If content is king and engagement is queen, then Facebook groups are the private parties with exclusive handshakes and the ‘jobs for the boys’ opportunities. Access to these groups have accelerated the success of Two Scots Abroad and guess what? You don’t have to be on the guest list to join.
Each of these Facebook groups for travel bloggers differ in the type of support and possibilities they offer, from social shares threads to financial opportunities, technical help, and topic advice. Every niche will have hundreds of groups, some will be more active than others. Let’s take a look at joining Facebook groups, how to behave and what each offers.
How to Join Facebook Groups
Each Facebook group has its own rules. Always read them before posting to avoid being kicked out. Facebook now has a nifty function for admins so when you as to a join a group a pop-up request information set by the group. In the olden days, groups asked bloggers to display their websites in their private profiles, if you can I would recommend still doing this.
Etiquette in Facebook Groups For Bloggers
Unless stated (see the list below), the majority of these groups do not like ‘link dumps’. This means you should avoid posting your content unless it is asked for. The majority of admins are voluntary, most run their own online companies and host groups to be helpful. Avoid backchat and be nice to others, you never know who you’ll be working with or for in the future!
Warning: two very useful groups have just stopped taking in new members because the admin was tired of members not reading the rules. Remember, admins are business owners who volunteer their time to control Facebook groups. Be nice, respect the rules.
The following examples are travel-related however there are groups for each niche. Take a look at the groups that other bloggers you work with/look up to are a part of and join.
Multi-Niche Facebook Groups
Make Traffic Happen
Laura and I run a group for travel content creators who are looking to increase traffic to their websites.
We also provide tips on how to increase your organic search engine traffic (e.g Google) through weekly tips.
If you want to break through and drive real traffic to your blog, you must join our group.
We also give away a LOT of really useful content and advice.
Frequent challenges throughout the year.
→ Make Traffic Happen – Support | SEO | Social Media
Female Content Creators
Female, female-identifying and non-binary content creators, all niches welcome.
Content refers to a blog, YouTube channel, vlog, videos, photos, all of the above.
Aims to help grow your own businesses and the industry, ethically and responsibly.
Ran by our friend, Jess.
The Business of Blogging
This group is for asking questions and sharing information about the business of blogging (SEO, marketing, developing writing skills, etc).
It is designed to foster a community dedicated to knowledge and growth for everyone involved.
Any shared posts not directly related to the central topic will be deleted immediately.
Digital Nomad Wannabe
A go-to for affiliate based questions for me.
Affiliates are when you recommend a product or service and receive a small amount of commission on that click-through or purchase.
Lots of bloggers I respect are in this group.
Must be part of the Mediavine advert group to access up to date information about industry changes and general support.
Travel Bloggers Facebook Groups
Travel Writers of the Binder
Freelance gigs and opportunities
Wandering Women Travel Bloggers
A mix of support and social media shares.
This group is a space for travel content creators to discuss & learn how to turn our platforms and influence into meaningful vehicles for social change.
The goal here is to empower you with the tools, resources and community you need to create an impact with your platform, whether that’s a blog, YouTube channel, podcast, Instagram, Tinder profile (jk) or whatever else.
The Aspiring Travel Writer
Dream of a travel writing career? Want to travel more and write about it?
This is a group to ask questions, share ideas and support each other in the travel blogging world.
There are also sharing threads for social media in this group.
Social Media Marketing Support
The “Social Media Marketing Support Group” is for travel bloggers and (aspiring)digital nomads who want to learn from and support each other with everything that is related to social media marketing.
If you have a question about how to improve performance on x platform or a specific (technical) problem, the group aims to resolve the problem.
Under 1000 Club – Aspiring Travel Bloggers
This Under 1000 Club is all about helping travel bloggers grow their blogs, increase their readers and achieve their goals.
You will get the opportunity to network with some fantastic bloggers, as well as share knowledge and learn new skills.
Pinterest for Travel Bloggers
This is a daily share group. Each day there is a light thread and heavy (50 pins). The heavy thread is usually maxed out by 1pm GMT so get in early. Home to mega Monday – this no limit thread will give you carpal tunnel
→ Pinterest for Travel Bloggers (closed to new members)
Mappin Monday (Travel/Pinterest)
A week-long thread, no limit to the number of pins, expect close to 200. I participated once and but it gave me anxiety! For those with the fear, check out their light thread.
→ Link: Mapping Monday
Travel Bloggers Guide to Pinterest
This group hosts daily and weekly Pinterest share threads for travel bloggers.
Guest Post Request Group (Travel)
This is when you write an article on another blogger’s site to help fill a gap in their knowledge which in return you receive advertisement and do follow backlinks to your articles. This is part of a solid strategy that has worked for me.
Guest Post Request Group
Travel Bloggers Link Swap
This group is for travel bloggers only, with the purpose of helping each other’s blogs grow by connecting you with other bloggers to find link placement opportunities.
The Indirect Travel Blog Link Swap Party
You may already belong to a link swap group but this one is different as it does not involve direct swaps or even 3-way swaps.
The general idea is every time you drop your own link, you look through the newsfeed and find something else you can link to.
Members share contacts for businesses who offer comped stays and tours etc. Great opportunity group.
These groups allow you to share your own content, some on specific days under callouts though.
Food Blogger Facebook Groups
Food + Lifestyle Bloggers on Pinterest
Pinterest and blog post support are the two main offerings of this group ran by active MTH FB group member, Julie.
Food Bloggers Central (FBC) Social Sharing
This Facebook group is for food bloggers who want to collaborate with other bloggers on social media and collaboration (round up) food posts.
Membership in the standard FBC Facebook Group is required. The group has “always open” social sharing threads and you can request collaboration posts.
Foodie Bloggers on Pinterest
MTH member, Faith, has started a group focusing on food pins.
Food Blogger Entrepreneurs
The purpose of this group is to bring together food blogger entrepreneurs that are committed to learning how to run, build and optimize profitable food blogs & freelance food media services. They focus on cultivating an abundance mindset, business topics, and the technical aspects of food blogging workflows and production.
→ Join the Food Blogger Entrepreneurs
FBC Social Sharing
→ For Food Bloggers: FBC Social Sharing
Food Bloggers Link Building
Building backlinks is an important part of SEO. This group is to help aid in natural linkbacks to your site.
This group is not for round-pp posts but for posts where you want to link back to a few similar or attractive recipes within your posts.
→ Join the Food Bloggers Link Building group
There are heaps of groups to support video creation and provide YouTube advice, here are a few:
→ Travel Videographers: Link
→ Travel Video Youtube Group: Link
If you are not using Pinterest to drive traffic back to your website yet I urge you to put everything down and start now. The Pinterest-specific groups listed below can help you understand Pinterest, how to use it, and also to promote your pins through sharing threads.
This group provides support and advice for any blogging or blogging-related questions, a sharing space and opportunities for us to collaborate. It is only open to London bloggers at this time.
All niches, UK based blogger advice.
UK Influencer Opportunities
PRs and media use this group to promote campaigns.
Link Building for Aussie Small Businesses
Australian small business owners who interested in boosting their website SEO by swapping links.
Keeping it Australian leads to more relevant links. It’s open at all bloggers and small business owners in Australia.
There are hundreds of travel-related FB groups where bloggers circle like sharks waiting on content related questions so they can self-promote on.
→ Girls LOVE Travel: Link
→ Women who love travel: Link
→ Girl Vs Globe: Link
→ South America Backpacking: Link
→ Europe Backpacking: Link
Want more? Check out our SEO the Easy Way course and learn exactly how we rank on the first page of Google and bring incredible, free traffic to our sites.
Just when you thought Facebook was only for food pics and public grief you bounced into the world of blogging. Believe me, after a year of Facebook groups clogging up your newsfeed you’ll be pining for pictures of your pal’s kids on their first day at school. Jokes, no one really cares about those shots. I hope that joining Facebook groups is as fruitful for you as it has been for me. Although these are travel related examples there is an e-world of gangs for every niche.