In order to identify the most valuable top 20 groups on LinkedIn for business, we had to identify the areas of interest to businesses in this new social environment.

Numbers don’t matter as much as quality, though they help! The measurements used to rank these groups are:

  • Quality of content
  • Size of the Group
  • User Engagement
  • Value added Features

Categories included in our list are:

  • Social Media
  • LinkedIn
  • Management
  • PR & Communications
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • Executive Issues
  • HR
  • General Business

Of course there are many other areas of interest to entrepreneurs, business owners and corporate representatives. These are the best groups for business, however the field is always changing, so we may come back and update this list occasionally as new players enter the field with great value!We would love your feedback and comments.

Here is our list in no particular order:

  1. Social Media Marketing
  2. Linked Strategies (disclaimer – this is my own group)
  3. eMarketing Association Network
  4. Executive Suite
  5. On Startups – The Community For Entrepreneurs
  6. Consultants Network
  7. TopLinked.com (Open Networkers)
  8. Innovative Marketing, PR, Sales, Word-of-Mouth & Buzz Innovators
  9. ! Sales Best Practices
  10. Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce
  11. OneCoach
  12. Inbound Marketers – For Marketing Professionals
  13. Digital Marketing
  14. SalesBlogcast.com
  15. Social Media Today
  16. Public Relations and Communications Professionals
  17. Leadership Think Tank
  18. Training&Development
  19. ThoseinMedia
  20. Linked:HR (#1 Human Resources Group)

Remember, we are here to report the top groups related to business.We understand there are passionate feelings about some of these groups on the positive and negative side of the LinkedIn Etiquette status quo.That said, if you have any questions, feel free to join us for our LinkedIn Strategies f.ree webinar at: www.linkedintomarketing.com/blog/webinar-optin.htm.We do live Q&A for about an hour after the program is complete.

~ Linked Strategies Team ~

5 Responses to “Top 20 Recommended Linkedin Groups for Business”

  1. Spring says:

    Thanks for this contribution! I like your top measurement “Quality of content” and agree with you that “Numbers don’t matter as much as quality”!

    Hope next time you will announce the Top 20 Recommended LinkedIn Groups for “Life and Personal Development”.

    Welcome to try the new innovative and inspirational group “Spring Magic Life – The Society for Love, Wisdom and Happiness”.
    http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2610143

  2. Hi Nate,

    Thanks for the reference to our Sales Best Practices group!

    Most of the success is due to the quality of contributions of our members, and the amazing (& boring) moderating job of our admin and moderator volunteers.

    Feel free to join us :
    http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=35771

    We currently research some local team leaders able to organize local meetings for some more advanced professional exchanges and connections between our business members.
    If some of your readers or yourself are interested, just claim it in our Linkedin discussion forum.

    Cheers,

    LJVD

  3. Doug Ales says:

    Thank you Nate.

    At this time we get 50 groups. What do you think of this allocation strategy?
    10 business groups from the above list
    10 geographical groups covering the areas you do business
    10 industry specific groups
    10 groups that match your personal interests and hobbies
    10 company specific groups, such as your own company or major current or targeted clients

    Nate I would like to know your opinion on this approach.

  4. You need to check out http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Sales-Marketing-Executives-CSO-CMO-78609/about

    Largest Sales/MarketingExecutives group on LinkedIn – no spam – all discussions

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