Facebook banned my ADS!!!

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization (SEO)' started by ZriiProsper, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. ZriiProsper

    ZriiProsper New Member

    Soooo... I know by now most people in this industry are using facebook in some way to contact others about their business. Well, I too am a firm believer in it as one of our marketing tools.

    Yesterday I went to the advertising section and created some for-pay ads for my website. They were not misleading or promising too much.

    The ad said:
    Work From Home
    Don't let someone else raise your kids, open your own home business today. Free information and Training.
    It featured a picture of a woman with a child on her lap at the computer.

    I thought it was a good ad. Additionally, my website doesn't throw off red flags hopefully as it is written to convey that my company is a home based nutrition business not a scam or matrix or anything of the sort. It's very low key.

    Anyway, Facebook denied my ads saying basically that it violates their terms of service and now they won't let me upload ANY ads directing people to my website.

    I am very upset about this. What do you all think? Should we be allowed to advertise?
     
  2. joanpeterson

    joanpeterson New Member

    I suppose it is meaningless as to whether or not we think you should be allowed to advertise on facebook.

    Can you actually contact someone at Facebook and ask them what it was specifically that caused your ad to be rejected?
     
  3. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    Facebook seems to be sensitive on certain subjects.
    Why?
    I wish I knew.

    When you find a road block what to do?
    Go around it.

    [​IMG]

    Victoria
     
  4. Mark_Worthen

    Mark_Worthen New Member

    Facebook has a jaundiced view of home business opportunities. From their Advertising Guidelines:

    5. Prohibited Content:

    viii. Get rich quick and other money making opportunities that offer compensation for little or no investment, including money making schemes positioned as alternatives to part-time or full-time employment;

    God forbid anyone would want an alternative to part-time or full-time employment.

    Mark
     
  5. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Mark_Worthen: God forbid anyone would want an alternative to part-time or full-time employment.
    haha!

    Probably the reason for it is partially because they don't want all their ads over-run with work-at-home type stuff??

    Who knows.

    Find other fishing holes.[​IMG]
     
  6. Tech Maish

    Tech Maish New Member

    This is very bad. Facebook is very strict about its rules and guide lines.
     
  7. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Its their website - they create the rules. Its up to them to decide what they deem appropriate to display to their members...not that I'm too impressed with some of the advertisements I'm seeing on my Facebook page! [​IMG]
     
  8. caroline6391

    caroline6391 New Member

    getagrip: not that I'm too impressed with some of the advertisements I'm seeing on my Facebook page!
    Yeah! I agree...they probably just don't want other ads overrunning their own ads. But I hate looking at them anyways, so I believe I will just leave facebook alone and work with everything else I have available to me.

    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  9. Matt Zenittini

    Matt Zenittini Silver Member

    MySpace has the same attitude about it.

    Maybe you can promote your product instead of the business?

    That way you get qualified sales as well as being able to peak your customers interest in getting their products for free themselves?

    That's the angle I use my PPC for.

    Too much competition in home business.

    But my specific product works very well.

    All the Best,

    Matthew Zenittini
     
  10. gowriter

    gowriter Member

    Ads in social networks are really tricky, and it could be that they want their ads to run more often than your ads.

    Craigslist now puts a warning in the jobs section about affiliate marketing scams, and readers are encouraged to report the affiliate link to the actual affiliate network.

    Personally, I can't blame many of these networks. Both you and I know that we've been misled in the work-at-home niche ads, but at the same time, we've encountered honest programs as well.

    The thing is to look at successful people are doing in the niche and emulate them. My recommendation is if you want to us ads in the make money online niche, either advertise on a high-traffic relevant blog that allows to those ads, like Alan Liew's site MoneyMakerInfo Blog, where you get highly targeted traffic, or write a guest post. Alan Liew's site also allows people to guest post. He's got instructions on his site on how to go about that. Advertising a text link on his site has gotten me 4-6 people signing up to my list per day. It's great.

    Other high traffic sites that allow guest posts are IMmarketing news, Site-reference. There's also Ezine articles. Check out Kim Roach's Blog on Buzzblogger. She's free-traffic nut.

    I'm not as experienced with Facebook marketing, but I've noticed that people tend to create a fan page for their product and that seems to garner quite a bit of traffic. You can also join groups and post your link in those. Just don't get too carried away. So probably the way to go with Facebook is those two methods.
     
  11. ZriiProsper

    ZriiProsper New Member

    Thanks for the great content in your post! I'm gonna check those sites out.
     
  12. TristLodge

    TristLodge New Member

    This is just my two pennies worth but why don't you promote yourself instead of your business opportunity.

    It seems to me that most people are pitching their opprtunity to everyone else. Become an expert in something ie Facebook marketing, article writting whatever you like and show others how to do it.

    You will build up trust and get better quailty prospects for your business opportunity. People join people not business opportunities.
     
  13. Matt Zenittini

    Matt Zenittini Silver Member

    TristLodge: This is just my two pennies worth but why don't you promote yourself instead of your business opportunity.

    It seems to me that most people are pitching their opprtunity to everyone else. Become an expert in something ie Facebook marketing, article writting whatever you like and show others how to do it.

    You will build up trust and get better quailty prospects for your business opportunity. People join people not business opportunities.
    Facebook banned his ad for promoting his business....

    How is the "you inc." business model any different?

    Matt
     

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