Most SEO Facebook groups are full of spam. That’s why we asked the 12,200 members of Ahrefs Insider, our customer-only Facebook group, to vote for their favorites.
Although there were more than 20 proposals and hundreds of votes, 85% went to just four groups.
Below I will show what these groups were and what I liked and disliked after joining them.
- Affiliate SEO Mastermind
- SEO Signals Lab
- The right thing SEO group
- SEO Secrets from Detailed.com
1st partner SEO Mastermind
Owner: Matt Diggity
Subjects: SEO, Affiliate marketing
Number of votes: 126
Owned by Matt Diggity, a reputable company SEO Affiliate in the affiliate marketing industry SEO Mastermind is a group dedicated to mastering affiliate marketing with SEO.
The group is pretty active, with tons of affiliate SEOs asking questions every day. SEOs of any hat color are welcome.
Since this is affiliate marketing, questions about vendors and services are often asked, as are posts on buying and selling affiliate websites.
In short, it’s a fantastic group if you’re into website flipping.
Another thing I like about the group is how Matt helps members become accountable with monthly goal setting posts in which he publicly holds people accountable for the things they want to do.
And finally, since Matt is regularly available in the Affiliate group SEO Mastermind is probably your best shot if you’ve always wanted to get him.
Owner: Steven Kang
Subjects: SEO, digital marketing
Number of votes: 67
SEO The Signals Lab is probably the most active of them all SEO Facebook groups. If you ask a question, you will likely get answers within 15 to 20 minutes.
The best part is, it’s not a group made up of just beginners. There are plenty of knowledgeable SEOs out there. This makes this group a great place for troubleshooting specific issues that blog posts may find difficult to answer. You can essentially get crowdsource solutions for your particular problem from experienced SEOs.
Steven, the owner, is also very active and encourages active discussions with regular thought-provoking questions. He usually does this by adding a funny meme or GIF::
And, in my opinion, that’s the ingredient that makes it SEO Signals Lab a fantastic group. Yes, SEO is serious business. But it doesn’t have to be discussed. Members appreciate a bit of fun and humor.
Steven also conducts regular “Pick His / Her Brain” sessions where group members can select an industry expert’s brain. past SEO The experts included Matt Diggity, Robbie Richards, Jessica Foster, Kevin Indig, Holly Starks, Bill Slawski, and many others.
Owner: Gary Wilson
Number of votes: 21st
Founded by Charles Floate, Todd Foster and James Gregory, the Proper SEO Group (renamed from the correct PBN Group) is now owned and run by Gary Wilson.
However, the founding principles of the group remain the same. It’s a place for open-minded discussions about SEO Methods and Techniques. No matter what color you wear (white, black, gray), feel free to participate and ask questions.
The group is quite active and loads of questions are asked every day. There are also many SEO service related posts so makes a great group if you are looking for the professionals SEO Help.
4th SEO Secrets from Detailed.com
Owner: Glen Allsopp
Number of votes: fifteen
Compared to the others on this list, this group was formed relatively recently (2018). Still, it has quickly attracted tons of members, most likely due to Glen’s popularity as an SEO.
Despite the name, there are no “secrets” in this group. Most of the posts come from members asking SEO-related questions, as most of them do SEO Groups.
It’s also quite inactive and Glen rarely appears. Even so, members of Ahrefs Insider still rate this group highly. Perhaps this is a case of quality over quantity? Or maybe SEOs just have faith in a group curated by Glen, a well respected one SEO.
Bottom line: SEO Secrets is well worth joining, even if there are only occasional updates or insights from Glen himself. However, this is unlikely to be your first port of call if you want a quick answer to a question.
6 more Facebook groups for SEOs
Unless you want a news feed that is filled almost entirely with posts from SEO Groups, four groups are almost certainly enough. However, the respondents to our survey vouched for a few others. Here are the remaining ones with three or more votes.
- Women in technology SEO (6 votes): I’m sorry people. This is not for you. Here women can discuss, exchange ideas and learn more about technology SEO.
- Niche Affiliate Empires (4 votes): Owned by Gareth Daine, this is the companion group for Gareth’s public case study attempting to build a successful partner website.
- Local customer takeover (4 votes): As the name suggests, this group focuses on local ones SEO Strategies like Google My Business and Google Maps Optimization.
- Superstar SEO (4 votes): Both a community and an agency, superstar SEO focuses on building a successful SEO Agency.
- Marketing Cheat Guides (3 votes): Originally known as “SEO Cheat Guides, “this group is now focused on teaching digital marketers how to build their dream business.
- Sisters in SEO (3 votes): Another group of women who are supposed to help SEOs improve their skills, share successes and challenges, and network with one another.
Is this list complete?
No it is not. But that’s a good thing and something we did on purpose.
When you work SEO (or digital marketing) execution is important. You don’t want to join too many groups and hesitate on Facebook all day. My advice is to join a group that speaks to you the most. If you find that you are not getting the answers you need, quit the program and join another one.
Finally, remember that as an Ahrefs user, you can also join our customer-only Facebook group, Ahrefs Insiders. If you have any questions about Ahrefs, SEOor digital marketing, you can always find answers in the group. It’s pretty active.
Have any questions? Ping me on twitter and let’s chat about it.