12 Slack Communities for SEOs and Marketers to Join in 2020
Online communities for professional groups are almost as old as the internet itself.
From early online forums, to chat and messenger groups, marketing communities now are as popular as ever. Reddit, Zoom, and other online platforms have made it easy to create and maintain such communities.
However, Slack is one of the biggest and best platforms for marketing professionals to congregate.
As a messenger app, it is highly intuitive and easy to create and manage a community. You can also customize a community with different channels and pinned resources.
If you’re a marketing professional and looking to meet with others in your field, you will be very interested in our list of these 15 Slack communities.
What Is a Marketing Community?
Marketing communities on Slack are places for professionals in the field to meet in an online space.
Some benefits of Slack communities for marketers:
- Stay updated – Members can share insights and trends, stay up to date on best practices, and provide advice from experts to newbies just starting out.
- Niche down – You can find larger communities that don’t focus on any particular topic, as well as smaller niche communities for specialists.
- Access to industry experts – You will find some founded by industry experts to provide advice, as well as those founded by like-minded peers to share ideas and resources.
12 SEO Slack Communities
Regardless of what you want out of a Slack community, you will be able to find one to suit your needs.
I’m glad you asked. Here are 12 of the best Slack communities for SEO and marketing professionals:
OnlineGeniuses is a free community that began as a Skype chat group. It was founded by David Markovich, a leader in the digital marketing field, to bring other experts together. Its membership has grown to include digital marketers, SEO specialists, and even IT professionals.
It includes discussions on every possible topic for the field. People can share insights and trends, or help each other find jobs and networking opportunities. There are live events for members hosted regularly across America. They also host regular Q&A sessions for members with experts like Rand Fishkin, Gary Vaynerchuk or Dmitry Gerasimenko.
OnlineGeniuses really is a community, in almost every sense of the word, but it has lasted because of a commitment to quality. Every member who signs up is vetted before being accepted into the group to maintain the quality of discussions.
Sign up page: https://onlinegeniuses.com/sign-up/
2. Traffic Think Tank (Paid)
Traffic Think Tank (TTT) is a Slack community founded by Matthew Barby, Ian Howells, and Nick Eubanks. All three are experts in the SEO world, and they formed “TTT” to share their insights and expertise with other SEO professionals.
You have to pay to join the community, with two different price levels depending on if you want to learn, take part in discussions, or both. You can access hundreds of hours’ worth of videos and get access to private webinars and training connections with other experts.
If you are just starting out in SEO or want advice on how to advance your skills, it can be well worth the price of admission. Even if you just join for a short period to get your feet pointed in the right direction, you can get what you need in only a couple of months.
Sign up page: https://trafficthinktank.com/
BigSEO started from a Subreddit of the same name
Sign up page: fill out this Google form.
#Backlinks is a free-to-join community of fellow digital marketers. It specifically focuses on discussions and advice for getting backlinks and content marketing. Members share new trends and articles talking about best practices for both areas of online marketing. They also share content ideas and new opportunities they find for guest posts with each other.
To keep the different types of discussions separate, there are three channels. There is one for general, random, and guest post conversations. Then there are smaller channels for different industries, like healthcare or ecommerce, for sharing industry-specific insights.
Guest posting is usually the main area of focus, and generates the most discussion among members. To that end, the main channel includes a link to a live Google spreadsheet with guest posting opportunities. You can also share guest posts so you can build relationships and seize opportunities within the Slack community.
Sign up page: https://brainspin.typeform.com/to/EC0vg7
5. CRO Growth Hacks
CRO Growth Hacks is a Slack group specifically for discussions on Conversion Rate Optimization. It was founded as a community by like-minded peers to openly exchange ideas and advice. There is also a channel to post open jobs for people working in the field, and there are regular Q&A sessions and giveaways for members.
Otherwise, the channels are separated into different areas or strategies of conversions. There are channels for SEO, social media, chatbots, and more. If you join, you can learn new strategies to drive more online conversions through different means available to you.
Lastly, they have a channel for members to promote their own business, blog posts, videos, and so on. You can also either offer or look for networking opportunities with other members. Members can host or join meetings and webinars for each other, or just share insights in regular chats.
Sign up page: https://www.ometrics.com/cro-growth-hacks/
Buffer is a community founded by the SEO company of the same name. It grew out of their large social media following that already included many professionals in the field. Now, they formed a Slack community with over 6,000 active members.
As a marketing community on Slack, Buffer is more general and covers any and every topic a marketer would talk abou, includingt:
- Social media marketing
- Content marketing
- Video marketing
- Web development
It is very ably moderated to promote discussion, challenges, advice, and support among the membership. You can also just go to their channels for sharing funny memes or gifs to have fun among your peers.
Sign up page: https://buffer.com/community
7. Creative Tribes (Paid)
Creative Tribes is a paid Slack community with a one-time entry fee of $27. It has similar origins as Buffer. It was founded by another digital marketing company — CreativeTribes.co. Like the company that created it, the focus for discussions began with SEO and digital marketing.
It also includes channels for entrepreneurs, startup founders, and professionals in related fields:
- Web development
- Data analysts
There are regular Q&A sessions within the Slack community with experts in the industry for members to take part in. Members also share new podcasts and articles to help each other grow in their careers.
Sign up page: https://creativetribes.co/slack/#join
Growmance is a free Slack group founded by Ondrej Kubala as a way to share his expertise with other professionals in the industry. He liked discussing topics related to the line of work, and his enthusiasm proved to be attractive to his peers as it now includes more than 3,000 members.
People from all over the world have joined, all to share in the discussion about marketing, growth, tips and trends. There is a channel for members to promote each other’s content, and to share their favourite marketing book recommendations. For those looking for new work there is also a job offers channel for relevant positions.
Sign up page: https://slofile.com/slack/growmance
9. Marketers Chat
Marketers Chat is a marketing community in Slack founded by Syed Irfaq, who is the CEO and founder of Lukonet. He was motivated by what he saw as a problem that existed in communication between affiliate and internet marketers.
There were some groups on forums and other chats, but to Syed they were not organized very well. Slack was better for the discussions that a community of affiliate and digital marketers could have with each other.
He created several channels specifically to organize discussion for relevant topics, including:
- PPC advertising
- Marketing tools
- Social media marketing
- Blogging and content marketing
Professionals are encouraged to share strategies and trends to help each other out. Members include beginners, but also other industry leaders and entrepreneurs. With over 3,000 members, there are always active discussions on several topics each day. Like other communities, there are also channels to share news, promote your work, and look for jobs.
Sign up page: https://slofile.com/slack/marketer
10. Startup Chat (Paid)
Startup Chat is a large Slack community with over 7,500 members. It was founded by like-minded entrepreneurs who wanted to share success stories and insights with other startups. Even people who are planning to start their own business in the marketing industry can join to get advice on their startup.
There are channels for Q&A sessions with successful startup owners and professionals. There are channels for specific countries so people can get advice relevant to their location. You can even find partnerships among other startup owners who are willing to help your business out. All the advice and resources can be a big help to new startups from inexperienced entrepreneurs.
Sign up page: https://startup.chat/
#Measure Chat is a community that was founded by people who met at the Web Analytics Association and became friends. They kept up communication with each other on social media, which proved inadequate for their discussions. Lee Isensee is the one who founded the Slack community specifically for this group of friends, as well as other professionals.
It is a free group to join, and has grown to over 7,000 members. It welcomes people of any level of experience in the marketing industry. It includes links and recommendations for conferences and job postings.
Unlike other communities listed here, #Measure Chat likes to limit the number of channels to a certain extent. It does lead to busier, more lively discussions among the membership. They invite major industry experts for discussions, and to be available for direct messages. As a fun twist, they send special gifts to top members every year.
Sign up page: Fill out this Google form.
12. Loganix Community
At Loganix we have formed our own Slack community for people in the digital marketing field. Membership includes experts who answer questions relating to SEO, paid ads, and other elements of marketing.
Members are encouraged to share experience and tips with each other. Loganix staff are also members and offer personalized advice to help improve marketing campaigns. Otherwise, you can share industry news, job openings, career advice and networking opportunities.
For people who want to unwind and have fun with their peers, there are channels to share memes, jokes, rumours and gossip relating to the industry.
Sign up page: https://loganix.com/community/
There are many marketing communities in Slack with thousands of members to help professionals with every part of their work.
From simple tips and advice to resources like Q&A sessions, to job and networking opportunities.
You can find advice for marketing in specific industries or countries, or for different areas of digital marketing. You can communicate with your peers with similar levels of experience, or seek advice from leading experts in your field. You won’t find many more valuable resources for
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