5 Facebook Groups That EXPLODED My Blog and Business Traffic!

Facebook on the Phone.jpg

*Yes I have affiliates - it' show I help keep this free information FREE! However, it's products that I beleive in and comes at no extra cost to you.

Facebook is an INCREDIBLE source of website and blog traffic.

I recently wrote a post how Facebook groups started my blog off on the right foot. It helped drive traffic, increase Pinterest rep-ins, gain Pinterest follows, and increased my Google SEO rankings. However, I must add that it also brought my Facebook page to life. In face, my Nicole Stone Outdoors page now has thousands of followers and reaches tens of thousands of people per post.

However, as I mentioned in Facebook guide, it’s about the quality of the groups - not the quantity.

That’s why I’ve compiled a list of my FAVORITE groups. These groups have ACTIVE members and keep well-managed collaboration threads.  

You can also learn about my 5 unique strategies for building traffic (what’s helped me break the 50,000 pageview mark).

THE 5 GROUPS YOU NEED

Facebook Groups you NEED to join!

BLOGGERS UNITE

I use Blogger’s Unite as many times as possible during the week. This is because it is the ultimate group for Pinterest users.  There are active “re-pin threads” ever single day.  This gives you tremendous opportunity to share your pins that need a boost and build long term momentum. It also has over 7,000 members and is continuously growing.

Check out Blogger’s Unite by clicking here.

BLOGGING FOR NEW BLOGGERS

One of the best ways to generate Pinterest authority is through pinning directly from your website/blog.  Groups like Blogging For New Bloggers allows you to share these links with fellow bloggers.

The group offers numerous different blog comment and share threads including a generic “Share Day”, a “Blog Share Day” “Comment Day” and even “Social Share” days (when you can share any social media platform of your choice).

This is one of the BEST groups for building an audience.

Blogging for New Bloggers is ran by Lucrezia and Marina from https://tinylovebug.com/. You can join Blogging For New Bloggers here.

MAKING SENSE OF AFFILIATE MARKETING

This is one of the most, if not the most, beneficial group that exists on Facebook.  Michelle is world known for making millions of dollars from blogging. Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is her Facebook group.  

She not only gives you access to very high quality collaboration threads but also gives you direct access to HER. It’s like having a free consultant - FREE advice from someone who has literally made millions at blogging.

She answers questions, helps motivate you, and has some of the world’s biggest bloggers in her group.  This is a must have for success (it’s also my favorite group).

You can grab Michelle's course and INCREDIBLE Facebok group "Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing" here.

BOSS GIRL BLOGGERS

Boss Girl Bloggers is huge. It has over 30,000 members and is growing.

It also works by providing tons of exposure to both your blog and your brand. However, where Boss Girl Blogger’s stands out is in its Instagram promotion. There is even a sister group that is exclusively Instagram collaboration threads. Therefore if Instagram is your thing - then DEFINITELY take advantage of this group. Of course, the weekly blog promotion and general conversations are bonuses as well.

Members are very active and passionate - and you will get a solid return on your time investment.

You can check out Boss Girl Bloggers by clicking here.

Improve your ENTIRE social media :

SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK GROUP

The social Media Network Group is for the serious influencers who want to build up their followings in ALL social media and search engine platforms.  It has over 18,000 members and focuses on more specific goals such as improving your Alexa ranking and building up your YouTube ranking.

It’s important to note that these require reciprocating with everyone. I normally suggest people shy away from such large time commitments; however, the shear amount of promotion that this group offers makes it well worth it.

You can sign up for the Social Media Network Group by going here.

THE KEY TO FACEBOOK SUCCESS

Facebook groups to join.png

The key to success is staying consistent.  These groups all offer HUGE benefits. Therefore participating in them as much as possible should be your goal.  Remember, these groups only work if you work. Therefore reciprocate with others, make friends, and most importantly don’t be afraid to ask questions!

You can find my in depth Facebook suggestions by visiting my article “How to Explode Your Traffic With Facebook”.

Also check out How I Made My First 1,000 Blogging to learn my early blogging secrets to how I went full-time.

Grab these 5 Facebook groups that entrepreneur needs! Gain major traffic and boost your marketing with my favorite groups! #marketing #Blogging #blog #socialmedia
Grab my FREE list of the best Facebook groups for bloggers and entrepreneurs! #marketing #socialmedia #blogging #blogtips #traffictips #facebooktips
Grab these 5 Facebook groups that will EXPLODE your blog traffic and brand awareness. These have participation threads, connections, and are hosted by some VERY successful entrepreneurs. Get my 5 favorite Facebook groups to multiple your marketing strategy here. #facebook #blogging #blog #marketing #blogtraffic

The 10 BEST Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs That ACTUALLY PAY

The 10 BEST Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs That ACTUALLY PAY

The 10 best sites to find freelance writing opportunities that actually pay. From job boards to cold pitching, there are options for everyone looking to make money online.

What to Do if Pinterest Blocks Your Website (Complete Guide!)

There has been an influx of websites marked as "spam" on Pinterest lately.  This means people's websites are becoming blocked and every one of their links being considered spam.   If this is you, don't worry.  I have the solution.

I woke up one ambitious morning only to find that Pinterest had marked my site as spam.  That's right, it blocked every single pin on Pinterest (I have hundreds). The message I received in return? "Sorry we blocked this link because it may lead to spam".  There is absolutely nothing "spammy" about my site.  

The dreaded message I received when Pinterest blocked my website.

The dreaded message I received when Pinterest blocked my website.

Pinterest is my second biggest source of traffic (next to Google) so a loss of Pinterest is a major hit to my business.   The other issue that concerned me was with customer service.  Social media platforms have terrible customer services. Pinterest is no different.

There is no:

  • Direct Customer Support

  • Chat Windows

  • Numbers to Call

There is literally no direct help.  There is only a FAQ page which will eventually lead you to a button that you can click on that will redirect your to a form...  You will need to get to this form.  To help you out, here is the link: Pinterest Help Center. 

Once you are there, follow these instructions:

FILL OUT THE "WHAT DO YOU NEED HELP WITH?*" BOX

You will see "What do you need help with?*" box. Make sure to click on "Business accounts". 

Pinterest for Business Help

 

FILL OUT THE "TELL US MORE*" TAB

When the "Tell us more*" box pops up, be sure to click on "Pinterest blocked my site".  

Pinterest Blocked My Site

 

CLICK ON "I STILL NEED HELP"

Pinterest will then notify you of why they think your site should be blocked.  Don't bother with this. If you know your URL is good, scroll to the bottom and hit the red button that says "I still need help".

Pinterest "Still Need Help" Buttom

FILL OUT THE POPUP FORM

Once you click on "I still need help" you will receive a form box to your right as shown below.  You will have to fill out that box.  For title put " Pinterest incorrectly blocked my site" or something similar. 

In "Description" put " My site was incorrectly blocked..." with a short detail.  If your WHOLE site is blocked (every pin is marked as spam) then be sure to add that to your message. 

Also, you MUST add:

  • Your Website URL

  • A link to a pin that is showing that it's blocked

Then (this is ** important**) copy that exact description you just wrote because you will need it again. 

Above is an example of the Pinterest Help Form that appears when trying to appeal the block.

Above is an example of the Pinterest Help Form that appears when trying to appeal the block.

SUBMIT THE INFORMATION

After you hit submit you NEED TO WAIT to receive an email confirmation.  This may take some time to hit your inbox; however, you must be ready when it does (be sure to check spam, social, or promotional folders if you don't see it). You will need to respond in a timely matter. 

PINTEREST WILL SEND YOU AN EMAIL

Responding to this email is ESSENTIAL to them fixing the issue.  Be sure to watch for the email (it may end up in spam).  

Pinterest Website Spam Response

RESPOND TO THE EMAIL

Copy and paste your original message.

See below: 

What to do if Pinterest blocks your account

Send it and you are done!

This should be addressed within 48 hours. If it isn't, then try to contact them again.  Another piece of advice I received from a blogger was to also have other bloggers report the issue for you and/or have Tailwind (if you have an account) help you out as well. 
 

In a panic because Pinterest blocked your website? Don't worry! I go through the step-by-step instructions on exactly HOW you can get it fixed quick and easily! #pinterest #pinteresttraffic #socialmedia #marketing

Struggling to Grow Your Social Media? Then Read This!

Struggling to Grow Your Social Media? Then Read This!

Are you struggling with gaining social media followers? Then you NEED to read this article. It breaks down the basics of what makes a successful social media account, as well as the “best practices” that will help break your account out from the rest!

The Ultimate Guide to Gaining Your First 1,000 Twitter Followers (and Why You Need it!)

The Ultimate Guide to Gaining Your First 1,000 Twitter Followers (and Why You Need it!)

If you aren't on Twitter you need to be! In fact, it's so important that I've created a guide to helping you get on your feet and gaining followers in no time at all. Learn exactly how to gain your first 1,000 Twitter followers in less then 10 minutes a day!

Google SEO is Easier Than You Think (Get Traffic From Google!)

Google SEO is Easier Than You Think (Get Traffic From Google!)

Gaining traffic from Google doesn’t have to be complicated. This ultimate guide will walk you through how to use easy Google SEO practices to help your website rank and gain authority.

5 Things I Did to Drastically Increase My Blog Traffic (BEGINNER'S GUIDE!)

5 Things I Did to Drastically Increase My Blog Traffic (BEGINNER'S GUIDE!)

Learn how to build up your blog traffic!!! One of the biggest struggles of building a blog is figuring out how to find traffic after the site's developed... that's where this guide comes in.  Learn the basic platforms YOU should be investing YOUR TIME in! 

5 Ways You Can Make Money With your Social Media

5 Ways You Can Make Money With your Social Media

If you need the motivation to build up your social media following, I'll give you one, it's called money. Most people either love or despise it, but what many people don't realize is the benefit of it. Anyone can make money with social media with a little bit of education and a lot of determination. 

How to Gain Instagram Followers FAST - THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

How to Gain Instagram Followers FAST - THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

Gain Instagram Followers FAST. I’ve compiled a list of 8 Instagram hacks that I used to gain over 10,000 organic, engaging Instagram followers. Instagram tools, hashtags, tips to transform your Instagram game.

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Pinterest Group Boards

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Pinterest Group Boards

Pinterest group boards are an important part of any marketing plan.  They allow you to connect with bigger audiences, share your content, and gain tremendous traffic. However, many people struggle with finding quality group boards.  That's why I've created the ultimate guide to finding Pinterest group boards organically!

 

How I Increased my Pinterest Traffic by 1,000 Views a Day!

How I Increased my Pinterest Traffic by 1,000 Views a Day!

So Pinterest finally worked out for me.  Yes, you read the title right: 1,500 blog pageviews, all thanks to Pinterest.  This hasn't been an indefinite number, but it was a milestone and a profitable week to say the very least. 

5 Unique Strategies That Will Increase Your Blog Traffic for Free

5 Unique Strategies That Will Increase Your Blog Traffic for Free

Let me guess, you NEED blog traffic.  You have your site built, you are active on social media platforms, and post regularly. But, nothing seems to be working. No matter what you do, your traffic seems to stay pretty stale.  Well, I've been there. When things were slow, I took it upon myself to try different strategies. A few of these strategies REALLY worked (and a few did not).  However, the ones that did work boosted my traffic by roughly 1,500 page views a day.

Squarespace URL MAPPING: The Pretty Links Hack You'll Want to Know!

Squarespace URL MAPPING: The Pretty Links Hack You'll Want to Know!

Pretty links for Squarespace? Try Squarespace URL mapping to create short links for all of your affiliate links! No Pretty Links plugin required!

The Ultimate Instagram Cheat Sheet: Gain Followers and Increase Engagement!

The Ultimate Instagram Cheat Sheet: Gain Followers and Increase Engagement!

Need organic Instagram followers and engagement? Check out this ultimate Instagram cheat sheet (full of tools you can use). It includes 4 secret tools to improve, automate, and increase your Instagram following.  Click through for more!

How to Become "Insta-Famous" as an Instagram Public Figure

How to Become "Insta-Famous" as an Instagram Public Figure

One of the BEST Instagram Hacks for Gaining Instagram Followers! This Instagram trick will increase your Instagram authority and guide you on your way to becoming Insta-famous!