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Do you have something important to share and a bunch of Facebook groups ready to listen? Here’s how you can get the word out quickly.

Facebook communities are vibrant, active places full of people looking for a distraction. If you have something relevant and interesting for them to read, they’ll be all over it.

Just find the perfect way to post, plan your schedule so you’re not over-posting, and get to it. Here’s what you need to know.

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Why Would You Want to Post to Multiple Groups?

Maybe you’re looking to sell off some household items to raise some cash and clear some space: there are no doubt several buy/sell/give groups in your local area where you can share photos of your unwanted furniture.

If you’re a blogger, you probably want to promote your latest posts to communities that appreciate your articles. There are thousands of recipe communities who’d love to try your latest culinary invention, parenting communities who long to hear stories about toddlers eating vegetables, and travel communities who love to see where you’ve been lately.

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For writers, there are an incredible number of Facebook groups where members want to know about your free Kindle book. All you have to do is tell them about it.

There are also plenty of communities who love freebies of any kind, and there are even some groups that encourage business owners to share a link daily. As long as you don’t overdo it, these groups actually want you to share.

These people WANT your information, and getting it to them is not a crime.

Warning! Don’t Be a Spammer!

Before you start pasting your links in every single group you know of, remember that Facebook will close down your account if it thinks you’re a spammer. Five links per day in groups is the recommended maximum if you don’t want to get on the wrong side of Facebook.

On the human side of things, other people who are in more than one of these groups with you will see your links lumped together in their timelines, making it clear you’ve just spammed a bunch of groups. You’ll look spammy to them and they might report you.

And please, for the sake of everyone’s sanity, pay attention to the group rules and the exact topics each group covers. Don’t paste irrelevant links and don’t promote your wares in groups that don’t want to see advertising.

Developing a Facebook Group Marketing Strategy

What you need is a strategy of some sort. First, you find a tool and a system that works for you, then you make sure you only post as often as is welcome.

Hootsuite

This isn’t quite the solution you’re looking for. Facebook’s terms of use has prohibited tools like Hootsuite from posting to groups that aren’t run by you. So, while you can still schedule a few updates to your own groups, this isn’t a tool you can use for the rest of them.

PostCron

As for Hootsuite, PostCron is a great scheduling tool, but it also abides by Facebook’s rules. If you’re an admin of the group you want to post to, you can post on a regular basis using PostCron. For other groups, you’re out of luck.

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Really Simple Copy-Paste

Don’t forget that you can just open up your list of Facebook groups and open up five groups in new tabs. Then with a specific message copied in your clipboard, you can use a series of keyboard shortcuts to quickly paste that link into the post area, hit enter, close the tab and repeat five times.

iMacros

You could even use some sort of automation like Chromium Browser Automation or iMacros to speed that up even further. If you’re going to do this on a regular basis, you could use OneTab or Morning Coffee extensions to keep the links ready to open quickly.

Use Your Email

Facebook groups all have a unique email address assigned to them that corresponds with their Facebook URL. Check the URLs of each group you’re in and you’ll be able to make a list of email addresses you can send your post to. Don’t forget, you can’t post to groups you’re not in, and some groups will limit posting to admins only.

For instance:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/OneFantasticGroup/
OneFantasticGroup@groups.facebook.com

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Set up a neat email with a short note and your link or images in the message. From here, all you need is some sort of email scheduling software, such as Boomerang for Gmail in order to make sure you don’t overdo it.

SlackSocial

SlackSocial is a slightly different tool, in that you need to create your own Facebook app in order to use it. But don’t worry, SlackSocial guide you through the process and make it easy for you to set up. Once that’s in place, you should be able to post to multiple groups as yourself easily. The free account should be enough for most users.

MaherPost

MaherPost is a paid solution that requires you to host software on your Windows or Linux Server, plus also set up a Facebook app to run it. There is a live demo you can try on their site if you want to set up a Facebook app to use with it.

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Essentially, it lets you set up a schedule and forget about it. Which is perfect if you just want to plug your business or book once a week legitimately.

How Do You Post to Multiple Groups?

As you can see, there are lots of options here and many ways to approach scheduling if you’ve got a lot of groups to post to.

What’s your favorite method? And what do you wish people would remember about posting to groups? Tell us!

  1. Stephanie Shelton
    November 28, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Maher Post is not good.

  2. Hamid
    September 23, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Right now it seems only MaherPost works for posting to all groups you are a member of. I love using MaherPost but every few months, I have to contact them to reset my app because of too many posts but that's okay i guess.

  3. Rahul
    August 31, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Email option is working. However pictures are not posted. Also I want to post in sale posts of multiple groups. Please let me know how to do that.

  4. ytm
    August 7, 2016 at 12:17 am

    I currently use pilotposter.com, it is absolutely free with whole lot of features. I'll recommend to anyone.

  5. Mohamad A
    June 27, 2016 at 9:33 am

    nice way
    stacksocial works for me correctly

  6. Shards
    May 29, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I tried sending a single mail with 10 words from my registered mail account. It had one link in the end. It did not get published. What's wrong here? any one help please.

    I don't have admin privs in that group. But I am a member. Do we need to be an admin to post to a group?

  7. Ventnaija
    April 15, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    i think the email part isnt working any more

    • hindiinternet.com
      May 26, 2016 at 9:56 am

      It's working. I have just now tried.

      you need to have permission to post to that group, also email ID should be same as of your facebook account,

      • Angela Randall
        May 26, 2016 at 12:59 pm

        Yes, your email has to match. Maybe that's why other commenters have had problems.

      • Shards
        May 29, 2016 at 4:05 pm

        can you plese provide snapshots to prove that its working?

  8. Michelle
    March 14, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    You should NOT use Maherpost. It never works and has no tech support. Very angry and frustrated users. Search Quora website for threads.

    • Michelle
      March 14, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      FYI: Email option no longer works.

    • Sam C
      June 29, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      I am using it for 2 years, Only had a problem once, Email them and they resolved it quickly. You should contact them if you have issues.

  9. One Dollar Hosting
    December 12, 2015 at 1:04 am

    The same thing happened to me. Seems that FB is more restricted than ever. You need to post to FB groups manually through a browser. I have tried by using email but no luck.

    • Sheldon
      December 22, 2015 at 2:25 am

      email quit working

  10. Sukhvinder Sidhu
    December 4, 2015 at 8:34 am

    "Set up a neat email with a short note and your link or images in the message. From here, all you need is some sort of email scheduling software, such as Boomerang for Gmail in order to make sure you don’t overdo it."

    I just scheduled an image and web link post in a single group (my own group) using Gmail and Boomerang (to post few minutes later, to test how it works). But Facebook put restrictions to post to groups for a week.

    Can you please inform me what might have went wrong?

    • Lisa Witt
      August 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Email no longer works because Facebook no longer provides email support.

      • Lisa Witt
        August 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm

        Thank you so much for this info! Promoting on FB has become so time consuming since they removed email service.

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