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How to Grow Your Facebook Group: 4 Steps


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Growing a Facebook group and attracting new members may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these four steps, you can increase engagement and have Facebook recommend your group to others, effectively growing your group for free. Additionally, we will discuss four common mistakes that hinder engagement and how to avoid them.


Step 1: To encourage consistent engagement, ask questions regularly.

There are four types of questions you can ask: decision support questions, opinion questions, prompt questions, and share questions. By utilizing these question types, you can spark discussions and keep members engaged.


Step 2: Keep Engaged Posts Trending
Whenever someone comments or reacts to a post, Facebook pushes it back up to the top. This means that every new member who joins your group will see these trending posts first. To ensure your posts trend, engage with them regularly. Avoid batching your engagement and instead spread it out over time. By doing so, you increase the chances of your posts receiving more comments and engagement, leading to Facebook rewarding your group with more visibility.


Step 3: Tag Engaged Members and Mention Old Posts
Facebook discourages users from leaving the platform. To work around this, mention members within your group. Identify your top-performing posts and most engaged members using Facebook Insights. Each week, choose one or two members to mention, encouraging them to engage further. Another effective strategy is referencing past posts that received high engagement or promoted your product or service. You can easily grab the permalink for these posts and include them in future posts for reference.


Step 4: Celebrate and Connect with Your Community
Don’t be afraid to ask your community to celebrate or express their feelings using gifs or other interactive elements. For example, you can organize a dance party to celebrate milestones or achievements within the group. This creates excitement and engagement, which Facebook rewards. By fostering a sense of community and connection, you can strengthen engagement and grow your group.


Avoiding Engagement Mistakes:
1. Focus on engaging with your existing group members rather than solely focusing on attracting new members. By implementing the strategies mentioned above, Facebook will help grow your group organically.
2. Prioritize engagement over teaching. Asking questions and encouraging discussions will foster a more interactive environment.
3. Be selective about who joins your group. It’s better to grow slowly with the right people rather than rapidly with the wrong ones.
4. Avoid making members wait for their posts to go live. Instead of requiring admin approval for all posts, allow members to have their questions answered immediately. This enhances the user experience and encourages ongoing engagement.


By following these four steps, you can effectively grow your Facebook group and increase engagement. Asking engaging questions, keeping posts trending, tagging engaged members, and celebrating with your community are all effective strategies to attract new members and keep existing ones engaged. Additionally, by avoiding common engagement mistakes, you can ensure the long-term success of your group.


Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff is the Founder of Boss Mom and creator Nurture to Convert.
She is a mother, author, speaker, messaging strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She believes that too many brilliant moms are struggling to figure out how to grow their business while balancing all that is required to be a good mom, partner, and woman. So many moms are trying to grow their business using trends that feel inauthentic and aren't realistic for their inconsistent schedules. She has helped thousands of women become known for their brain and not their dance moves

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