be able to add more people into groups but then groups have a distinct advantage of making your posts noticed. Whenever you post something in the group it gets pinned to the wall of your friends and unlike the constantly changing scenery of a stream of updates what we post gets noticed. With a Facebook page this is just impossible. There is no guarantee that people notice what we update. But if the people in the group are our friends then what we post gets noticed for sure.
I have over 600 friends on Facebook and I added 533 of them to my Facebook group called “ Make Money blogging”. Within a few minutes of making a status update of my latest post I saw a jump in referral traffic via Facebook and all kinds of traffic is good. Traffic boosts the Alexa ranking. Traffic makes people share the posts and it keeps me blogging
Even the status updates that I made yesterday are getting a lot of traffic from Facebook and I have even started getting requests from people for adding them into the group.
All I can say is that we should do all we can to save our asses from Google, be it Facebook group or a Page. You can Join Make Money Blogging, which shares working ways of making an income blogging here