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How risky is bait & switching to get ads approved on FB?

Discussion in 'General PPC Discussion' started by dirtbag, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. dirtbag

    dirtbag Senior Member

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    I know there's a fair number of people slipping questionable ads through Facebook's approval process by "baiting & switching" the approval process. Directing to an existing quality whitehat looking page for the approval process, and switching it out for their aggressive squeeze pages once the ad goes live. How dangerous is this for your account? How long will an account typically stay live before getting caught in the act? Is there an easy way to manage dummy accounts for this type of hit and run PPC strategy with FB?
     
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    I believe you mean cloaking.... Yes it WILL get your account banned, the only question is, how soon?
    There is no definite answer, it depends how much you're spending on your ad, if your ad is getting reported or so. But about 3 weeks is the average for me.

    You need a good cloaker, hit up blackjack, he has a really good one.


    Luka
     
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    dirtbag Senior Member

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    A cloaker would indicate that it continuously shows a different site for Facebook that it does for the ad viewers no? I know for a fact there are plenty of people just swapping the site out after approval. That seems pretty risky.
     
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    And how is that?
     
  7. dirtbag

    dirtbag Senior Member

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    That video specifically refers to the buying of Likes to your Facebook fanpages, it makes no reference whatsoever to buying actual traffic. At the end it even goes into depth speculating as to why they suspect the low quality of Facebook likes exists, which has no real sensible crossover to the application of "Click to Website" PPC campaigns. Did you not watch the video you shared???
     
  8. jhakasseo

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    I watched entire video.
     
  9. dirtbag

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    Then you just don't understand it.
     
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    I would suggest you try advertising yourself. I've run several pages and the engagement was great.. I'm not saying there are not a lot of those "Fake" likes, but it is worth it.

    Luka
     
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    What I understood is the fact is facebook ads are useless compare to googles ads and other ad networks.
    If you saw this video you will know that in any kind of page you can get likes with ads doesnt matter what is your page about. And the account which clicking on ads are fakes. So how facebook is taking money to serve likes that is came from fake accounts?
    This is the real question.
     
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    I believe FB Has a tool to detect such things.... they're not that stupid. Get a good cloaker, and run it.

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  13. dirtbag

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    Why the hell are we talking about Likes again?
     
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    They are clearly not running an automated system to check for swapped out sites, or it only runs on a certain cycle. I've seen and talked to people doing this firsthand, but they get tight lipped when I start pressing for details. People are obviously doing this to avoid the cost of setting up a good cloaking script. This is what I'm curious about, not cloaking, not the pros/cons of buying Likes. I'm curious what the lifespan of an account for someone doing this is. If it's a viable churn/burn type strategy or not.
     
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    The problem starts with the fact that you still don't understand what you're talking about. That video is about BUYING LIKES, not buying CLICKS TO WEBSITES. The is an entire world or two of difference between the two. There is incentive for third world click farms to endlessly click the like button on random things to hide the Likes which they are selling. There is no incentive for third world click farms to click your ads.
     
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    Stop this fight please :p If you use a good cloaker - you are safe, but theres a risk of course, but honestly - if youve got only a few fb ad accs, dont do any cloaking stuff, collect accs, keep them, send dummy ads and after all start promoting diet or else huge cr having ads.
     
  17. dirtbag

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    I give up...........................
     
  18. jhakasseo

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    Hey man, It was not my intention to hijack your thread I was just letting you know to what I have discover.
    Why you gave up?
     
  19. dirtbag

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    maybe I should clarify. I give up on getting an answer about what I'm actually asking about in this thread.