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  • How Interacting in Professional Groups on Facebook Can Help Your Brand Grow

    For years groups on Facebook have been a hub of activity, especially for brands. These are places where you can can actually help attract new Fans without paying for advertising. Groups can help build your personal brand’s visibility and create more social interactions.

    By engaging in groups that are relevant to your niche you can bring in professional contacts and prospects just by interacting and sharing valuable information. In order to start making new connections you need to be spending quality time in these places, and eventually launch your own professional group.

    Is it possible to have organic growth and reach on Facebook? The answer is most definitely yes, and the influence from groups for your personal brand is a tremendous asset to that strategy.

    When you become active in groups on Facebook your business is building long-lasting relationships. A simple branding image is important if you host your own group, which I highly recommend. The bottom line here is if you want to increase the activity for your Page and build more brand awareness, groups are essential to your growth. Here are several ways your business can benefit.

    The Benefit of Niche Facebook Groups

    Use these tips to create an effective networking strategy for your personal brand:

    • Engage in active communication – Groups are considered communities — they allow you to discover the needs of your audience and answer some of their questions. This provides a way for your brand to forge lasting relationships through authentic interactions.
    • Gain content topics of interest – If you need to find new content ideas that speak to your audience then groups are a great place to discover what people are interested in. By sharing insights you can determine which topics get the most reactions — this will ultimately help you better reach your prospects by writing articles that speak directly to them.
    • Attract attention to your events and launches – Mention both events and important announcements to your group members. The approach should be different as it is still a community where people exchange ideas and information. After you have built interest your brand can then approach people in a post that is more of an announcement than a sales pitch.
    • Cross promotion – Sharing information directly from your Page and/or blog will help increase visibility, and bring in more engagement. This will help your business can engage in conversations related to the topics that you are sharing that you may not otherwise be able to do on your Page.

    While a Facebook Page is more focused on content, images, video, and promotions a group is all about creating meaningful conversations to build a strong community. The key is to stay focused and only join the groups where the members are numerous and active. Over time this powerful marketing strategy will flow into your other social networks as your business builds more connections.

    Susan Gilbert uses her laser focus knowledge to coach and provide online marketing and social sharing programs for authors, speaker, experts and small businesses. She is the author and publisher of several books including “The Land of I Can,” and “KLOUT SCORE: Social Media Influence, How to Gain Exposure and Increase Your Klout,” Susan combines online marketing with strategic thinking to create successful programs. Working most often with authors and entrepreneurs, she understands promotion at a personal level as a regularly quoted resource in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine and many more. Follow her Digital Marketing Tips at her blog: www.SusanGilbert.com

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