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Sneaky Facebook Ad Question

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by switchjohnny, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. switchjohnny

    switchjohnny Registered Member

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    I always get an ad those shows up from a Facebook page, it's about a celebrity. The celebrity did something outrageous and when you click on it, it's a "fake" article page made to look like a popular site. The page then has links in it to a product. The ones I see are done very well. The first time I saw it, I thought it was legit, then my black hat senses started tingling.

    Now I know this technique is nothing new. Click bait ideas like this have been around forever. I want to do something similar, however, do I run a risk of getting banned from Facebook for doing something like that? I can't afford to have my account banned because I represent several companies on it. If you publish an ad that facebook doesn't like, do they just cancel the ad, or will they ban/suspend your account?

    Just looking to see what my options are.
     
  2. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    Those type of ads will definitely get your account banned if caught by FB.

    They don't care if you have a monthly budget of $100k. If you break rules, it's hard to get accounts back - even with legit accounts.
     
  3. peaces

    peaces Newbie

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    I haven't seen FB ever ban without warning unless content was posted that was obviously malicious.

    These articles you are talking about are constantly promoted through content ad / taboola and similar networks and since a lot of large sites use those blogs and constantly run ads , why would FB ban you here?
     
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    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    lol....this will definitely ban your account!
     
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    onair Junior Member

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    You can always just use another FB account if you are worried.
     
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    fbfbfb Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Fb will first block the ads campaign and if you keep doing the same shit , fb will ban your account in the 2nd attempt!
     
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    Ellie4294 Regular Member

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    Facebook is not going to approve any ads that violate their ads policy and repetitive try may cause account ban.
     
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    puneetas3 Senior Member

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    You mean advertorial pages. FTC has guidelines on them. Check them before you run yourself into trouble doing it.
     
  9. switchjohnny

    switchjohnny Registered Member

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    Have you ever gotten a warning? I read through the TOS on ads, and I don't really see anything that says this is wrong. It's kind of up to how they interpret things. It could be viewed as a satire piece "sometihng like the onion" but it has product links in the actual story page. Which tons of sites do. I know I'm just talking myself into doing this, but I don't see how it's against the TOS, but I don't want to get my account banned either, b/c I have clients on it.