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Making a Group on a Social Networking Site.
Most social sites (like Facebook) will allow a member to form a group. They can be great for meeting new people with a common interest.
If you want to have a successful group that will get several members and be active there are a few things to do.
1. Do NOT use a group to be an ad for yourself!
If you chose to make a group for a business that you are involved in, that could be a great way to get others in the same business to chat about tips or new info. The problem is that many group starters name the group for the company they represent and then have some group description about how they want the group to be a place for reps to help each other and possible buyers could get info. That is great but, then you see the group starter place their affiliate link right in the description.
How is that a problem? Lets see – why would someone want to add content to your group, invite others, or help build it in any way when the group starter has top billing?
2. I would suggest no links allowed. This means that group participants will need to post helpful information to gain the attention of visitors and would be buyers. Group members will be more likely to post content once they understand that would be buyers will click to see the profile of the person they feel is most knowledgeable and helpful.
3. The group starter needs to have a few threads to start the conversation right from the moment they set up. They should ask questions, do an intro about themselves, and be prepared to check in everyday to post new things or reply to threads!
4. Do not use the group section as a classified ads section. This is a huge turn OFF to other reps and would be customers. If you do just post ads that makes you a spammer that is either not smart enough or unwilling to post and use the areas as intended!
Got any other ideas or complaints about the groups on social networking sites?
Go ahead tell us what type of groups you would join on a social site.