Facebook ad, pending review, 2 days now...

Profile picture of the author thedog by thedog Posted: 11/17/2012
I posted my first Facebook ad the other day... in the health niche.

I bid a couple of cents above the min bid... .63c... which is still pretty high.

I used a $50 coupon.

My ad is still pending review after 2 days... is this normal?

I've no experience with Facebook ads.

My ad is linking directly to a CB product page (I was following an old report, 2010)

I've no experience with Facebook ads... had a quick look online, 24 hours seems to be the expected wait...
#days #facebook #pending #review

  • Profile picture of the author Inspired, Inc.
    Inspired, Inc.
    my first add took 3 days before it was approved...
  • Profile picture of the author kdorothea
    kdorothea
    That's a little awkward. I just started a new Facebook campaign, it only took two hours for it to get approved. Most of my campaigns get approved in less than a few hours.
  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    WillR
    Most of my ads only take a few hours to get approved.

    I would have it a bet the issue is direct linking to an affiliate product.

    They don't like that stuff. Besides, it won't work very well anyway. People are not on Facebook looking for things to buy. You need to approach them in a different manner.
  • Profile picture of the author brunom
    brunom
    It's something that's actually pretty common, so don't worry about that. It'll take some time for them to approve, especially since you're using a new account.
  • Profile picture of the author Inspired, Inc.
    Inspired, Inc.
    Originally Posted by brunom View Post

    It's something that's actually pretty common, so don't worry about that. It'll take some time for them to approve, especially since you're using a new account.
    Yep.. But if it is more than 5 days, then I guess you need to do something... either contact FB or modify your ad...
  • Profile picture of the author biggenius
    biggenius
    Call them, or email them for consideration.
  • Profile picture of the author KenEricksonDC
    KenEricksonDC
    My guess would be that the category of Health could be the issue. It is likely a random flag. The FTC rules are much more strict about health claims and the like.

    For what it's worth...
  • Profile picture of the author CharlesL
    CharlesL
    Mine have all been approved within 24 hours...Maybe shoot them a message?
  • Profile picture of the author hotlinks
    hotlinks
    my first ad took 2 days before it was approved
    Call them, or email them for consideration.
  • Profile picture of the author avanahall
    avanahall
    Don't know if this is the issue but Facebook just set new guidelines for images and text for ads.

    https://www.facebook.com/help/468870969814641/

    Hope this helps
  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
    lovboa
    Same thing happens to me.

    What I do is click on "Create Similar Ad" and create 3-4 ads with slight variation in the title, copy, or image.
    Or it could be a slight variation in your ad targeting.

    Creating 3-4 similar versions of the same ad doesn't mean it will take 3-4 times the time to get approved. Doing this, some variations of the ad get approved within minutes.
  • Profile picture of the author abdobasha2004
    abdobasha2004
    me too
    this is not my first ad I used fb ads about 5 months

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