Now we all are part of different Facebook Groups, some of those for businesses, some for just gossip, for buying and selling stuff, but are Facebook Groups getting the reach like they did a few years ago?
Personally I used to be a member of at least 20 groups and have culled it down to about five or six, including a few I manage myself.
I’m finding the bigger groups you just get lost, when you try to find a post, it has gone down the thread never to be found again. The smaller groups can be hard too if there isn’t too many members. A nice number is around 5,000 members, not too large and not too small.
Personally I see the same people posting the same thing in around 5 different groups and that’s not how Facebook likes to see things done.
People are either getting lazy, or can’t be bothered to come up with new material for different posts. I understand we all are tight for time, but I find groups are now, drop some info about your business and run. Is that the way people run their businesses now? No more actual communication. Just drop and run…see ya..where is the creativity, where is the interaction?
I started another group myself a few months back called Know, Like & Trust, again it’s only small in numbers, but members are only invited into the group from other members they know, like and trust. It brings that feeling of an actual community and I think that is where Facebook Groups have lost their focus, because they simply don’t have any community vibe to them anymore. It is the hard and fast sale, get in, get out.. thank you.. and good bye.
I’m starting another Facebook Group targeting VAs as well as a closed VA group to mentor VAs, ultimately I want to make sure they both feel like a community.
So if you are part of a Facebook Group or run your own, do you think Facebook Groups are losing traction, maybe losing their mojo? Would be interested to read any comments if you are part of groups or you admin your own.