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WooHoo- My 1st Facebook ban!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Too Much Coffee, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Too Much Coffee

    Too Much Coffee Registered Member

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    In a civic minded effort to alert some of my local small business owners to my outstanding bargains in social marketing to improve their FB reps, I seem to have run afoul of the spam filters there.

    I sent about 20 copies of the same message to 20+ local listings in the space of about an hour or so. When I came back about 2 hours later I found I had been logged out, and had been forcibly separated from what must certainly be an inbox overflowing with riches.

    FML


    Now they want phone verification on the account. Should I consider it zorched and move on?

    I wonder if it was a mere 20 messages that did me in.. or was it from using the same, and not very subtle message- or did someone narc me out???

    How am I supposed to network if I can't send out messages?? :p
     
  2. Tsongkie

    Tsongkie Regular Member

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    Try to stay below their spam filter/radar. Why not use multiple facebook accounts?
     
  3. Too Much Coffee

    Too Much Coffee Registered Member

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    Do you think I'd need more than 1 account for 25 messages?? I'll do it if I need to.
     
  4. Heisenberg_

    Heisenberg_ Junior Member

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    Whenever there is suspicious activity - too many messages sent, too many pages liked within certain amount of time, they will log you out and ask for phone verification. It's not a ban, it's protection that you are not robot. Either fill out the phone and let them send you verification code or I believe there are some services for this online, where they give you phone number etc.?
     
  5. dvharpson5i

    dvharpson5i Newbie

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    Duplicate content always rings the bell of spam. Or it could be you're sending out too e-mails/messages at once. Google seems to think that way, why not other platforms, right?
     
  6. alexjer12

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    Yeah spin your message buddy:egg:
     
  7. Urim-Eta

    Urim-Eta Registered Member

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    It's definitely automated stuff. No one has a clear handle on whatever you just did. Reactivate your account, and never do repeat!

    My 2 cents
     
  8. Too Much Coffee

    Too Much Coffee Registered Member

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    I though that with such a small number of messages it would be OK- I thought it wouldn't be out of line for a soccer-mom game notification type send out...

    I don't want to throw away a PH # on a FB account ( and I can't find a disposable PH # via VOIP yet), so I'll just use on of my other accounts to set up a similar FB page this week and try doing 2 or 3 messages a day. :hmpf: and I guess I'll have to write some more messages and use a little bit more subtlety next time.

    (Paypal will let you use any PH # to activate your account BTW so I'll either pay someone $5 to accept the text for me, or I'll use the phone at a business and get the call back there - make up a story about I need to to get money from Western Union or something. )

    What I'd really like to know is if my message went through of if they got deleted... if they went through I don't consider all the time and effort wasted.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  9. moeatwa

    moeatwa Regular Member

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    Congratulations on your BH-ness... Live and learn... (Y) ;)