Marketers face a lot of the same challenges along the way.
Usually, the most common recurring question is, “Am I doing this right?” Yes, there are courses you can take, books to read and blogs (like this one) to engage with, but there is power in joining an online community of other marketing professionals, where you can lean on each other and ask questions as soon as they arise.
If nothing else, it’s simply reassuring to know that you’re not alone.
There are more than 280,000 marketing managers currently employed in the United States, and with Facebook being the biggest social media platform in the world, you have an opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals in various Facebook groups.
Overall, there are more than 200 million Facebook groups, but even when you filter it down to marketing-related groups, you can still feel overwhelmed.
The following are nine of the best Facebook groups for marketing conversations.
The Daily Carnage
With more than 18,000 members, The Daily Carnage is about “bringing you the freshest news, tools, tips, and tactics in the marketing world.”
It started in 2017 from an email newsletter that evolved into an engaged group of marketers asking and answering each other’s questions and sharing ideas.
Social Media Managers
Created in 2010, the Social Media Managers Facebook group boasts more than 51,000 members. Part of its About section says, “You have found Facebook’s oldest and most active free group of Social Media Managers. This group is for those who have experience working in the social media marketing industry.”
And they’re not lying. The group offers a ton of engagement and activity. By asking a question in this group, you’ll receive a variety of answers and perspectives. Because there can be so many posts, you might want to turn off the notifications and bookmark the group instead for easy reference and access.
Facebook Ad Hacks
Likely based on the topic, Facebook Ad Hacks has more than 148,000 members. According to its about section: “This is a free community for Facebook marketers, freelancers, and agency owners.”
This group is perfect for discussing marketing best practices, social media ad campaigns and the management of client relationships. You’ll find many insightful discussions to dig into.
The only drawback of this group is its size. There are many posts each day, so it’s possible for some questions to go unanswered. You’ll likely want to turn off the group’s notifications and bookmark it for easy access.
The Word Workers Facebook group considers itself “the only Facebook community for anyone and everyone that writes as a major part of their work.”
This group, with more than 7,000 members, is all about engagement. The value ranges from preferred tools members are using to various tips and tricks. If you write for at least some part of your marketing job, check this group out.
And if you have marketing writer’s block, check out our seven tips to beat it.
Digital Marketing Questions
The Digital Marketing Questions Facebook group states that “this group is meant for all digital marketing professionals (or people who want to learn) – SEO, PPC, social, Analytics – to ask questions, network and share relevant industry content.”
This group is definitely spam-free. They also have a pinned welcome post for new members that sets the tone for the group and reminds everyone of the rules.
Google SEO Mastermind
Digging deep into search engine optimization? Google SEO Mastermind could be a great Facebook group for you.
This group boasts more than 89,000 members, and conversations range from the Google Search Console to improving your Google Search click-through rates. Specifically, it says it welcomes “questions from the holistic approach of marketing websites in Google and address[es] SEO Methods, Google Ads Techniques, Content Creation, Web Design and more.”
CXL – Conversion Optimization, Analytics & Growth
With more than 17,000 members, CXL – Conversion Optimization, Analytics & Growth is all about “conversion optimization and growth discussions.”
You can rest assured that if you ask a question in this group, it will get answered. Members are eager to help each other.
The Marketing Solved Facebook group is all about getting “exclusive access to marketing training, tips and tutorials, articles, business and marketing strategies, success stories, amazing business support, freebies and greatness.” And it’s true to that description.
The group has more than 26,000 members, sharing everything from their own content to job opportunities and more but on specified threads to reduce spam. It’s also clear that this group is judgment-free based on the types of questions asked.
Dumb SEO Questions
If you’re new to SEO marketing, Dumb SEO Questions is a great Facebook group to explore. It has more than 17,000 members and describes itself as a “forum to ask for help with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) in relation to DNS, HTML, crawling & indexing, structured data, audits, redirects, local search, eCommerce, semantic search, etc.”
Clearly, this group prides itself on “dumb questions,” so there’s no potential embarrassment about asking anything that you don’t know the answer to. Open discussion is very welcome, no matter how “green” you might be.
While there’s no limit to how many Facebook groups you and join, identifying the best and most relevant groups for you will help prevent you from wasting your time. Remember, you also can leave any group at any time if it’s not right for you.
Of course, Facebook groups aren’t just for marketing questions and support. Check out our 12 tips to use Facebook groups to grow your business.
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