If you’re new to travel blogging and aren’t sure where to promote your posts, this article is for you! Obviously it’s good to promote your blog on lots of different social media channels. One of the best ones, however is Facebook. There are lots of Facebook Groups that you can join in order to promote your blog posts. Here are some of my favorite Facebook groups for travel bloggers, along with some things to keep in mind as you join them.
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There’s a few reasons why I love using Facebook to promote my blog so much. First of all, when you promote a post into a targeted blogging group, it’s likely going to get read by more people than if you simply posted it to your personal timeline. Next, blogging groups on Facebook don’t just let you post your blog posts and share them. They usually have rules about reciprocation and encourage members to share your blog posts in other outlets as well (such as Pinterest, Twitter and more). The final reason that I love Facebook Groups so much is because they connect you to fellow travel bloggers who you can then collaborate with. You can ask questions about problems you’re facing with your own blog, or contribute to collaborative posts like this one about Eco Hotels Around the World.
Keep in mind that each group has its’ own unique set of rules. Some groups are for women only. Others have only specific days where you can promote your own articles. Some groups just don’t want you being spammy and posting 84 times a day. Almost all the groups have rules about respect as well. In certain groups if you break the rules, you can be kicked out of the group. So be sure to read all group rules very carefully. It would really suck to break a rule accidentally simply because you didn’t read the group rules.
As much as I love Facebook, the majority of my blog’s traffic comes from Pinterest. This is why I love Facebook Groups that target your Pinterest account. Pinterest is basically it’s own search engine and it’s an extremely popular platform. It’s especially popular among travelers, as many people who love travel, have travel boards where they re-pin, or share travel content. I know of many people who plan their trips simply by looking through Pinterest, so it really is the place to be for travel bloggers.
April is the founder and main author for Just Leaving Footprints. She has written for numerous blogs and publications such as Explore Magazine and Snow Pak. April loves writing about sustainable tourism, and promoting other sustainable travelers on her Facebook Group and Instagram Community, Ladies for Sustainable Travel. Currently, April is living and teaching English in Mexico City with her husband Arturo and they don’t plan on stopping their travels anytime soon.
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