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Facebook Advertising With A Direct Link?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by giveitlegs, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. giveitlegs

    giveitlegs Regular Member

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    I just got hosed on FB last night. :(

    Bought 20 FB VCCs (from a couple of vendors from here).

    I'm an affiliate for MarketHealth and they're paying $35 for CPA on many of their offers.

    Used direct linkng to my teeth whitening URL, but I used a URL shortener in the FB URL space (I used cli.gs because I like the analytics). Had several different versions of a tooth whitening ad.

    Posted all 20 ads from 20 different accounts. Each time I posted, I closed all browsers, clear ALL cookies/temp files with batch files for both IE and FF and then scroll ed my public IP and spoofed user agent with ProxyFirewall (checked it each time with GRC dot com Shield's Up product, which is one of the best I've found to run on the web to really CONFIRM what you look like to web servers/other boxes online).

    Then would register a new FB account with info, activate account, do the VISA business network thing, make my ad and add it.

    The ad would last for about 20 minutes and then BAM. 'Your account has been disabled'.

    I have done ads on FB before but I have NEVER gotten my actual account disabled before.

    I'm a little stumped. I used to thing that I was running a top game against FB but now I am beginning to doubt my cloaking.

    What do you guys think? Was it just that affilitate that they hate? Do they disallow URL shortening?

    Yipes. Just lost some money. Oh well. :(

    Cheers

    A
     
  2. barcodeunit

    barcodeunit Junior Member

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    i just talked to a friend who does a bunch of CPA offers on facebook, and he says the following:

    1) never do a direct link to a CPA offer, make sure you have a GOOD SOLID landing page.
    2) if someone else already has a teeth whitening offer, or a couple people do, facebook hates too much of the same type of advertising.... so you may have gotten disabled due to too much competition already for teeth whitening.
    3) they check new accounts by hand, (no robots), so they may have saw that you created 20 accounts and posted similar ads immediately.

    overall, my guy says that its hard to post ads on facebook.. you sort of have to build a reputation on one account and start slow... then slowly scale up.

    why don't you try myspace? supposedly myspace doesn't give a shit what you do as long as they are getting paid.
     
  3. bigbag

    bigbag Newbie

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    I think the reason why you may have been banned is for using the Visa Business Network coupon. I remember reading somewhere that FB has been cracking down on people "abusing" the coupon.

    As barcode mentioned, DO NOT direct link. Make a landing page and when you link to your offer, do a double meta-refresh to your offer (instead of using a URL forwarding service).
     
  4. giveitlegs

    giveitlegs Regular Member

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    thanks guys!

    I will regroup and possibly take my time/effort over to MS.

    ;)

    A
     
  5. enrikole

    enrikole BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    the reason you got banned was because you created a new account and immediately started advertising on it with visa voucher.

    Create account. Post pictures, join groups , add few friends.

    Next day use that account to advertise :)

    That way you will not be disabled.