Invites To Facebook Groups and Facebook Group Chats
Oh my word do I detest it when people add me to their Facebook groups and to their group chats to market their products! This is one place where I think Facebook falls flat on its face.
Now while I really think that Facebook can do so much to improve this issue such as sending people an invite to a group which they can then ignore without being added... rather than just adding people into groups without their permission and against their will.
The same goes for group chats.... ohhh noooo! Please don't add me to a group chat with loads of other people and then send links to all your offers.
Now you may be wondering why I am posting this blog here wondering what it has to do with WA?
Well when I first joined WA I accepted loads of friendship requests on Facebook from members that looked me up there. I stopped accepting invites a long while back because I got horribly spammed.
However even 2 years down the line some of the WA members I accepted are still adding me left right and center to their groups.
Today I saw a notification that I had a message on Facebook and when I had a look it was another group chat and I could see a whole bunch of other WA members in the chat. I didn't recognize the name of the lady that added me... but the name of the chat was called "Real Friends"... and I saw Kyle had also been added.
Now while Kyle has invited everyone to join him on Facebook I doubt this is what he intended and it is not what I intended either.
Please take note of the training here and remember that you want to market your offers, products and services in the right way, the way that is taught here at Wealthy Affiliate. You want to excite people and you want to generate goodwill towards yourself, towards your business and towards everything you market online.
The way I see it adding people to groups and to group chats on Facebook is as good as spamming them. When I get added like that I can tell you right now that doing that does not generate any goodwill feelings in me.
I just get annoyed and follow the same process:
1) Unfriend the offender
2) Leave the group or the chat
It seems like it is such a common occurrence for people to do this sort of thing. Almost every week I find myself added to some arb Whatsapp group by someone I don't even know and then being spammed all sorts of promotions.
Let's keep it tidy peeps!
And inspired by the comments in this discussion, here's training on how to leave a group so that nobody can add you back in: