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Get Out Of Facebook Jail Free Card For Advertisers

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Get Out Of Facebook Jail Free Card For Advertisers

Get out of Jail Free Card for Facebook Advertisers

Get out of Facebook jail.

Get out of Facebook jail.

I was really freaked out!

I’d been advertising on Facebook for quite a while successfully with no problems when I got shoved into the Facebook Slammer.

I got an email telling me that my advertising account was suspended for “Facebook Advertising Policy Violations” and that it was permanent. They said I had posted a “misleading or fraudulent” ad.

You can imagine how I felt. I was angry, surprised, distraught and disillusioned.

I was relying on Facebook ads to get people to my blog. It was working. Now I was dead in the water. How could I get out of Facebook jail?

So I started researching if there was anything I could do to get my ad account back even though they said it was permanent.

I found some great advice from some Facebook marketing gurus that showed me where I had gone wrong and got a few tips about what I could do.

It turns out that Facebook has an automated system that looks for certain things that might violate their policies.

Facebook has hundreds of thousands of advertisers and of course it would be difficult to have all those people monitored by employees. So they developed some automation.

If you get flagged, you can email them but you are likely to get an automated response unless you do some specific things.

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So here’s what I did.

I went through Facebook’s Blueprint training for advertisers.

They have a whole course designed to teach new advertisers the right way to do advertising on Facebook. I paid special attention to the section on Facebook Advertising Policies.

Then I looked for some advice from successful marketers. There are some really well-known Facebook gurus and they have both free and paid-for advice. I did both. The paid training was worth it.

So with some training and knowledge under my belt I was ready to confront Facebook again.

I requested a MANUAL REVIEW of my account and told them about my recent training showing them that I was serious about being a respectable Facebook marketer.

I told them I realized that my ad may have sounded like it violated policy but was unintended to do so and I now knew how to create an ad that would not violate their policies.

Things that they will absolutely need to know and that should be provided in ALL your correspondence with Facebook should be your account number and your ad account number. You can get those numbers from a dropdown menu on your ad account page.

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Above all, be respectful and humble. If you sound arrogant or use foul language, you can forget about your account.

So now, after 2 ½ months, my account is restored. Most of that time was study time.

I’m back in the game and can go forward with my marketing on Facebook.

I’ll have some more important advice in tomorrow’s blog about how to set up your Facebook Business account and why you should have more than one ad account.

If you found this helpful, please leave me a comment.

Anita Hales

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18 Comments

  • Anita Hales

    February 11, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Interesting post. So, Facebook is not so friendly at all even to those who pays them money. Ok, they have their rules and if somebody do it differently he/she is out. So, watch out for Facebook. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

      Anita Hales

      February 11, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      It’s important to know the Facebook policies and to adhere to them religiously. Even so, an ad can be flagged for seemingly minor stuff. Since it’s automated and not human monitored, you can get flagged for a word or two in your ad. The good news is that you CAN request a manual review and have an actual human look at your account.

  • Anita Hales

    February 11, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Glad you got your account back. Great post.

      Anita Hales

      February 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      I’m glad I got it back too. Now I want to help others if they have problems.

    Anita Hales

    February 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing this post, Anita!

    So glad you’re account has been cleared. I’m gonna add Facebook’s Blueprint training for advertisers to my training list.

    Great information!

      Anita Hales

      February 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      It’s really great information and it’s free. Glad I could point you in that direction.

    Anita Hales

    February 11, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Hey Anita, I have been a lot in Fb jail recently, so this has been a very helpful post.. Thanks for sharing!

      Anita Hales

      February 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      The best thing you can do to prevent FB jail is to read their policies diligently and make sure you follow them to the letter. If you get jailed too many times they will permanently suspend your account. Make sure you’re following the rules.

    Anita Hales

    February 11, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Glad you got your ad account back…

    And thanks for the great tips Anita 🙂

    Dr. Lisa

      Anita Hales

      February 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you Dr. Lisa.

    Anita Hales

    February 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    This is a really good blueprint on what to do, if your ad account is shut down.

      Anita Hales

      February 11, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Yes, it took me a while to figure it out so I thought I’d share.

    Anita Hales

    February 11, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Hi Anita,

    Interesting post. And It’s a very helpful post.
    Thanks for the great tips. 🙂

    Anita Hales

    February 12, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Great post. It is important to know how to navigate the Facebook rules. Thanks for sharing.

    Anita Hales

    February 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Anita,

    I was just looking for something like this, I never used Facebook ads because I always read about people getting banned or not accepted ads after spending a lot of time to it.

    This could be very helpful because I was thinking about doing some Facebook ads so I appreciate that you share your experience with us, thanks Anita! Have a good day.

    Regards,
    Nicolas.

      Anita Hales

      February 24, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Glad I could help. Let me know if you need some extra help. I can go into more detail.

    Anita Hales

    February 12, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Hi Anita
    Great information. Thanks for sharing.
    Dealing with the exact situation.
    Do you have links for the “paid for” advice you received
    to help you re-instate your ads account?

      Anita Hales

      February 27, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Yes, I have links to that information. I purchased some authoritative Facebook ad courses. There are some good ones out there. There are some lesser copy-cat ones too. If you want my links, connect with me on Facebook.

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