Understanding Facebook Spam Guidelines For Dummies
Facebook spam is a huge issue. Because it is such a huge issue therefore facebook has worked really hard on it.
And they have been unapologetically cracking down on this. For quite some time I continuously have been saying that Facebook is going too far with this. And personally, I feel Facebook could do better.
But facebook’s actions are a very clear message that they think this is the right way to go about it. And as everyone knows “Might Is Right”
Although on Facebook monetizing has become extremely hard, managing Facebook pages and accounts have become extremely hard. Considering Facebook as a permanent source of income is the riskiest decision to take right now.
But even with all these issues, Facebook users and Facebook page admins have no other choice than trying to learn about Facebook spam and implement those things in marketing guidelines to increase your Facebook life span which could be extremely short if you are not careful.
Although I have a conspiracy theory that if Facebook continues on this path, this will break Facebook eventually. Because it’s like repelling small, medium, and big users away from your platform to other platforms, like TikTok, youtube, Pinterest, etc. because facebook now acts as an extremely strict parent who will punish his children for the smallest of mistakes and then stick to it. Eventually breaking its family for its rules.
I would write more about this in my upcoming blogs and explain it in more detail. Now let’s move to our main topic here. How could we understand our actions better to avoid Facebook spam issues and stop getting our pages unpublished?
Facebook’s spam guidelines so unclear and confusing that you need a professional to translate them into simpler words. Because of Facebook talks in between lines. Without clear guidelines, Without really telling what exactly caused issues with your Facebook account, page, advertising account, or business manager. So you always have to keep guessing and deciding by trial and error.
The below information is based on personal experiences with managing 100s of clients’ Facebook pages through our social media agency.
Facebook seems to work like if this and this and this then that. Let me explain this below. You will need to read carefully to actually understand it. Let me explain in pointers so you understand better.
They categorize you like this.
RATING SYSTEM. It seems like they tag your profiles/pages etc and assign you a good or bad reputation only visible to them.
Spam: Punish your mistakes based on the above.
Personally, I am very much convinced facebook’s platform gives users some kind of ratings or uses any similar tactics. This also makes sense because, in our senate hearing, the senator talked about Facebook employees sharing and an internal Facebook platform named TASKS. And their employees tell each other which accounts/pages etc to ban or take actions against. Then they use the tasks platform to work together with other giants like google to match the information.
Now what that means is that they have the resources to track your fingerprints.
Facebook could rate you because of such things and give you a bad reputation internally, which will trigger them to treat to differently other than privileged.
- Having multiple same name profiles.
- having multiple pages on your profile.
- Posting 15 or more posts a day.
- Posting 15 or more posts same time (very important, this could get you banned right away.)
- Posting unauthentic content.
- Posting the same content again and again.
- New Facebook account.
- Too frequent page transfers.
- Too much activity in our account.
So if any or all of the above don’t you banned or your Facebook pages unpublished they will at least earn you a bad reputation. which will stay there for a long time.
Facebook Spam Examples:
Once you are categorized then they are ready to crack down on you and they will not hesitate for a second. Because it feels like this is how their algorithm is designed and Facebook relies completely on Facebook artificial intelligence. that’s why you see real human support does not offer much help and most of the time you feel like your questions are not answered or your case was not dealt with honestly and sincerely.
So once you are given a bad reputation then these things will most probably be considered spam and rest assured to lose your Facebook or pages. Here are some examples of spam according to Digital Markeeter. They could be mentioned above also because they also fall in that category. I am including spam examples and also somethings that I feel might fall into community guidelines violations.
- Managing too many pages
- Frequent Page/Admin transfers.
- Posting More than 15 times a day.
- Posting More than 15 times at a time. even 5-8 posts together could get you punished.
- Having the same name profiles.
- Asking users to like, comment, or share.
- Askings users to tag others.
- Repeating the same comments
- Repeating the same content again and again.
- Posting in groups too often.
- Cross-posting your one page’s posts to others too often.
- Any kind of coordinated behavior, you could use to gain more likes, shares, link clicks, etc.
What Could Facebook Do To Reduce Spam:
- Bring back Facebook post reach like 2016-2017.
- Introduce less strict punishments. Like instead of unpublishing a page permanently instead suspend it for 3 months to 1 year. this is will help users rethink and improve their mistakes. rather than become more desperate and disappointed.