Facebook Pages Can Now Join Facebook Groups

Your Facebook Page can now join Facebook Groups as members, something that was only possible for individuals until now.

Facebook has recently added a new setting in Groups for admins to allow Facebook Pages to join their Groups.

The new feature was spotted by Mari Smith and shared on Twitter by Matt Navarra:

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Matt Navarra

h/t @MariSmith

Until now, only individual users could join Facebook Groups, post and comment within them. This was an issue for many public figures, publishers and charities – which often use Pages instead of personal profiles.

Until now, only individual users could join Facebook Groups, post and comment within them.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the new feature, saying: “We’ve heard from people that engaging with public figures, non-profits, publishers, and businesses in a more intimate setting can be meaningful. We previously launched the ability for Pages to start Facebook Groups so that they can engage with their communities. We are now testing the ability for Pages to join existing Facebook Groups as well.”

As pointed out, the new setting is being tested, and may not yet be available to all Groups.

Facebook Groups can now allow Facebook Pages to join their groups and engage with its members.

Many Facebook Pages stand to benefit from this new feature, giving them access to new communities they were kept away from until now. It should immediately have a positive impact on engagement levels within Groups as well, as Pages will now be able to like and comment on on-going conversations with its members.

Have you seen the new setting in your Groups?

Facebook has been reducing the number of people who can view your content on pages, enticing you to pay for adverts to increase your reach. It has also been showing more interest in groups and encouraging people to get into groups they can relate to. They basically want us all to join groups. Facebook pages in Kenya are so many, Facebook groups are less but growing.

Its a high time you develop a group around what you sell on Facebook, and form a community to easily connect to people, share ideas and grow your business.

If facing a challenge in creating or growing a Facebook group in Africa or any part of the world, we’re happy to help.

10 Steps for free leads on Facebook…

Facebook Page Marketing

Facebook is a really cool place, partly because everyone is there. If you are trying to put a targeted group of people on your list, they are there too.

So how do you pull those people out of facebook and put them on your list? Here is one way that won’t cost you a dime:

Step 1. Create a facebook page for your lead magnet (an article your target clients can find valuable). Be sure to link it back to your opt-in and utilize the advertising space of your facebook page’s cover picture to promote that lead magnet.

Step 2. Create a post on your page about your lead magnet, include a link, and pin that post to the top.

Step 3. Link your facebook profile to your lead magnet facebook page by changing where you work to your facebook page.

Step 4. Next go ahead and change your facebook profile cover picture to promote your lead magnet and your lead magnet facebook page.

Step 5. Join about 5 to 10 facebook groups that are related to your niche and have at least 1,000 members. Make sure these groups are active.

Step 6. Dedicate 5 minutes a day to each of these groups. Just be a part of the group. Like, comment, and post niche related questions and content in the group.

Step 7. Any positive interaction with other people in the group (i.e. liking your posts, commenting on your posts, you liking someone elses post) then friend request that person. Friend request 5 to 10 people a day. No more than that.

Step 8. Do simple facebook livestreams a few times a week, or if you don’t want to do that, post content on your profile a few times a week. Make sure this content has entertainment value, actionable content and pitches your lead magnet.

Step 9. Once a week, invite all your friends to like your lead magnet facebook page.

Step 10. Periodically create a facebook event for your lead magnet and invite all your facebook friends to attend. Be sure to include the link to your lead magnet opt-in page.

That’s it. This little system will get targeted people on your friends list, they will in turn see your live streams and/or content, and then in turn join your email list. It works great.

Go forth and crush it!

That’s it for today. Be sure to take action on these strategies and tactics we are talking about. The best laid plans fall to nothing if no action is taken.