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Make it easier to find your group & posts

You can make your group easier to search for and browse. You can also make it easier to search for posts by labeling them with tags or categories.

Allow people to see your group in Groups search results

You can set your group to appear in Google Groups search results to make it easier for people to find your group. If this is turned off, people need to be invited to the group by the owner.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.

  2. Click My Groups.

  3. Choose a group.

  4. Near the top right, click Manage.

  5. Click Permissions and then Basic permissions.

  6. Next to "View topics," click the Down arrow Down Arrow.

  7. Under "Recent discussions," select who should be able to view posts in search results.

  8. Click Save.

Allow people to see your group in the Google Groups directory

You can help people find your group by listing it in the Google Groups directory. To see the directory, from the Google Groups homepage, click Browse all.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.

  2. Click My Groups.

  3. Choose a group.

  4. Near the top right, click Manage.

  5. Click Information and then Directory.

  6. Click List this group in the Groups directory.

  7. Click Save.

Turn on tags or categories

If you’re an owner or manager, you can turn on tags or categories to organize a group’s posts.

  • Turn on tags to label posts with keywords. Owners and managers can create tags, and members can use them to label posts.

  • Turn on categories to organize the first page in a group into a list of categories. Posts are sorted into those categories.

You can only turn on tags or categories, but not both at the same time..

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.

  2. Click My Groups.

  3. Choose a group.

  4. Near the top right, click Manage.

  5. On the left, click Settings.

  6. Choose Tags or Categories.

    • To switch from Tags to Categories, click Enable categories.

    • To switch from Categories to Tags, click Enable tags.

  7. Enter keywords to use for the tags or categories that will organize posts in your group.

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