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Today seems to be the day for adding a Facebook group for SEO blogs, 8 new groups are listed here all from this week!
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from TimDineen 2618 Days ago #
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ha - including your own! I guess everyone needs to have their own Facebook group now. Several of the new groups are created by individuals. Thanks for the list.

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from qwerty 2618 Days ago #
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I’m a member of a few groups at Facebook, including one of the new ones (the creator sent me an invitation), but I have no idea what to do with them. So far, my experience with Facebook has involved playing games (anybody for Scrabulous?) But the thought that Sphinn, a site created to be a social network for search marketers, would need a group at Facebook, a social network where people can join groups based on interest or background, just seems particularly odd to me. I mean, is there anything that’s going to be posted to that group that couldn’t be posted here?

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from dannysullivan 2618 Days ago #
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Yeah, it was a total land rush this week. Ciarán Norris actually made the Sphinn group ages ago: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2402728308 I made the Search Engine Land group yesterday after seeing a few more pop-up: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10467315541 Qwerty, I agree -- it seems weird to have the groups in one sense. The short honest answer is that I don’t know what will happen with them. But it’s fun to try various things, so we’ll see.

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from MattC 2618 Days ago #
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Tim, we need a Wallyworld one!

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from Rhea 2618 Days ago #
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I deleted it, but don’t forget the short lived group: Rhea Drysdale is the Greatest SEO Ever! It was a mock group with a logo that said "Say No To More Groups." My issues... - Facebook is a social network, that means most of the time, if someone befriends you it’s because they already know who you are. Creating a Facebook SEO group for the sake of personal branding is preaching to the choir. - Facebook doesn’t do a good job of notifying group members of updates, so if you’re a member, you have to post regularly to receive updates on threads or photos. Or, you just visit all of the time and there aren’t enough hours in the day given that groups are rarely updated. I don’t mind if a group is created for something with multiple authors or that’s already a group/association. But, if you’re an individual it just seems silly. I love SEO 101, but am I going to join groups for every show I listen to? No, I want to join groups like Search Party Animals, Beautiful Girls Named Rhea and RAs at UNF. They define me and I don’t like being defined by someone else’s name unless it’s Matt Cutts. Just my .02 =)

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from tamar 2617 Days ago #
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I have to agree with Rhea on this one. The insane number of requests I got yesterday was overwhelming. In the past, I joined many SEO groups and saw them being spammed, so I left most of them recently. I feel like there’s really no reason to go the next step and brand yourself further when you’re already respected and acknowledged by your friends in the space.

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from katfrench 2617 Days ago #
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I feel like a wallflower... nobody invited me to any SEO groups, although I did notice the sudden proliferation. I agree that they don’t do a good job of notifying group members of updates, but then again, wouldn’t that be more bacn? Isn’t it sort of nice that Facebook lets you decide when you want to check the activity of a group, rather than pinging you because Joe on XYZ Group just posted "ROFLMAO" on the group wall?

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from dannysullivan 2617 Days ago #
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I found the groups thing pretty rudimentary, at the moment. It’s handy that you can link events to it, though. I’m sure there’s other stuff that can be done -- but like I said, right now it was like hmmm, I think I’ll fire this up and see how it goes. At the very least, it probably doesn’t hurt for a publication to claim their own group first, I’d say.

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from Asia 2617 Days ago #
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I have to be like the only person who has no time for facebook or twitter or blogging :( Everytime I try, my clients demand more - but.. I took the time to sign up today and not one person from my High School to be found in Facebook - sigh. So, I decided I’m inviting you all to my Facebook Group - soon as I learn how to start one up!

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from DianeV 2616 Days ago #
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I have to agree with qwerty — I was pressed by a dear friend to join yesterday, so I did. Then I found Kim, and that’s about it. Other that writing on someone’s "wall", I can’t see much of anything that might not be better served by a forum or blog. The format is just ... odd. I figure that, somewhere there, there are more threads than what is currently on anyone’s wall. But, hey.

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from Justin-Goldberg 2611 Days ago #
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DianeV, people who go to all the conferences apparently don’t have lives outside of work, so they have to network with their colleagues, drink, party, etc....

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