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. (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
  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: do live Q&A for about an hour after the program is complete.

~ Linked Strategies Team ~

Nate Kievman

About the author

Nate Kievman

Nathan Kievman is a highly sought after Digital Strategist, bringing a no nonsense business approach to digital and social strategies. His company, Linked Strategies is a consulting firm that specializes in measurable LinkedIn Client & Talent Acquisition Campaigns, helping companies from around the world find the fastest path to their target market today through services, training and technologies. Having helped his clients generate more than $100 million in new deals through LinkedIn, his company specializes in using LinkedIn and Socially Verified Email strategies to deliver their clients a steady stream of highly targeted and pre-qualified appointments with top executives, CEOs, VPs, thought leaders and other key decision makers who are typically hard to reach. Serving more than 250 clients over the past several years, Linked Strategies has helped its clients generate thousands of inbound appointments with entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives from startups to large companies such as Sony, Adobe, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Apple, Ogilvy, SAP, Cicso, HP, LinkedIn, Verizon, Facebook, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and thousands of others. The bottom line… Linked Strategies provides you access to either a highly targeted few, or up to thousands of new prospects, high caliber talent, investor relationships or media opportunities in as little as 30 to 60 days, guaranteed. For a free assessment and Target Market Analysis to determine if working together would be a fit, contact us at