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6 Facebook Groups for Travel Bloggers to Boost Blog Traffic

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6 Facebook Groups for Travel Bloggers to Boost Blog Traffic

For my business, Facebook groups have been an amazing marketing tool for me.  They not only provide a great way to get my articles out there but also to connect with my audience that are travelling to certain areas.  As I said in a previous post, I am joined to A LOT of groups, maybe over 20.  That might seem a little crazy but there is a reason as to why I have joined each and every group.  I am going to give you an insight into the 6 Facebook groups that I am joined to so you can see how I use them to reach a larger audience on my blog.

6 Best Facebook groups for travel bloggers

 

1. We Travel We Blog

I use this not only to connect with my other travel blogging buddies but also the weekly Twitter share thread which I mentioned in my post ‘9 ways to make your travel blog more popular’.  The weekly tweet is an amazing feature to promote your new articles because there are around 70-90 people in the thread who all have a varied size audience. Your tweet will be tweeted 70-90 times by those people!  It’s also a great opportunity to share some amazing articles on your Twitter account throughout the week so you keep an engaged audience and so your Twitter account grows.

I use Buffer to schedule all of those tweets for the week.  It probably only takes me 20 minutes to copy and paste all the tweets in my buffer and then I don’t have to think about it for the week.  For all the bloggers that tweet my pre-written tweet, I also re-tweet it so it shows on my account that other people are tweeting my article.

 

2. Travel Bloggers Mega Share

The two weekly threads I recommend in this group called ‘Saturday Blog comments’ and the ‘Bonus Saturday comments’.  These threads are used to you place an article link into the thread and comment on the 10 people above you.  I use both comment threads sometimes on the same articles or two different ones that need a little love!   Sometimes people don’t want to be the first person to comment on a blog so they won’t. It great to have some comments on there so people are not scared to give it a little love too!

 

6 Facebook Groups for Travel Bloggers to Boost Blog Traffic

3. Pinterest for Travel Bloggers

Every day there is a new Pinterest sharing thread. You place your pin and re-pin everyone else on the thread.  I find this works brilliantly as there are usually 20-40 people who participate in this thread.  There are also some helpful articles through this group but I also get loads of re-tweets.  I don’t use this every day but probably 1 or 2 times a week.  There are also two other similar groups called ‘Travel bloggers guide to Pinterest and Ultimate Pinterest group for travel bloggers which do the exact same thread.  So, between those two Facebook groups imagine how many re-pins your article can get!

 

 

4. Female Travel Bloggers

This group have a monthly schedule for sharing your content so it’s a fantastic way to get your articles out there through lots of different forms of social media.  My favourite is the #blogpostsaturday when you’re allowed to share one article on the wall.  What’s important about joining Facebook groups is to ensure they are relevant to your niche.  I don’t see the point in joining a random Facebook group if I have to share content about mummy or food bloggers when that’s not what my audience wants to see.  There’s a group called ‘Social Media Sharing’ which does daily threads of lots of different social media.

I liked the threads to begin with but then I realised I had to share a tonne of content I knew my audience wasn’t really interested in so I decided to not participate in that anymore.  I would be picky when choosing what threads you do.  For example, I wouldn’t do the Facebook, Pinterest or comment sharing ones because I don’t think it’s relevant to me but the Alexa ranking and Instagram likes thread might be more useful to help boost your likes etc.  Just beware sometimes there can be up to 120 comments on one thread – so it might take a little time to go through and like all the people’s pictures!

 

5. Ultimate Travel Group

This Facebook group has lots of really useful threads.  One of my favourites is the ‘Opportunities and giveaways’ where people share upcoming jobs, sometimes even press trips and also great competitions!  They also have some great sharing threads.

Monday – To get to know each other, ask questions, etc

Tuesday – Boost engagement on blog posts

Wednesday – Share where you’re travelling, what you’re doing

Thursday – Help each other increase on social media

Friday – Self promotion thread

Saturday – Opportunities

Sunday – Giveaways!

 

6. Travel Bloggers Social Media Sharing Group

 

With over 1000 members this is a really fantastic Facebook group that has daily and weekly threads to help you boost your travel blog.  My favourite is the Saturday post sharing, which is where you share a link to your post and the people after you share it throughout a social media account of their choice and you share the 10 people above you.  It’s great because it’s only for travel bloggers which means the content is relevant!

 

So, there are my favourite Facebook groups for travel bloggers that help me boost traffic to my travel blog and that can help too.  But, that’s not it.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when participating and choosing to join these groups:

 

  • Always finish your thread. Don’t be one of those people who just drop their link and piss off otherwise you will be banned quite quickly.
  • Set a time to participate in these groups. I usually set an hour aside each day so I can participate in these threads and finish them. Sometimes I spend half a day once a week to really catch up on everything and see what’s happening in the groups in terms of discussion etc.  Sometimes travel bloggers are asking for collaborations or advice so it’s a great idea to be an active member.
  • If time is a major factor for you not participate in these groups then hire a virtual assistant. You can get them pretty cheap and they can do all of this stuff while you focus on writing the content.  Also, for Pinterest scheduling I recommend Tailwind.  I have been with them for years and love their service!

 

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Joanna
    November 8, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    This is great. Thanks so much! I love Facebook groups and use them for all sorts of things, not only for boosting my blog. Thanks again!

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    luxurybackpacking | Emma
    November 11, 2016 at 2:08 am

    This is so handy! I was primarily just an instagrammer with over 50K followers, but I’ve decided to create my own travel blog/website and engage in more social media! This was so useful, as I had no idea where to start!
    Thanks for sharing!

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      Anita Hendrieka
      November 11, 2016 at 2:22 am

      That’s great! I am glad you find this useful 🙂

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    nomadicfoot
    November 11, 2016 at 2:23 am

    This is very nice post. every blogger search for these kind of groups. You have made it so simple for all of us. Thanks

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    traveling9to5er
    November 13, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Yep! Some great groups that have definitely helped me learn a lot and grown the blog. Thanks for sharing.

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    Chrysoula Manika
    November 13, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Very informative post. These groupsdo offer value to your log!

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    The Traveling Fool (@thetravelfool)
    November 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Great list, I didn’t know about the Ultimate Travel Group, I will check it out. The opportunities section looks interesting.

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    Elaine J Masters
    November 13, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Great ideas and a few new groups for me. It’s also nice to hear an insiders viewpoint and description. I’ll be checking out more of these. See you there!

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    anna
    November 13, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Great tips! I’m part of most of these groups and they are super helpful!

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    Christina
    November 13, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    A handy list Anita. How long have you participated in all these groups? Have you seen any real results?

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      Anita Hendrieka
      November 15, 2016 at 4:18 am

      Thank you! I have been participating in groups for probably a year now and have had fantastic results. I wouldn’t recommend joining these groups otherwise 😉

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    Marta
    November 14, 2016 at 3:13 am

    This seems incredibly helpful! I have Instagram and Pinterest accounts but have not set up a Facebook page yet. Do you have any advice for setting up an account completely separate from my personal account? Thank you!

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      Anita Hendrieka
      November 15, 2016 at 4:16 am

      Fantastic! Yes definitely set up a Facebook page. There’s over 1.5 billion people on Facebook and it’s the most used social media so 100% make a page! It’s really easy to do. Just click on ‘create page’ on the left hand side after you login and it will tell you what to do from there 🙂

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    durhamslovelifetravel
    November 14, 2016 at 6:13 am

    This is a fantastic list of groups. Most if them I have joined and was helpful to learn about the pinterest group! This is so helpful for new bloggers including myself who are trying to get things moving. The comment and social sharing are wonderful but there are so many great groups that offer support and getting help with questions as well when you are learning through the process. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    erikastravels
    November 14, 2016 at 8:46 am

    This is a really helpful list for those of us trying to boost traffic! I’m part of all of these groups aside from Ultimate Travel Group (which I just requested to join now). Another one I really like is Girls vs Globe, though it isn’t as focused on reciprocal sharing as it is on general information/travel tips.

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    melody pittman
    November 14, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Great to know. I am in almost all of these groups. If you are looking for sharing threads, I also have a small group that shares 3 threads per day called Share the Wealth. Come on over and join me.

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    clrudder
    November 15, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Being a part of and surrounded by all the amazing travel blogging groups had single handedly changed the direction of my travel blog for the better. The selfish part of me wants to keep our groups a secret but it is better to invite other travel bloggers to the family ?

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    Chris
    April 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks for this post Anita .. Really enjoy reading your various helpful articles.

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    women travel groups
    April 25, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Awesome websites to boost a traveling blog. I love reading traveling blogs. I am a wanderer and love reading travel stories of people. This is a fantastic list of groups. I will definitely join these groups and recommend my friends as well to join. Thanks and regards.

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    The Invisible Tourist
    April 27, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this list, Anita! I recently launched my blog and have started following your tips and advice. I’m a member of a few of these but now I will be joining more. Cheers!

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    monic
    May 23, 2017 at 8:27 am

    you should add Tips4Travel group as well

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    WhenTwoWander
    May 27, 2017 at 12:02 am

    A great list of groups on Facebook. Most of our traffic comes from these groups unfortunately but hopefully, the added awareness created by the groups will help us grow!

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    women only travel
    May 29, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    An awesome list of groups on Facebook. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful post. I am glad to read your post and further share it with my family members and friends. Keep blogging in the future as well..

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    hotel bruneck
    May 29, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Super Tipps Danke

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    travelsauro
    July 23, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Great! Thanks for the list! I love We Travel We Blog group! There are few on the list that I didn’t hear about.. so I’ll check them out!
    Thanks,
    Miguel

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    ALAYOUBI TECHNOLOGIES
    September 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Such a great post. Thank you for sharing.

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    Pam
    April 20, 2018 at 10:20 am

    This list is extremely helpful, and I’ve joined each group you mentioned. Thank you!
    On the blog post page, there are other blog posts I’d love to read: “4 Very Important Things You Should Be Doing With Your Travel Blog,” and “9 Simple Ways to Make Your Travel Blog More Popular,” but both links appear to be dead. Could you please post the links here? I’m looking forward to learning more about how to improve my blog.
    Thanks again 🙂

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    Moraig Minns
    July 11, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Hi there, I just thought I would let you know that most of your links appear to have expired. Looks like a very helpful article if I could access those recommendations.

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