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Facebook apps getting blocked

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by sadakxp, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. sadakxp

    sadakxp Newbie

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    We have this complex system of Facebook apps, connected with our backend system, where we post stuff on the wall of people who gave us permission to. These users are on several of our apps in different countries, and the problem is always that Facebook blocks our apps, which means that our users just go away, and we are always in a "hamster wheel" (getting new users all the time, instead of making money). We feel we spend a lot of time on creating new apps and struggle to get new users and we would like to be better at avoiding the apps to be blocked (or at least at minimizing the risk of it).

    These apps are created in the following way:
    - different IPs
    - different Facebook profiles
    - different domains
    - different images
    - different names
    - sending different text and images (chosen from a list we have in our backend system)

    Yet, many times it happens that when one app is blocked, all of them on the same domain are blocked. How does Facebook connect these apps to each other, when they are so different?

    And is there a way to minimize the risk of apps being blocked by Facebook? I know it happens a lot because people always mark the apps as spam, not much to do about this. But did someone manage to find a smart trick around this?
     
  2. Inception_AC

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    As soon as your app makes too many API calls they app will get restricted, facebook is also blocking your domain meaning any of the apps on this domain will be removed aswell.

    It used to be so easy to just have 1 app clone into another and batch post (back in 2010), but its harder to do it now
     
  3. emptyzero

    emptyzero Regular Member

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    Dang Facebook, getting harder n harder to handle !
     
  4. siddy.chugh

    siddy.chugh Junior Member

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    There is no solution to this, nowdays Facebook just blocks any apps which make alot of api calls, Facebook is very much strict these days about apps. Even if you make a Whitehat app for ex - when will you die and even if you dont post any image or stuff, and just get traffic from invites and stuff . Stil they will delete or restrict app.

    These Posting stuff with app used to work like 2-3 yrs back. There is no solution to your problem bro :)
     
  5. sadakxp

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    What if we are creating lots of new apps, in the future most apps will have a lower number of users than they do now. Would this help? I imagine there would be less API calls from each, meaning the risk will be lower as well. Now we are aware of the fact that there is no solution to avoiding Facebook blocking our apps, we just want to do our best to minimize the risk - or at least to prolong the time an app goes before getting blocked.
     
  6. dom3l3k

    dom3l3k Registered Member

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    Actually, I've tried this and it wasn't working.
     
  7. elempl

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    sadakxp

    If I understood correctly, your apps spamming users walls?
    They work on like login to view content?

    In these times of such applications are rapidly removed by FB - sad but true.
     
  8. sadakxp

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    Well yeah, that's kind of what we do. Unfortunately, it seems there might not be any way to avoid this :(
     
  9. chaosdreamer

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    just wondering, how does app like Hootsuite, PostPlanner or Buffer maintain their Facebook app without getting deleted or restricted?
     
  10. sadakxp

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    Interesting question. But I believe they do it because they are real companies and they probably pump some money into Facebook as well. I assume, I have no idea?