The Ultimate List Of Digital Marketing Communities [200+ chats, forums, blogs, social media groups, subreddits]

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Updated: 10/10/2019
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This list will cover the best forums, blogs, subreddits, quora topics, Facebook groups, Linkedin groups, Twitter chats, Youtube channels, Medium topics, tags, publications and authors, and Slack channels about digital marketing, social media marketing, and online entrepreneurship..

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Digital marketing communities, why?

The marketing pendulum swings back towards building digital communities.

The most effective way to build a real, lasting relationship with your customers is to be a useful member of the community they are a part of. By providing value, the community will be more open and receptive to your input.

Naturally, I am a part of many social media communities. But I've also found that the more general entrepreneurship communities are amazing as well for building a voice and relationships with thought leaders, influencers, your potential customers and clients. They have been an essential part of my learning, market research, product validation, and promotion strategies.

If you're in any way into social media or consider yourself an entrepreneur, I warmly recommend contributing to as many of these communities as your schedule allows.

This should go without saying, but just in case - don't spam! It's probably useless and will get you banned anyway. Think long term, and think how to offer value first, make real connections second, and promote third.

If you know of a great community I have missed, or think that some community is not described fairly, let me know. I'll look into the matter and probably correct the issue if it makes sense.

Ok, let's go!

Forums

I like old school forums because they're usually full of experienced veterans and there's low tolerance for nonsence. People who are on forums have either been doing the activity for a long time or are so passionate that they even go to old school forums :). You could promote in some of them, but you should be careful and offer a lot of value. Often the profile you create will have the option for you to place your link. Some of the forums only allow paid promotion, which is something I haven't done and cannot speak about the effectiveness of it. But being valuable and friendly goes a long way, I've had users contact me about my product just by opening my profile, so the golden mindset applies: offer value first.

The Fast Lane Forum

Fast Lane Forum
topics: entrepreneurship, startups, business
members: 40.000+
activity: high
promo: in their own words: "Self-Promotion is Cool... But Only If We Know You."
description: "Entrepreneurs who are kicking butt and winning their dream life" is their motto. It is based on two bestselling books by entrepreneur and author MJ DeMarco, those books being "The Millionaire Fastlane" and "Unscripted". The community is made up of various entrepreneurs, some of them already accomplished business owners. There's another private forum called the "Insider", with more in-depth and action-oriented posts, and the requirement to join is to have read "The Millionaire Fastlane".

Warrior Forum

Warrior Forum
topics: internet marketing, affiliate, online business
members: 900.000+ (2015)
activity: huge
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant to discussion
description: WarriorForum might as well be the biggest and most well established forum about digital marketing and making money online. It is an old school forum existing since forever, the community is huge, although not all of the accounts are active of course. There are thousands upon thousands of useful posts, with more being created every day. There are many subforums, among them Internet Marketing, Social Media, Growth Hacking, and anything in between. There's truly a lot of content in there. Given the huge audience, it is bound to host the occasional low quality post, but the ratio of authentic to garbage is still very good. This one is a must.

Marketing Profs

Marketing Profs
topics: marketing, management, online marketing, social media
members: 600.000+
activity: high
promo: if relevant to the discussion
description: MarketingProfs offers education for marketers. They connect experts with professionals and are one of the leading resources on online marketing. MarketingProfs is the home of Ann Handley, their chief content officer and one of the most influential bloggers and writers, well, ever, probably, her book "Everybody Writes" is a classic for bloggers and copywriters. The forum is active with a lot of questions and people looking for advice, and providing them with what they're looking for earns you points, which if earned fast can feature you on the forums homepage.

Black Hat World

Black Hat World
topics: SEO, black hat, online marketing
members: 334.000 (2013)
activity: high
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant to discussion
description: Yes, there is some black hat SEO going on, but since that trade is becoming harder by the day, there's a lot of chatter on what would be considered proper growth hacks and online marketing. Personally I've felt like there's an old rivalry going on between the BlackHatWorld and the WarriorForum, which makes both communities work even harder to shine :). It is a very cool place, it has this kind of counter-culture element to it, and you might even learn a sneaky trick every now and then.

Smart Insights

Smart Insights
topics: pretty much all things marketing
members: 150.000
activity: tiny
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant to the discussion
description: The free membership in the community is only part of the company's model. As far as I'm aware, the people behind it are consultants that offer a curated kit of their most valuable insights and experience to paying members. There seems to be less than 200 questions across all topics at the moment, with the number of answers being slightly higher. Their community is not that active given the huge number of members that is displayed on their landing page. I might be getting something wrong here, I don't participate much in this community so I'm not sure how things work exactly. The site is kinda nice looking and colourful, and their resources and content seem pretty high quality.

MP Social

MP Social
topics: social media
members: 16.000
activity: high
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant to discussion
description: A great community of social media marketers and managers, highly engaged and active. Tons of valuable information and some true experts. A lot of times I have read some tip or advice for the first time ever in this forum, which means original thought and research is being put into some of the posts. There is a lot of focus on automation, which is personally not my preferred style, but if it's your cup of tea, it contains some of the best discussions on it. The member system is designed to reward active contributors with higher levels, each level containing some additional community benefits, with the highest level being invite only and placing you in a small group of social media specialists and veterans. Highly recommended.

Biz Sugar

Biz Sugar
topics: small businesses, entrepreneurship
members: /
activity: low
promo: submit an article if relevant
description: A forum focused on small business advice, there is a social media section too. It works like an article submission site where members can discuss the posts. You can upvote submissions by giving them 'sugar', hence bizsugar. Posts seem to get a fair number of those, but sometimes there are not a lot of comments on them.

Webmaster Sun

Webmaster Sun
topics: internet marketing, SEO
members: 1700+ (estimate)
activity: medium-high
promo: paid, maybe if relevant to discussion
description: An interesting place for discussing SEO and internet marketing. Several different sections, including one for social media. I've seen a number of engaging discussions going on here, and the mods and admins are highly engaged and participate a lot. Another great place to share and exchange ideas and build quality relationships with real humans.

Webmaster World

Webmaster World
topics: SEO
members: 1000-5000 (estimated)
activity: medium
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant to discussion
description: The design is very old school, even though the forum is not that old actually. Couldn't find the exact number of participants, and couldn't really extrapolate it neither, but their Twitter profile has around 4.000 followers, and their Facebook page has about 1.000 likes, so it's probably safe to assume that they have a few thousand members. The community is engaged though, and that's what matters in the end. The site has a set of free SEO tools available too, which is pretty cool.

Web Directory Forum

Web Directory Forum
topics: web directories, SEO, social media
members: 539
activity: low
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: A rather small forum with the primary aim to be a knowledge centre for web directories, also some SEO and social media groups in there too. Given that web directories have lost a lot of their relevance, I'd probably stick to participating in the other more relevant groups.

Webmaster Forums

Webmaster Forum
topics: webmasters, programming, marketing
members: 138.285
activity: medium
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant to the discussion
description: Not a highly active forum, despite having a lot of registered users, but for some reason I feel like this forum is one of my favourites. I think that it might be because of some members there who are very knowledgeable and devoted to maintaining this community a great place of information. Recommended.

Small Business Forums

Small Business Forums
topics: entrepreneurship, marketing, social media
members: 108.487
activity: medium
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant to discussion
description: Advice for small businesses, but many other subforums too for SEO, social media and other areas of the online hustle. Topics get a fair amount of attention and replies, though not as you would expect from the number of registered members, so probably only a part of them are true engaged members. Still, a good community to be a part of.

Tech Republic

Tech Republic
topics: mostly tech, but some social too
members: /
activity: low-medium
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant to discussion
description: Primarily a blog on technology of all sorts, TechRepublic has lots of readers and some of them are active contributors on their forums. While social media is only a second class citizen on their forums, there is still some discussion going on that may be worth checking out.

Digital Point

Digital Point
topics: SEO, marketing
members: 836.000
activity: low
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant to discussion
description: The forum has simple rules: don't lie, don't cheat, don't steal, don't spam - read rules or be banned! That said, productive dialog is encouraged, and some plugs might be available in the right threads as long as you're tasteful. Still, the primary way of getting attention to your product is by advertising on the forum itself, though keep in mind that much of their big membership is active today. They have some free SEO and social media tools, which is always welcome.

Fresh Marketing Forum

Fresh Marketing Forum
topics: marketing
members: 45.000
activity: tiny
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant to discussion
description: A forum about marketing which seems to have had better days. Lot of the topics, even the ones that are on the top of the forums and should have the greatest activity, have had their latest replies from several years ago. Advertising on the forum is done by purchasing credits.

DaniWeb

DaniWeb
topics: tech, some marketing and social media too
members: 1.150.000
activity: high
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant to discussion
description: I remember DaniWeb as one of the first programming forums I ever registered with, long before I found StackOverflow (too bad there's no Stack Exchange site for marketing or social media, that would be awesome). DaniWeb is primarily a forum for tech and software, but it seems that they are serious about social media and digital marketing too. The community is very active and engaged, and the mods and admins do a good job of keeping it spam-free. Given how social media has pretty much made old school forums ghost tows, and yet DaniWeb still has a lot of discussion going on, it is a forum that is definitely worth your time.

Dazah

topics: software, digital marketing
members: / - not too many
activity: tiny
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant to discussion
description: This is a set of several chatrooms and communities mostly focused on software but there is a digital marketing and an SEO group too. It is in some way connected with the daniweb forum, but I couldn't figure out exactly how, I think the founder of both is the same person... The interface has been somewhat confusing to me, I never fully grasped how this site is supposed to work. It seems that you can pay to be introduced to other members. Honestly, I've tried to participate but there never has been much of a discussion in here.

Affilorama

Affilorama
topics: affiliate, SEO, marketing, social media
members: 668.000
activity: medium
promo: maybe possible in a tasteful way, it is a forum for affiliates after all
description: Primarily a forum for affiliate marketing, but as pretty much everything else in our world, that field is connected and heavily affected by social media, so there is a dedicated place for that too. The topics are quite active and there are a lot of replies. The founder, Mark Ling, is a marketing veteran and successful affiliate marketer himself, and the community is still benefiting from his active involvement. A good place to participate and learn from.

Goso

Goso
topics: social media marketing, Instagram
members: 3600
activity: almost no life signs
promo: hardly, maybe if relevant
description: Goso seems to be an Instagram pod, and that's really not my area of expertise or interest, but they do host a forum on social media. Not sure I understand this community fully, maybe there's something I'm missing. The member list has 360 pages, with 10 users each, which means they should have around 3600 members. Still, I see only a dozen of posts in the forum. Probably the Instagram engagement services are their primary focus. I'll check them again soon and see if their engagement levels have improved.

Communities

You could technically call these forums with a more modern twist. That may be the reason for their larger audience than their predecessors. They are the modern equivalent of the old town hall, where people gather to hear the story of the travelling wanderers and bards. Proper behaviour etiquette applies - contribute, bring value, and promote if the rules allow it. These are some of the greatest, most engaged, most active and useful communities on the face of the planet, with their participants being some of the most talented and successful you could come into contact with online.

Indie Hackers

Indie Hackers
topics: entrepreneurship, solopreneurship, development, design, growth hacking
members: 300.000 (from memory, not sure if it's correct now)
activity: huge
promo: allowed, even kinda encouraged :)
description: At the moment of writing this is my personal favourite community. I've learned so much here, and I've met so many amazing people, it has been a real joy. Founders and hackers share there stories, experiences and wisdom in this community started only two years ago. Not even a year passed after its inception and the community has been acquired by Stripe. It is a generally friendly and encouraging place, where you can learn from both successes and failures, test and validate your ideas, and show everybody what you're building. I love it.

Growth Hackers

Growth Hackers
topics: growth hacking, marketing
members: I could only find out that it's in the hundreds of thousands
activity: high
promo: probably if relevant to the discussion
description: GrowthHackers has a SaaS product called NorthStar designed to lead you to adopting lean methodologies when building your own SaaS. It's about finding the right metrics for your product and enable you to test your hypothesis and learn from your failures faster. Besides that, they host an active community of people interested in growth hacking. It is worth mentioning that the CEO of GrowthHackers is none other than Sean Ellis, the godfather of the "growth hacking" term itself. Of course, he didn't just come up with it out of thin air like Mozart or something, he actually hacked growth for Dropbox, Eventbrite, LogMeIn and Lookout before it was cool to hack growth and now they're all multi billion unicorns. So you should probably take a look at this community.

YCombinator

YCombinator
topics: tech, startups
members: / - but quite a lot
activity: high
promo: possible
description: Ah, HackerNews... I still remember the first time I discovered the articles of Paul Graham, it felt like plunging through the rabbit hole. Reading those pieces of advice has probably been the single biggest factors in shaping my view on startups and business, and I can't recommend doing that highly enough. In case you don't know, Paul Graham was one of the founders of the now legendary seed accelerator YCombinator, one of the most successful VC companies ever. HackerNews is the community hosted by YCombinator for discussing primarily tech and software, but I would highly encourage marketers to at least keep an eye on this community if they dare not participate. As time has passed, tech and startups have become intricately connected with growth hacking and marketing, so marketers must learn to tolerate the rationality and arrogance of us developers, the same way we have to tolerate their vagueness and enthusiasm :). You can submit your link and open it for discussion, it's kinda hard to predict the results but you may get some feedback, both positive and negative. Since this is a community of nerds primarily, expect some criticism that may sound harsh to you, but is ultimately for your own good :). HackerNews is a must.

ProductHunt

ProductHunt
topics: startups
members: 1.250.000
activity: high
promo: why of course
description: One of the most famous communities today, probably needs no introduction. Not sure if something in the way ProductHunt works has changed recently, I clearly remember not being able to submit a product a few years ago, but just a few weeks ago I had to only complete a few series of steps over the course of a few days and now I have the Submit button ready and active. Nonetheless, the best practice still remains that you want to find an influential member to hunt your product so that you get more exposure. I suggest not adopting a fire-and-forget approach for ProductHunt, where you just pay attention to it when you launch your product and then forget about it, the community is awesome and you can learn a lot, stay on top of the latest startups, and meet really cool people. In 2016, ProductHunt have been acquired by AngelList for $20 million, which I think is a severe underestimation of ProductHunt, given how much love and attention the community gets from both tech and marketing pros. ProductHunt is a must.

Angel List

Angel List
topics: startups, investing
members: 10.000.000 (guesstimate)
activity: high
promo: yes
description: The largest gathering of investors, VCs and angels looking to connect both among themselves and with founders and professionals too. Reminds me of LinkedIn for investors. I've personally found that people are willing to connect even if they don't really know you at all. That doesn't mean you can bother people, but having a productive discussion is very likely. I wouldn't say AngelList is a must, but I warmly and highly recommend it.

Disqus

Disqus
topics: everything
members: 150.000.000 (guesstimate)
activity: medium
promo: possible
description: The primary product of Disqus is a javascript plugin that easily puts a secured and nice looking comment section on your blog, and their free plan only requires that you show their logo in a very tasteful way. It may be possible that your data is stored and used, there have been some scandals around this. Anyway, there are a lot of semi-active communities on different topics, and it is a convenient place to monitor activity and comments on other blogs that use Disqus too. You can basically comment on other people's blogs or in the actual Disqus forums themselves. If you are in social media or startups you will find several related communities.

Moz

Moz
topics: SEO, marketing, social media
members: lots
activity: high
promo: if relevant to the community
description: The community around Moz, one of the best SEO tools around, established in the domain a long time ago and an authority in this highly competitive field. Highly engaged, often funny community, warmly recommended. You can only post after you have earned 500 points. Besides the community, the content that the Moz team publishes on their blog is also top notch and anyone in SEO can't afford to ignore it.

Blogs

User-generated content is a very good thing to have for many reasons, and the smartest bloggers know this. Since some of them have huge traffic and commenting on their posts is as easy as using Disqus, a few small or medium communities of loyal devotees have formed around certain authority blogs. Some of the members are only yes-men just hoping to collect some points from the blogger by constantly commenting things like 'wow such an amazing post you are an immortal omnipotent influence god i love you marry me', but the rest are genuine members contributing to the discussion. Blogs that have their own communities are not that common actually, I only know of a few blogs on social media that have people commenting on their posts often.

Backlinko

topics: SEO
members: hard to say, I'd guesstimate around 500-1000
activity: high
promo: probably not, or very rarely if a relevant opportunity shows up
description: I've seen blog posts from Brian Dean with 1000+ comments on them! He knows his stuff really well obviously, his audience is an engaged community on its own. Along with learning SEO from one of the best minds in the field, you'll see what his passionate audience thinks too. Even if you don't participate and comment on his posts, reading the posts themselves is a very good exercise for anyone learning and practicing SEO.

Social Media Examiner

topics: social media
members: 450.000 email subscribers, not sure how many actively participate in the comments
activity: medium
promo: guest posting possible
description: You rarely see lots of comments on posts in the Disqus plugins, but Social Media Examiner is one of those places. There is actual discussion going on in many of the posts here. Another subcommunity on Social Media Examiner, called Society, is also available for a monthly subscription fee. I try to participate as much as I can in the comments, but even when I don't, I really enjoy the content they publish.

Jeff Bullas

topics: social media, digital marketing, blogging
members: 25.000.000 readers, not sure how many actively participate in the comments
activity: low-medium
promo: guest posting
description: One of the biggest blogs out there on social media. The stats on their website say that they have 25 million readers. Lots of bloggers post their articles here, it is possible to guest post. There are comments on the blog posts via the Disqus plugin, but activity is not common. Still, a great place to learn and maybe spot some bloggers and influencers.

Grow And Convert

topics: marketing, content marketing
members: 50-100 (guesstimate)
activity: high
promo: probably not, or very rarely if a relevant opportunity shows up
description: Grow And Convert are a fully done-for-you content marketing service that do everything related to marketing, and it seems that they know their job pretty well. One way to tell is by the activity level of their community - while not huge in numbers, they seem to be very active and contributing to the great content posted regularly. Check them out, both for their blog posts and the discussion going on in the comments.

Reddit subreddits

Reddit

Participating on Reddit is a long-term game. Most users choose to use Reddit in an anonymous way, and little of them know or bother to personalize their profile, upload a picture etc. Upvotes to your posts and comments translate into karma points, and no matter how hard people chase those, they are still worthless in the end (unless virtual points mean a weirdly lot to you). Building a reputation is tough, users often don't look at the person posting the post as much as the post itself. Still, Reddit is vital and I can't imagine a digital marketing strategy without it. You need to be patient, post high quality content, participate in the discussions, and take advantage of the times when a promotion opportunity presents itself. Some of the subreddits have dedicated threads or days for self-promotion, and you'll want to learn what works best there, play around with timing etc. Lots of the content you see go viral online is first posted on Reddit. It is one of the oldest online communities, or an ever-growing set of communities to be precise, and I believe it is the first one that introduced its unique format of dialog. Reddit is a must with at least a few of the key subreddits for your niche or industry.

Reddit Social Media

topics: guess :)
members: 62.700
activity: medium
promo: frowned upon, probably only if it's a direct solution to a poster's problem
description: A decently moderated subreddit about all things social media. Lots of good material for inspiration, occasional weird questions every now and then. Attempts at unwarranted promotion result in a swift ban. Great for monitoring trends and chatter about social media, both as a trade and as a concept.

Reddit Marketing

topics: all kinds of marketing
members: 123.000
activity: high
promo: tough, content is preferred to links
description: A subreddit for marketing pros, questions related to any marketing industry, whether its digital, SEO, content, email, traditional, social media, ads, PR, analytics... Generally a place for discussion and learning, offering value must be really on point. One of the most useful and active subreddits you'll see in your social media marketing wanderings.

Reddit Advertising

topics: ads, copywriting, affiliate
members: 49.100
activity: high
promo: tough, maybe if relevant to discussion
description: As I consider myself a complete guerrilla marketer and believe in spending as little money as possible to get people's attention, the advertisers are my natural predator :) Joking aside, this is a big, great community of people interested in advertising, and every marketer kind of should learn as much as possible from here. Spamming gets you banned, so contribute and offer value first, only offer your products or services if someone really needs that exact kind of solution.

Reddit Startups

topics: guess :)
members: 274.000
activity: high
promo: possible, there are dedicated threads
description: The biggest subreddit for discussing startups. Tons of great content and advice. Promotion is possible in two threads from what I've observed, directly in the Share Your Startup thread which goes on every month, and in the Weekly Feedback and Support Thread. I've gotten some traffic from posting there, but you'll probably want to be fast since those threads quickly get saturated with links.

Reddit Startup

topics: startups
members: 15.300
activity: low-medium
promo: possible
description: No, not the same as the one above :). A smaller subreddit with the same focus as /r/startups, but with much less members, activity and moderation.

Reddit Entrepreneur

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 436.000
activity: high
promo: possible, there are dedicated threads
description: A big and well run subreddit, the favourite meeting place of modern hustlers on reddit. I've read some great advice here from people that sound like they know what they're talking about. Feedback is usually appreciated too, which makes it a great place to participate. Promotion is possible in dedicated threads

Reddit Entrepreneurs

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 7.900
activity: medium
promo: kinda possible
description: Another smaller cousin again, this time of /r/Entrepreneur. Topics are the same, audience and activity is smaller. Keep an eye on it.

Reddit Entrepreneur RideAlong

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 51.200
activity: high
promo: kinda possible
description: A large subreddit, the point is to monitor the journey of entrepreneurs and learn from their experiences. Good advice and resources, recommended.

Reddit Advanced Entrepreneur

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 9.200
activity: medium
promo: kinda possible
description: The subreddit is described as being exclusive for advanced entrepreneurs only, no beginners are desired. Still, I'm subscribed to it :).

Reddit Startup Ideas

topics: startups, startup ideas
members: 14.000
activity: medium-low
promo: possible in a tasteful way
description: A subreddit for sharing startup ideas. Links and discussion about startups and descriptions of startups are welcome, it's a lot about ideas, sharing them, improving and expanding and combining them. Not very high activity, but worth keeping an eye on.

Reddit Startup Resources

topics: startups, resources for startups
members: 1.800
activity: low
promo: possible
description: A smaller subreddit that is a collection of resources for startups. If you have a resource to offer for startups, this is a great place.

Reddit Blogs

topics: blogs and bloggers
members: 9.400
activity: low
promo: possible
description: The subreddit for blogs, not a very big one, and sadly not very engaged. Lot of people think they should just drop links and scram, which does good to nobody.

Reddit AskMarketing

topics: marketing, marketing advice
members: 15.200
activity: medium-low
promo: hardly, maybe if really relevant to discussion
description: Questions about marketing, answered by marketers. You will get more value trying to learn and participate than trying to promote.

Reddit Useful Websites

topics: website info
members: 31.900
activity: high
promo: possible
description: A subreddit where users submit websites that they find either fun, productive or both. You can try submitting your own site if you feel it fits that criteria.

Reddit Internet Is Beautiful

topics: website info
members: 13.400.000
activity: high
promo: kinda possible, but hard
description: A huge subreddit about amazing websites from around the Internets, usually minimal or single purpose ones. Tools are welcome too. There are detailed, strict rules on what can be posted, your submission needs to be: unique, not a game, not an image, not a video, not a blog post, not a collection or aggregation, not an online store, not a product site, not requiring personal information, not an extension, not a downloadable product. So if you fit all of those, post away.

Smaller Reddit subreddits

Some subreddits are perfectly named, and I'm sure people have had great plans for them when creating them. For some reason, they have never really taken off. I consider participation in these optional or less frequent. Many of them have little to no activity, so maybe even your blog or product link could be welcome if relevant.

Reddit Reddit_Startup

topics: startups
members: 483
activity: tiny
promo: possibly
description: A small subreddit with almost 500 members, I'm not sure what was the original idea. If memory serves me, I think I read somewhere that it was to bring redditors together so that they could see if they could collaborate on a startup. There's little activity and I see lots of low value links, probably the moderators are not doing a lot of supervision and monitoring.

Reddit Startup Innovation

topics: startups, entrepreneurship
members: 359
activity: tiny
promo: possibly
description: Small subreddit, only a handful of posts. May or may not be worth the bother. Doesn't seem to be moderated actively.

Reddit Indie Startups

topics: startups, solopreneurs
members: 189
activity: tiny
promo: possible, it seems
description: A subreddit for small, self funded startups, not necessarily looking for an investment. Currently very small, but it's possible that this subreddit gets bigger.

Reddit Newborn Startups

topics: startups
members: 127
activity: tiny
promo: possible
description: A tiny subreddit for newborn startups. Good thing is that if you're a newborn startup, you can tell the people in this subreddit about you.

Reddit Market Research

topics: market research
members: 409
activity: tiny
promo: possible it seems
description: Underestimating (or worse, skipping) market research is the first and last mistake thousands of startups make every day. Maybe that explains the low number of members of this subreddit. Nonetheless, I see great potential here, the name is perfect and it might explode any time now.

Reddit Young_Entrepreneur

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 555
activity: tiny
promo: maybe if relevant
description: A promising subreddit, focused on young entrepreneurs. On my personal watchlist.

Reddit Young Entrepreneur

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 249
activity: tiny
promo: maybe if relevant
description: Look above :).

Reddit Software Entrepreneur

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 421
activity: tiny
promo: maybe if relevant
description: One more subreddit about entrepreneurs, this time with a twist on entrepreneurship around software.

Reddit Youtube Startups

topics: youtube, youtubers
members: 17.500
activity: medium
promo: possible
description: A subreddit for youtubers and people looking to make a buck on Youtube. Moderate audience, nice engagement. Give how video is becoming more important by the day, participation in here can be a smart strategy.

Reddit Early Adopter

topics: startups, early adopters
members: 524
activity: low
promo: possible
description: This subreddit deserves a lot more subscribers. It has the perfect name for covering one of the most important steps of building a startup, which is finding those fickle but passionate early adopters. The low number of members even surprises me, given how many people are there that have the mindset of an early adopter willing to try out new technology. Still, I consider it a must since it's particularly well targeted towards creators, and it has a potential to grow.

Reddit Bloggers

topics: blogs, bloggers, blogging
members: 4.800
activity: low
promo: possible
description: A subreddit for blogs, the people who work them, and the processes behind them. Pretty good one, deserves more activity.

Reddit Startup News

topics: startups
members: 378
activity: tiny
promo: possible
description: News about startups are freely shared here. So if you're a startup (whichever of the 700 definitions of startup you choose to apply) and you've got some news, share them here liberally.

Quora topics

Quora

Quora is a goldmine. Marketers are slowly realizing this fact, so expect Quora to be ruined soon :), but until then it will be an amazing place of civil discussion. One of the last bastions of intelligent debate remaining online, the questions asked there feel like pointing you in the direction for your next blog post. The topics work kinda like tags, which means that a question for say social media might fit into several topics related to social media. Monitor them all just in case.

Quora Social Media Monitoring And Support

topics: social media monitoring and analytics
members: 36.400
activity: medium
promo: possible, if relevant
description: A rather large community but not that engaged. The ratio of questions already having answers and people following them is decent, meaning that you could be among the first to answer a question and have a bunch of people get notified.

Quora Social Media Strategy

topics: strategies for growth on social media
members: 184.000
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Some great answers here on great ways to tailor your social media strategy. A big, relatively engaged community.

Quora Social Media Marketing

topics: marketing and promotion on social media
members: 952.800
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: If you're into making money with social media in any way, this community is a must. You will learn a lot here, and may get a shot at making useful suggestions. For me personally this is the most important topic on Quora, and I would suggest making it a priority if you are into social media as well.

Quora Social Media Management

topics: social media management, working social media professionally
members: 152.600
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Another must for social media managers. You can learn tons here, participation is highly recommended too. Throw in your two cents and you get exposed to lots of potential clients and customers.

Quora Social Media

topics: all things social media
members: 1.300.000
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: The largest Quora community about social media, though it's a more general place to discuss all things social media, so expect some 'how to reset my password on ...' type of questions too. Again, this is a must if you're in social media in any way, but given the huge number of users and the smaller relevancy, I would focus on monitoring first and contributing second.

Quora Social Media Tools

topics: social media marketing, social media marketing and management tools
members: 9.600
activity: medium-low
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Probably one of the few Quora topics where me dropping a link to HustleCool doesn't make me feel guilty. The number of members is not very big though, so participate only if you are into the tool-building side of social media.

Quora Social Media Analytics

topics: social media measurement and analytics
members: 29.400
activity: medium-high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Questions and answers on monitoring and analytics processes and methods, tools, ideas, valuable stuff in general.

Quora Growth Hacking

topics: growth hacking, marketing
members: 53.900
activity: medium-high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: One of the topics about growth hacking (the biggest one). Might see some big names and brands answering questions here. The number of members and engagement right now is perfect for participation, timely effort will pay off with attention to your message.

Quora Growth Hackers

topics: growth hacking, marketing
members: 7.000
activity: medium
promo: possible, if relevant
description: The other, smaller topic on growth hacking, probably should be the same as Growth-Hacking since the questions are mostly the same.

Quora Growth

topics: growth hacking, marketing
members: 75.400
activity: medium-high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: In fact, all of the topics that have the word 'growth' in them should probably just be one topic, since when we say 'growth' we never mean how much your teenage nephew has grown over the summer :).

Quora Startups

topics: startups
members: 3.500.000
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: A huge Quora topic, about startups naturally. I don't see that many upvotes on the answers, which probably means there is not a lot of quality answers being posted. Might be understandable, given how everyone is an expert in startups today. If you do happen to be a real expert on startups, and for some reason you are not participating here, I would suggest jumping to it.

Quora Entrepreneurship

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 4.400.000
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Great advice being shared daily for all of you hustlers, also a very worthwhile place to contribute and answer questions if you're after those upvotes and authority.

Quora Marketing

topics: marketing
members: 11.600.000
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Well, you gotta participate into this one, because it's about, you know, marketing. Great for getting some exposure when writing answers, even though competition is brutal.

Quora Market Research

topics: market research, idea validation
members: 814.700
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Ideally, your startup would have market research as one of its first steps completed. If you know something about this, contribute, otherwise read, read, read.

Quora Marketing Strategy

topics: marketing, marketing strategy
members: 676.700
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Yes, important as it sounds! Your marketing must have a strategy, share what you've learned here, and read what others have learned too. I've noticed some great gems in here, and enjoy posting answers when time allows.

Quora Viral Growth And Analytics

topics: growth hacking
members: 56.400
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: The examination of the phenomena of viral growth online, and best ways to measure and learn about it. Very, very useful advice can be found here.

Quora Digital Marketing

topics: digital marketing
members: 965.200
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Many of these Quora topics are pretty self-explanatory, are they not? :) Still, I like writing these little descriptions. Participate here, chances are you will get a chance to talk about your product or company.

Quora Web Marketing

topics: online marketing
members: 273.600
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Ok, I don't even know why there are two different topics for both Digital and Web Marketing. Anyway, there are two of them, be a good citizen and participate in both.

Quora Small Business Marketing

topics: marketing, small business marketing
members: 110.000
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Chances are you're not a big business yet, so follow this topic and contribute, probably will get some opportunities to connect with small businesses. Even if you are a big business or plan to be one soon, a lot can be learned from here.

Quora SaaS

topics: SaaS companies
members: 215.900
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: The most popular topic about software-as-a-service companies. I've seen all kinds of websites describe themselves as SaaS, so you could probably participate even if you don't technically fit the description. Cool answers here, great advice from seasoned veterans with skin in the game, like investors and VCs and successful founders.

Quora Startups And Entrepreneurship

topics: startups, entrepreneurship
members: 29.400
activity: medium-high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Apparently the individual Startups topic and the Entrepreneurship topic were not enough, so there is this lovely, smaller child of theirs now that you should also participate in.

Quora Startup Marketing

topics: startups, marketing
members: 116.500
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Discussions about all the ways you can market your startup.

Quora Startup Product Marketing

topics: startups, marketing
members: 151.200
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Another topic about all the ways you can market your startup. Personally I don't see the difference and the questions are often tagged in both topics, still monitor and follow this one as well.

Quora User Acquisition

topics: marketing, customer satisfaction, user feedback
members: 21.500
activity: medium-high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: Topic about acquiring, keeping and continuing to provide value to your customers. Learn as much as you can, share your thoughts and experiences.

Quora Personal Productivity

topics: productivity
members: 316.200
activity: high
promo: possible, if relevant
description: One of my personal favourite for contributing, the personal productivity topic is full of useful tips, tricks and hacks on improving your productivity. Good to participate for getting more exposure.

Quora Psychology

topics: humans, psychology
members: 23.700.000
activity: high
promo: maybe occasionally possible
description: Another topic close to heart, this one is the biggest topic I recommend participating in. Writing answers here won't make you a topic or a niche authority because it is too general, but it will expose you to large audiences and get you new followers. Just share your observations about the phenomena that is the human mind.

Facebook groups

Facebook

The good thing about Facebook groups is that they're pretty trendy right now so there are a lot of people in them. The bad thing about Facebook groups is that many of them are created to serve a purpose for the admin. While there is tons of useful info shared, promotion is tougher, but engagement is pretty good and spam is less of an issue. The moderated groups, which is most of them, require you to answer a few general questions before they let you become a member. Go ahead and answer them. Some of them optionally ask for your email, I would advise postponing giving your email after you're sure you like the group. They won't say no later. It is a very good idea to talk to the admins of the groups first before posting anything that might be deemed promotional.

Social Media Managers

topics: social media management and marketing
members: 22.490
activity: low-ish
promo: hardly, maybe if really relevant to discussion
description: As the name suggests, this is a group for social media managers. The owners are Social Media Pro, which provide training and courses for social media managers. Cool discussions go on here sometimes, great chance to establish some authority as a social media expert.

Digital Marketing Questions

topics: digital marketing
members: 13.158
activity: medium
promo: maybe, ask admins first
description: A group for all digital marketing pros or beginners, covering SEO, PPC, social media, analytics, the whole shabang. You can ask questions, network and share relevant industry content. One of the coolest things here is that you can look for mentorship, something I think I haven't seen in other groups.

SaaS Growth Hacking

topics: growth hacking, marketing, SaaS startups
members: 13.464
activity: high
promo: there are dedicated threads, but also ask admins for more, there is some chance they would allow something
description: Highly engaged group, primarily made of and from SaaS founders. Great discussions and ideas being shared here, asking for feedback is encouraged. The group owner, Aaron Krall, does a great job of running the group.

Growth Marketers

topics: marketing, growth hacking
members: 21.990
activity: high
promo: next to impossible
description: One of the most famous growth hacking groups on Facebook. The founder, Josh Fechter, is a well known marketer and growth hacker himself. He and the other moderators do a great job of moderating the content in the group, even too great :). Very cool group, a must I would say.

Traffic And Copy

topics: entrepreneurs, business
members: 12.197
activity: high
promo: possible, talk to admins
description: A very good, high quality group on marketing, growth hacking, startups, entrepreneurship, business, sales, success... Highly engaged, very well moderated. Strongly recommended.

Mod Agency Insiders

Mod Girl Marketing
topics: marketing
members: 5.941
activity: medium
promo: possible, threads on Tuesdays and Fridays
description: A marketing group from the Mod Girl Marketing agency. The founder, Mandy McEwen, and the other moderators keep the content clean and relevant. Strongly recommended, opportunity for promo on Tuesday and feedback on Friday.

Millennial Entrepreneur Community Builders

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 74.000
activity: medium-high
promo: hardly
description: Big group, lots of fun and useful posts, medium to high engagement. Supposed to be geared towards millennial entrepreneurs, but here's a secret: everyone is welcome to participate and contribute. Good group.

Marketing Solved

topics: marketing
members: 12.874
activity: high
promo: possible, threads on Wednesday and some other times too
description: Marketing group, the founder and admins regularly start interesting and relevant topics, which is always an important property of any group. A number of days and threads for promo makes this group one of my favourites.

Entrepreneur Hustle

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 52.443
activity: low
promo: hardly
description: Interesting group, I've seen a lot of people making efforts to connect and network. Lots of posts from different people asking questions, lots of opportunities to build authority and network.

The Rising Tide Society

topics: entrepreneurship, marketing
members: 76.532
activity: high
promo: possible, dedicated threads
description: Very engaged and interesting community, many creative people participating. The admins do a great job of keeping the energy up and still making sure the group feed is clean and useful. Strongly recommended.

Read With Entrepreneurs

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 4.270
activity: medium
promo: hardly
description: A group about entrepreneurship books discussion. Promotion would be tasteless and probably earn you a ban, but a great opportunity to position yourself as an educated entrepreneur and find others like that too.

The Art Of Advertising

topics: advertising, marketing
members: 29.812
activity: medium
promo: maybe if relevant to discussion
description: A group on advertising, founded by prominent marketing expert Dan Henry. I've seen some nice tips and advice here, lots of clever people share valuable insight. Good place to participate.

60 Second Persuasion

topics: marketing
members: 20.498
activity: high
promo: possible
description: This group can be described as a rising star about marketing groups. The admin, Bushra Azhar, is an iconic figure and businesswoman, and does a tremendous job of managing and leading the group. I've seen tons of valuable content in here. Kindly recommended.

Entrepreneurs Only

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 98.984
activity: medium
promo: possible
description: Not a heavily moderated group, which has its pros and cons. Lots of people post promo without any engagement on their posts, though they probably do get some traffic given the big number of members in this group.

Future Marketing

topics: marketing
members: 6.438
activity: medium
promo: possible, talk to admins
description: This group is not really big but it's growing fast. Good moderation, the admins are very friendly. Great content too, highly recommended.

The Content Marketing Lounge

topics: marketing
members: 3.683
activity: high
promo: possible, talk to admins
description: Great activity and engagement going on given that the size of this group is still not huge. Participation is worth it.

Copy Monk

topics: copywriting, marketing
members: 5.402
activity: medium
promo: possible, talk to admins
description: A group primarily about copywriting, naturally the content spills over into marketing a lot. Great content too, I've learned a ton here personally, admins do a good job as well. Plus, how cool of a name is that for a marketing group, it sounds like some kung-fu knowing copywriter/shaolin, right? :)

Niche Hacks

topics: marketing, affiliate, SEO
members: 48.827
activity: medium
promo: not sure, talk to admin
description: Primary focus of this group is blogging, copywriting and affiliate marketing, but as social media and SEO keep getting more and more intertwined you might want to take a look. Good job by admin of keeping the group useful.

Freedom Hackers

topics: entrepreneurship, online business
members: 47.186
activity: medium-high
promo: possible if relevant and valuable to discussion
description: Various entrepreneur tips, tricks and strategies are being discussed, with the focus being on online entrepreneurship. This one group is particularly close to my heart since the experiences and practices of free spirited people are being shared, anyone looking to design their lifestyle for independence and adventure will benefit from joining. The admin, Kimra Luna, is an influential marketer herself and does a great job of making sure the group stays fun and useful.

Millionaire Mindset | Entrepreneurs Club

topics: entrepreneurship, motivation
members: 26.413
activity: medium-high
promo: probably not
description: While the group is focused on entrepreneurs, there is a heavy accent on motivation. Valuable insight and contribution is welcome to the group, building a voice and an authority can be practiced here.

Solopreneur Society

topics: solopreneurs, entrepreneurship
members: 6.880
activity: medium
promo: possible on Wednesdays
description: You can be a solopreneur and yet not be alone. Fellow solopreneurs share their pains and joys, their advice and insight. Personally close to heart since I'm mostly hustling solo myself. Medium group, but passionate leadership behind it, so I expect it to grow, if you share that opinion hop on the train. A must for those hustling solo.

Solopreneur Success

Solopreneur Success
topics: solopreneurship, entrepreneurship
members: 1.810
activity: medium
promo: promo days and hashtags with dedicated threads are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
description: A rather small group with some cool activity going on. Lots of promo days and hashtags, which is awesome. Personally expecting to see this group rise. The signals for growth are there, but also as a solopreneur myself nothing would make me happier than to see other solopreneurs get the critical support they need. If you hustle solo, this group is a must too.

Entrepreneurs - Lets Build Together

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 59.795
activity: low
promo: possible
description: Not a heavily moderated group, noticing lots of promo, and honestly some of the marketers there could try and do a better job of offering value. Still a good group.

Entrepreneur Mastermind

topics: Entrepreneur Mastermind, entrepreneurship, startups, founders, venture capital
members: 8.761
activity: medium-high
promo: only if solving someone's problem
description: A great medium-sized group for networking, collaboration, discussing ideas and exchanging of valuable resources for all startup people. The admin, Art Jonak, is close to a superhero since he is the only admin of the group, and yet the content is world class.

Connecting Startups

topics: startups, networking
members: 45,947
activity: medium
promo: allowed it seems
description: A decently sized group with the primary aim of connecting founders, startups, investors, job seekers and everyone in between. It doesn't appear to be heavily moderated, but still the core is about networking and not about plugging in your stuff. You could both offer and find value here, especially if you're looking for hires, mentors, investors, or a job.

The #HeroNation Email/E-Com Community

topics: marketing
members: 67,669
activity: high
promo: maybe if solving someone's problem
description: Big group with decent numbers of relevant posts and comments. Email and ecom experts and entrepreneurs exchange various tips and strategies. The group is founded by Alex Becker, or "The World's Best Looking Marketer". While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, naming himself that is undoubtedly a very smart marketing move. So expect to learn a lot. Alex makes sure the group runs like a well-oiled machine.

Click Funnels

topics: marketing
members: 187,565
activity: high
promo: hardly, maybe if solving someone's problem
description: The now classic online sales funnel builder's Facebook group. One of the biggest groups in the niche, engagement is also very good. In the words of the admins: "Don't be 'that guy' or 'that girl' AKA help and serve without an ulterior motive (and amazing things will happen)". Pretty much sums it up, provide value and you should see benefits.

Advertise Your Business or Page For Free 24/7

topics: free advertising
members: 342,326
activity: medium
promo: inevitable :)
description: This is a different type of Facebook group. You may have ran into this sort of stuff, huge number of members, not really gathered around a niche or any specific idea. Everybody is free to post their own product, deal, service, idea, maybe even try sell their old sofa. With 97.78% of the members are no different than you and me, meaning not looking to buy anything and trying to promote something of their own, you might discard this type of group as useless. I would urge you to take a closer look at the numbers - some of the posts get a few likes and comments, some of them even do well. Offering a deal makes tremendous sense here. Costs you just a few seconds, and you might be surprised.

Advertise your businesses, pages, or groups

topics: free advertising
members: 131,912
activity: medium
promo: inevitable :)
description: Another group of the same type described above, low engagement, not really targeted, but huge volume. This one has three times less members and it's still one of the biggest groups in this entire post. The sheer volume of users could be worth your while. Try things out. There are probably lots more of these groups out there, let me know if you are aware of another good one.

Linkedin groups

LinkedIn

Honestly, I expect more out of LinkedIn groups. Given how the network has this aura of seriousness and professionality about it, it seems unfitting that some of its biggest communities are not really engaged, or the engagement numbers are ridiculously small compared to the number of members. It's probably an indicator that people who are on LinkedIn just join these things and don't do much else. Still, there are tons of valuable discussions going on, value is being added and shared, and tasteful promotion can be successfully pulled off.

Social Mediopolis

topics: social media marketing
members: 1.871.036
activity: medium
promo: possible
description: A huge group, one of the biggest on LinkedIn. Probably vital for every social media manager and marketer on LinkedIn. I've connected with tons of people through this group, members are usually quite open and embracing about it. Some of the members post frequently and are experienced marketers themselves. The number of comments on the posts seems a little low sometimes, given the groups size, but there are a lot of things being posted too, so that kinda evens it out. Lots of blog posts are being shared, so that means the group is kinda liberal about promotion, though the content still needs to be relevant and useful. This group is a must.

topics: Social Media Marketing 2.1, social media marketing
members: 206.630
activity: medium
promo: possible
description: Similar to the group above, and created by the same group of people for the same purpose. UPDATE: It is now merged with the group above and both are Social Mediapolis

Social Media Today

topics: Social Media Today, social media
members: 234.303
activity: low
promo: possible
description: A group about all things social media. Lots of members, lots of posts (many of them plugs), and sadly not that much engagement on the posts.

Digital Marketing

topics: Digital Marketing, digital marketing
members: 1.159.300
activity: low
promo: possible
description: Given how much members this group has, it is probably worthwhile trying to participate. Tons of posts, many of them promo too. Efforts might result in some traffic.

Digital Marketing: Social Media, Search, Mobile & more

topics: Digital Marketing: Social Media, Search, Mobile & more, digital marketing, social media
members: 428.882
activity: low
promo: possible
description: Another big group on digital marketing and social media following a similar pattern with many huge LinkedIn groups - lots of posts with low engagement, which means promo is possible but the value of it is unknown.

Marketing, Sales, Social Media, and Advertising Innovators Innovation Network

topics: marketing, social media
members: 516.967
activity: low
promo: possible
description: Half a million members interested in marketing and social media, founded by Gerald "Solutionman" Haman, founder of solutionspeople.com and the International Innovation Association.

Marketing Communication

topics: marketing
members: 699.478
activity: medium
promo: possible
description: A group about messages and related media used to communicate with a market via advertising, social media, branding. Powered by marketingtechnews.net. One of the better groups on LinkedIn about marketing, with the occasional post with actual human engagement.

Marketing & Communication Network

Marketing and Communication Network
topics: marketing
members: 334.733
activity: low
promo: possible
description: Lots of marketing professionals, posting a lot with the occasional engagement.

Mobile Marketing & Advertising

topics: marketing, advertising
members: 254.082
activity: low
promo: possible
description: Another marketing group, also with focus on advertising as well, with the twist being around mobile.

On Startups - The Community For Entrepreneurs

topics: startups, entrepreneurship
members: 640.483
activity: not sure
promo: possible
description: One of the largest entrepreneurial startup groups. Besides marketing, topics covered are sales, financing, operations, hiring and other entrepreneurial evergreen. One of the rare LinkedIn group that still hasn't responded to my request to join :(. The founder is the current CTO of Hubspot, Dharmesh Shah.

Future Technology: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, IoT, Blockchain, Bitcoin | Startups

topics: tech, entrepreneurship
members: 82.486
activity: low
promo: possible
description: Lots of different promising topics covered, ranging from AI and robots to blockchain.

Cloud Computing, SaaS & Virtualization

topics: cloud, entrepreneurship
members: 453.132
activity: low
promo: possible
description: This group may not really belong in here with the rest of the communities, but it is included since a lot of business are online, and cloud computing and SaaS-oriented information is valuable to those entrepreneurs and founders.

Twitter chats

Twitter

Twitter chats usually happen on a determined day of the week, usually every week. They are hosted by a moderator, and all of the tweets under the hashtag being posted at the determined time are considered to participate in the chat, but they stay on Twitter forever as part of an archived discussion. There are some awesome things happening occasionally. You could technically spam under that exact hashtag during the hours while the chat goes on, but most of the participants are marketers such as yourself so they recognize spam easily and only get annoyed. Building relationships and learning is much more valuable. The glory days of this type of channel might be gone, but it's still a useful channel to keep an eye on.

BlogChat

topics: blogging, writing, SEO
members: few hundred
activity: medium-high
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Hosted by @BlogchatNews, an account Mack Collier who is himself a recognized social media marketer, the chat covers topics relevant to bloggers every Sunday night starting at 8pm Central. The chat has been going on for a while, Mack does a fantastic job and the discussions always cover things that bloggers struggle with.

SEO Chat

topics: SEO
members: a few hundred at least (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: medium
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Each Thursday at 10 AM PST, a different SEO or marketing expert hosts the #seochat. Lots of veterans and thought leaders participate.

ContentChat

topics: content marketing, marketing
members: a few dozen
activity: low
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Not sure about exact time, seems like it's Monday. Seems like users @SIMONne_Says and @SFerika have taken the responsibility of hosting.

LinkedInChat

topics: linkedin marketing, marketing
members: a few dozen
activity: medium
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Tuesdays at 8 PM ET, since I believe that LinkedIn will gain even more importance in the upcoming months I keep an eye on this chat, though I still haven't participated (I suck for this).

SmallBizChat

topics: business, entrepreneurship
members: not a lot it seems
activity: low
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Seems like Thursdays are the days for this chat, though the last Thursday I checked had no tweets. Not a lot engagement sadly, I think this chat has seen better days, though there are a few dedicated people that honestly try to offer value.

B2Bchat

topics: business, b2b
members: a few hundred (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: medium
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Thursdays 8 PM EST, one of the few Twitter chats that is still going strong. Recommended even if you are not a B2B at all.

MediaChat

topics: social media, media
members: a few dozen (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: medium
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Thursday 10 PM EST, hosted by the dedicated @Media_Chat and with a Facebook group counterpart, the chat is pretty engaged covering various topics such as social media and entrepreneurship.

TwitterSmarter

topics: social media, twitter
members: a few dozen (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: medium
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Hosted by prominent social media marketer Madalyn Sklar @MadalynSklar, Thursdays at 1 PM ET, good engagement.

MNCHour

topics: entrepreneurship, mumpreneurship
members: a few hundred (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: high
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: A chat for mumpreneurs, Wednesdays 3 PM. I'm not a mumpreneur (and probably never will be) but I keep an eye on this chat, because everyone knows that moms know best :).

Bufferchat

topics: social media
members: a few hundred (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: high
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Buffer are HustleCool's competition in a way, but that doesn't mean anything to me. Ok, it does a little... but still their chat is one of the best around. Yup, that was painful to write :). Check them out, good content.

HootChat

topics: social media
members: a few hundred (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: high
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Another one of HustleCool's arch-rivals hosts a highly engaged chat. Yeah, check them out as well while you're at it, they are done monthly.

Innochat

topics: innovation, entrepreneurship
members: a few dozen (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: medium
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Focused on innovation first, and all things that follow that topic along such as entrepreneurship. In fact, pretty much every topic seems to be followed by entrepreneurship these days... anyway, a great chat, give it a spin.

BrandChat

Brand Chat Caps
topics: branding, marketing
members: a few dozen (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: medium
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Wednesdays 10 AM CT, hosted by social media pros @MariaDuron, @Mr_Mcfly and @GeraldMoczynski, the most prominent chat about branding. The image above this description features users that have participated in the chat and won the special #BRANDCHAT cap, which cannot be bought and can only be won by participation. Very good example of branding, so clearly you can learn a lot here.

ChatSnap

topics: snapchat, social media
members: a few dozen (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: medium
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Every Wednesday 2 PM ET, this is the chat for SnapChat. Has a great ring to it, personally I haven't gotten to SnapChat yet so I've only checked this one one from a distance. Seems like there is some decent engagement, which is mostly all you need.

SproutChat

topics: marketing, social media
members: a few hundred (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: medium-high
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Hosted by SproutSocial every Wednesday 3 PM ET, another pretty engaged chat.

ContentWritingChat

topics: content marketing
members: a few dozen (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: medium
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Tuesdays at 10 AM ET, the chat for content writers and marketers. Good discussions going on, but it seems that they've skipped the last few Tuesdays, so it might not exist anymore... that's how Twitter chats are.

PRStudChat

topics: pr, marketing
members: a few hundred (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: high
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Not exactly fitting with the topics covered before, but I've seen some really cool ideas from journalists that could transfer well into marketing. Thursdays at 12 PM ET.

BizHeroes

topics: business, entrepreneurship
members: a few dozen (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: medium
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Advice on business, Tuesdays at 2 PM ET, decent engagement and some knowledgeable participants.

EcomChat

topics: ecommerce, marketing
members: a few hundred
activity: medium
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Primarily focused on ecommerce, but that's why you can spot some previously unheard-of marketing tips shared for the first time here. Mondays 1PM UK time. Recommended.

MillennialTalk

topics: entrepreneurship
members: a few dozen (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: medium
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Given how much importance everyone gives to millennials, you might want to keep an eye on this hashtag about millennial entrepreneurs (and according to us, we are all entrepreneurs). Tuesdays 8 PM ET.

PPCChat

topics: ads, pay per click, marketing
members: a few dozen (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: high
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: A channel for pay per click ads, good lessons for marketers as well. Very good activity the last time I checked.

CMWorld

topics: content marketing
members: a few dozen (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: low
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Tuesdays at 12 PM ET, conversations about content marketing. As I recently became an active content writer and will probably be one for the rest of my life, the community and knowledge gathered here have been of great value to me. Recommended.

SEMrushchat

topics: SEO
members: a few hundred (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: high
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Hosted by the team of the evergreen SEO tool SEMRush, a great way to tune in on the latest topics in SEO. 11 AM ET on Wednesday, one of the most engaged Twitter chats, and one where you can learn a lot by participating.

SEOTalk

topics: SEO
members: a few dozen (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: high
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Chat about SEO, very good engagement and advice, Mondays at 12 PM (not sure about this).

SEOChat

topics: SEO
members: a few hundred (estimated from tweet engagement)
activity: high
promo: discouraged, maybe if relevant
description: Thursdays at 1 PM ET, one of the most engaged chats about SEO, definitely worth taking a look into.

Youtube channels

Youtube

For some reason I have a feeling that Facebook have been hitting Google hard, and the push that Facebook makes for video fits into this paradigm. The battle for video is just beginning, and even though Facebook have withstood Google's attempt to destroy them with Google+, and are actually stepping into Google's territory by becoming a sort of search engine by themselves, YouTube is still the undisputed heavyweight when it comes to video. Since video production is hard, building your community there is supplemented by bringing value with comments. Of course, you comment on videos from channels relevant to your product, sometimes even the ones from companies that could be considered your competitors too. For social media marketers and entrepreneurs, these are the essential channels to keep an eye on.

Jeffrey Gitomer's Sales Training Channel

topics: sales, marketing
members: 45.000
activity: low
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: Renowned sales author Jeffrey Gitomer shares sales advice from his years and years of experience. I've read some of his books, didn't resonate that much with me but it still had good material. Channel hasn't been active lately, audience is almost dormant.

influenceatwork

topics: marketing
members: 119.000
activity: low
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: Not sure if the channel is actually by Robert Cialdini, seems like it is. If you haven't heard of Robert Cialdini, well, google him and thank me later. His book 'Influence' is very non-ironically influential, and one of the most quoted resources on the science of persuasion. The videos are very good, though the activity of the channel is not as high as I would expect.

Brian Dean

topics: SEO, marketing
members: 163.000
activity: high
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: The Youtube channel of SEO superstar Brian Dean, who has very successfully branched out to video as well. In fact he is my favourite example on how you should approach video. As usual, he does a lot of research and thought into his material, so just the material is worth pure gold. The people that follow him are highly engaged marketing and SEO enthusiasts.

Gary Vaynerchuk

topics: mm, like, every thing hustle
members: 1.692.398
activity: probably highest on this list
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: Hopefully you don't hear about Gary Vee for the first time in your life. Well, ok, it's not that it's as important as listening to your significant other or something, but as one of the original online influencers and social media stars, you always want to keep an eye on Gary Vee. What he does best is stir up massive amounts of audience engagement, thus forming powerful communities pretty much wherever he sets foot online. Yup, this one is a must.

AskGaryVee

topics: well, again, every thing hustle
members: 172.000
activity: huge
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: Another channel by Gary Vee, he answers user questions here on the popular #AskGaryVee hashtag. Not as many subscribers, which is probably even better because the ones subscribed here are even more engaged and passionate than the ones subscribed to his original channel. This one is a must too.

Neil Patel

topics: digital marketing
members: 200.000
activity: high
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: Prominent marketer and SEO expert Neil Patel's channel, covering various relevant topics. Publishes videos regularly, often few times a week. Highly engaged community, highly recommended.

Freedom Influencer

topics: affiliate, marketing
members: 234.000
activity: medium
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: A well engaged channel on affiliate marketing, run by Nathan Lucas.

Grant Cardone

topics: sales, entrepreneurship
members: 821.000
activity: medium-high
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: If you frequent communities about entrepreneurship or hustle, you have probably come across the phrase '10x'. Well, Grant Cardone is the godfather of it, he is the author of the book 'The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure', which should probably be a homework assignment for all aspiring entrepreneurs. His Youtube channel is well engage, highly recommended both for learning and participating.

Brian Tracy

topics: productivity, entrepreneurship
members: 734.000
activity: high
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: I am a big fan of Brian Tracy's work. Not even sure how many books he has published on various topics around productivity and success, and I've gotten a lot of them. The concept of 'Eating The Frog', or doing the hardest task first thing in the morning, has been a real game changer. Well run channel, highly recommended.

Ahrefs

topics: SEO
members: 28.000
activity: high
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: ahrefs is one of the most well known and established SEO products online, and while their youtube channel doesn't flaunt hundreds of thousands of subscribers, their community seems highly engaged and motivated.

Income School

topics: online entrepreneurship, passive income
members: 31.000
activity: medium-high
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: A channel worth looking into, lots of videos being published few times a week. Community isn't huge but participates quite a lot in the comments section.

Jordan Platten

topics: social media marketing
members: 12.000
activity: medium-high
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: Run by Jordan Platten, this is the type of youtube (or any other type of) channel that I keep a close eye on. Publishes quality videos regularly, not very crowded yet but showing promising signs of growth, will probably get huge if the quality is kept at the same level. Recommended, there are probably a few other similar channels that I'm missing and I'd love to get to know about them, let me know if you have any ideas.

Ollie Chapman

topics: social media, entrepreneurship
members: 11.000
activity: medium-high
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: Not that many videos published, but highly targeted and relevant to anything social media, and the content is very good too. Nothing published in the last month, which may be worrying but I personally know how hard it is to stay consistent, so Ollie Chapman gets some slack :). Hope he continues publishing awesome content, his community has a lot of potential.

Justin Bryant

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 189.000
activity: low
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: An impressive size of the community, but seems poorly engaged. Which is kinda strange since the videos are good and published regularly and with high frequency. Various topics covered on online entrepreneurship and passive income strategies, good content, hope the big audience number translates into better engagement soon.

IgniteVisibility

topics: digital marketing
members: 19.000
activity: medium-high
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: Frequently publishing high-quality advice on digital marketing, one of the possible rising stars of youtube channels. Community is engaged, though seems like it varies highly depending on video per video - for example one videos has 30.000 views and the next one has 200. Still, John Lincoln, the owner of the channel, publishes regularly, which is the most important factor in this game, and I believe his subscriber numbers could explode really soon.

Entrepreneur

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 468.000
activity: tiny
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: The iconic entrepreneurship magazine has almost half a million subscribers, which makes its abysmal views on their videos... strange, I guess. They do publish a lot though, as much as you might expect from a big publisher like Entrepreneur. This is actually a counter-example, since the community of this channel seems to be almost non-existent. If you're like me, you're probably thinking about this anomaly, and possibly how that might be somehow... utilized... I don't know, check it out.

HubSpot

topics: marketing
members: 62.000
activity: huge
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: I suspect that I am a Hubspot fanboy. Can't remember another company or product that applied the 'offer value first' principle as smoothly as Hubspot did. Their channel has a big number of highly passionate sales and marketing enthusiasts, I would say it is a must.

BuzzSumo

topics: SEO, marketing
members: 1.100
activity: high
promo: it's youtube's comment section, worst things have happened here :)
description: While the number of subscribers is not that big, BuzzSumo's channel is a great example of high audience engagement. Their videos regularly have more views than the size of their youtube community. To be fair, they probably bring traffic from outside youtube, but still that is a great asset and a smart way to build a community.

Medium topics, tags, publications and authors

Medium

Medium is a perfect tool for people that just want to get to blogging and writing and not really worry about the other headaches that come with it. So much value is created every day that it's impossible to even consume it. I've found that building a following and an audience on Medium is not really easy, but not really hard neither. Power and influence tends to centralize a little, which is not in favour of an upstart, but offering value still goes a long way. Contribute with your thoughts and comments, people will appreciate it, but please, please, read the entire article first! Even if it's a slightly faster read, make sure you know what you're talking about. The patience and focus will pay off. Content is organized by both tags, which are hashtags assigned by the authors, and topics, which are determined by Medium. An author can write independently or under a publication. The most important tags and topics will just be listed, and the authors and publications with big followings that generated debates and have communities naturally form around them will be described in a little more details.

Topics

Marketing

topics: marketing
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium marketing topic.

Technology

topics: technology
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium technology topic.

Business

topics: business
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium business topic.

Leadership

topics: leadership
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium leadership topic.

Productivity

topics: productivity
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium productivity topic.

Work

topics: work
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium work topic.

Creativity

topics: creativity
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium creativity topic.

Psychology

topics: psychology
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium psychology topic.

Tags

Writing

topics: writing
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium writing tag.

Entrepreneurship

topics: entrepreneurship
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium entrepreneurship tag.

Startup

topics: startup
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium startup tag.

Social Media Marketing

topics: social media marketing
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium social media marketing tag.

Marketing

topics: marketing
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium marketing tag.

Content Marketing

topics: content marketing
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium content marketing tag.

Digital Marketing

topics: digital marketing
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium digital marketing tag.

Social Media

topics: social media
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium social media tag.

Online Marketing

topics: online marketing
members: /
activity: /
promo: maybe if relevant
description: The Medium online marketing tag.

Authors

Ev Williams

topics: tech, entrepreneurship
members: 205.000 followers
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Ev Williams is the CEO of Medium, co-founder of Twitter, and in his own words, 'thinker of thoughts'.

Biz Stone

topics: tech, entrepreneurship
members: 203.000 followers
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Co-founder of Twitter and Medium. His posts generate lots of comments and reaction, worth keeping an eye on.

Larry Kim

topics: social media, marketing, SEO
members: 194.000 followers
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Personally I consider Larry Kim to be the best writer on social media. He is the founder of WordStream, an online advertising service, and the CEO of MobileMonkey, a codeless chatbot building platform. This guy knows what he's talking about, I've seen many good tips for the first time in his writings. Seems kinda underappreciated though, not getting tons of claps or responses, which I always equate to seeing value where others have missed it. I would say following Larry's writing and his audience's engagement is a must.

Nir Eyal

topics: tech, entrepreneurship
members: 206.000 followers
activity: medium
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: The author of the book 'Hooked - how to build habit forming products', practitioner of dark magic that makes the lives of your users impossible without your product. For me, marketing is always psychology, and that's why Nir Eyal is included and highly recommended.

Marc Andreessen

topics: tech, entrepreneurship
members: 206.000 followers
activity: low
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Marc Andreessen is a legend. Engineer turned investor, he was a cofounder of Netscape, and is now cofounder of one of the most famous venture capital firms ever, Andreessen Horowitz, having invested in many, many, many successful startups. Andreessen is not very active on medium and doesn't publish often.

Gary Vee

topics: entrepreneurship, social media
members: 290.000
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Not sure how many times I mentioned Gary Vee in this post. Well, there's no denying that he is a cool guy, follow him everywhere, learn as much as you can, participate.

Tom Kuegler

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 25.000 followers
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: A travel blogger, productivity hacker, a generally cool guy to read and follow. Publishes a lot, which as a fellow hustle lover is something I have only the utmost respect for. His writings also have another rare quality - they make you think. It happens quite rare these days, but I've read stuff from Tom that I haven't really seen elsewhere before, and that puts him on my must watch list. His audience is well engaged, but in my opinion some of his articles deserve to have more responses.

Jon Westenberg

topics: entrepreneurship, productivity, tech
members: 125.000 followers
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: One of the most prominent Medium writers, covering the hottest topics of today, startups, entrepreneurship, technology. Unique voice and tone, can spark a debate, which is what I like about him. Highly recommended.

Benjamin Hardy

topics: productivity, startups, entrepreneurship
members: 208.000 followers
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Probably the most prolific author on productivity, Benjamin Hardy regularly publishes high quality content on getting stuff done better, faster, more efficient. As is the nature of these topics, his writings usually intersect with the areas around entrepreneurial thought and mindset. He has some of the highest ratios of comments per article on Medium I've seen. The community around his writings is passionated and engaged. Highly, highly recommended, both reading and participating.

Yann Girard

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 50.000 followers
activity: low
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: A consistent writer with a unique style differing from your typical Medium author - his posts are usually short, a few sentences of condensed wisdom published with consistency. Seems more like Twitter actually. Check him out.

Marko Saric

topics: social media, startups
members: 2.400 followers
activity: low
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: A growth hacker and marketer, has started to publish more in the last few months.

Jason Fried

topics: tech, startups
members: 209.000 followers
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Founder and CEO of Basecamp, productivity author. Audiences love him, so should you.

DHH

topics: tech, startups
members: 125.000
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Founder and CTO of Basecamp, creator of Ruby on Rails. Impressive, right? Pretty much everything that David Heinemeier Hansson writes gets a few thousand claps and a bunch of responses.

M.G. Siegler

topics: tech, startups
members: 163.000 followers
activity: medium
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: An expert on marketing and branding, some articles of his have generated a lot of debate.

Julie Zhuo

topics: startups, entrepreneurship
members: 186.000
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Product Design VP at Facebook, awesome, awesome content on many things startup. Her posts have lots of responses.

Mayo Oshin

topics: entrepreneurship
members: 1.800 followers
activity: low
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: On his way to becoming a prominent writer. I've read some of the things Mayo has written and think he will grow into a much more recognized Medium author. He succeeds in inticing high levels of engagement from his audience, keeping him on my list of people I watch closely and hope to see them build even greater audience and presence.

Nat Eliason

topics: growth hacking
members: 14.200 followers
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Host of the 'Made You Think' podcast, I think Nat Eliason is an original and independent thinker, doesn't really write that much but generates lots of engagement with his content. Recommended.

Nicolas Cole

topics: marketing, entrepreneurship (among many others)
members: 37.000 followers
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Nicolas Cole is one of the most prolific writers currently on Medium, and probably outside of Medium as well. Man, this guy writes! And the best part is that the level of quality is not sacrificed at the altar of quantity. Covering a huge number of topics around startups and marketing, but also often delving into mindset and motivation areas, I often find myself clicking his links in my Medium newsletter even though I don't know the articles are his. Generating amazing amounts of engagement from his audience, the community gathered around him looks like a fun crowd of inspired people. I say Nicolas Cole is a must read.

Scott Galloway

topics: marketing, social media
members: 15.900 followers
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: My personal favourite Medium author about marketing and social media. His loyal fan base generates tons of engagement on pretty much all of his articles. Highly recommended.

Andy Raskin

topics: startups, entrepreneurship
members: 26.000
activity: medium
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Andy Raskin helps startups pitch, present, persuade, tell their story. His insights are valuable, and while he has taken a break from writing for a few months, he is back with an article published just today. Hope he continues to post.

Tim Denning

topics: startups, entrepreneurship
members: 26.000
activity: low
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Primarily a productivity writer it seems, but I've read some great stuff that generally any entrepreneur might find useful. I expect to see Tim Denning's audience become more engaged in the following months.

Kyle Sergeant

topics: branding, marketing
members: 10.200
activity: low
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Kyle Sergeant publishes articles on Medium for a few months, and that's the main reason why I believe he doesn't get more traction and attention from readers. I like his content, think his audience will grow.

Publications

The Mission

topics: learning, tech
members: 275.000 followers
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: One of the best publications on Medium. In their own words: 'a publication dedicated to accelerated learning, tech, antifragility, and definite optimism'.

The Startup

topics: startups
members: 384.000 followers
activity: varies
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Another Medium evergreen, The Startup is the top Medium place for resources and advice. They do publish a lot of articles, so not all of them get much engagement.

Marketing And Growth Hacking

topics: marketing, growth hacking
members: 5.000-10.000 (estimated)
activity: low
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Publication about marketing and growth hacking tips. Not sure about number of followers, they have around 9000 Twitter followers. There is a lot of content being published, audience engagement seems to depend on the author's popularity as well.

Art Plus Marketing

topics: marketing
members: 84.000 followers
activity: high
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: Storytelling in the digital age. I've seen amazing articles here, with tons of user engagement.

Behaviour Design

topics: marketing
members: 50.000 (estimate)
activity: medium
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: The publication of Nir Eyal about behavioural psychology and how it applies in marketing, along with several other authors being published here as well.

Traffic And Copy

topics: growth hacking
members: 20.000 followers
activity: low
promo: maybe, if relevant
description: A Medium publication for the Facebook group of the same name, ran by Charlie Price and Vince Clancy. Lots of great content, think their engagement numbers will soon explode and they will have a huge and vibrant Medium audience as well.

Slack channels

Slack

Out of all the different types of communities, slack channels are the most cutting edge. The free plan of slack only allows for 10.000 messages so you might miss out on a few things if you're not a paying user. Still, a lot of these communities are worth participating into. I'm sure there are many more that I have never noticed, these are some of the ones I'm into.

Online Geniuses

topics: marketing, affiliate, social media, SEO, PPC
members: 20.000
activity: high
promo: allowed
description: The largest Slack community about marketing. All the channels are pretty active, a great starting point for both learning and connecting with marketers.

Backlinks Chat

topics: SEO, guest posting
members: 900
activity: low
promo: allowed it seems
description: People look for guest post opportunities here, there's a channel on traffic boosting too.

Growmance

topics: growth hacks, marketing
members: 3600
activity: medium
promo: maybe if relevant, dedicated channels for promo too
description: One of the best channels on growth hacking, quite a big number of active members. My personal favourite so far.

Marketer Chat

topics: all things marketing
members: 3000
activity: low-medium
promo: maybe if relevant, dedicated channels for promo too
description: A relatively well engage community of marketers, dedicated promo channel.

Profit Society

topics: marketing, affiliate, social media, SEO
members: 250
activity: low
promo: allowed
description: Slack chat about all things business online. Not that many members and activity.

Wheeeew! That's a lot of communities! Have I forgotten your community? Don't be mad, instead contact me and I'll make sure I add it, as long as a) it's a community and b) it's about either social media or entrepreneurs. In the words of one of my childhood heroes - all righty then. Hope you'll participate and be useful in these amazing communities.

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