7 Tricks to Hack Your Group Engagement

Thanks to Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm, the more popular your Facebook group is, the more it will show up in users feeds. As a result, It’s important to make sure that your Facebook group frequently has active threads where people have fun participating by replying.

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Here are some engaging ideas for regular posts to make in your Facebook group. Some of these may seem a bit silly, but remember: improving your average engagement rate will improve the visibility of your other (more promotional) posts.

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1 – Run a competition

Encouraging your group members or page subscribers to guess in order to win a prize is a sure-fire way to incentivize a flurry of replies and a healthy overall response rate.

2 – Like to win (or, comment to win)

One of thee easiest ways to run a competition is to ask people to enter by liking or commenting your posts. This is crack to Facebook’s algorithm and appeals to people’s impulsive nature. After a set time period, you pick a random person who liked or commented and post again showing proof that you gave something away (for another flood of likes and comments).

3 – Ask the next person

This is a simple game that builds group cohesion and encourages a flurry of replies. You ask a question, the next person replies to your question and asks a question of their own, and so on and so on.

4 – Complete the sentence

In this game, you invite your group members to complete a sentence. Here are some examples, assuming you own a Facebook group for small business owners in order to promote a software product:

________________ is what drives me.

My goal in business is to _______.

If I received a million dollar investment tomorrow, I would ________.

When __________ happens, I remember why it’s all worth it.

The worst thing about running your own business is __________, the best thing is _________.

If I could talk to anyone in the world tomorrow to grow my business, I would talk to _________.


5 – Run a photo caption contest

Simply post a photo and see who can come up with the wittiest caption. This encourages both replies and lots of likes for those replies.

6 – Post something aspirational

People love to interact with aspirational photos and threads. If you run a fitness group, post a video of someone deadlifting a record amount of weight. If you run an online marketing group, post a million-dollar pay stub. These types of aspirational posts are guaranteed to get an absurd amount of engagement


7 – Multiple choice contest

Another great way to run a give-away (or just encourage engagement) is to ask a multiple-choice question and ask people to reply with their answer. Psychologically, people feel an urge to reply as they want to feel good about having figured it out.