Facebook Ads being disapproved

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Hey guys, I tried making two Facebook ppc ads using my maxbounty affiliate URL and both times it was disapproved because of the URL.

I was wondering what you guys suggest? Should I buy a domain and create a landing page or buy a domain and have it redirect to the offer page?

I want to stick by Facebook's terms obviously Let me know what my best option is for highest conversion rate.

Also, if you suggest making a landing page, can you post an example of a successful landing page or a place I can read more about landing pages? Thanks guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author packerfan
    When you figure out the secret to facebook PPC let me know please. I've put CPA offers on a landing page, and those ads got approved, then denied after they ran a while. And I can't get clicks on FB for less than $.75, so I'm obviously doing something wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by u4icjaj View Post

    Hey guys, I tried making two Facebook ppc ads using my maxbounty affiliate URL and both times it was disapproved because of the URL.

    I was wondering what you guys suggest? Should I buy a domain and create a landing page or buy a domain and have it redirect to the offer page?

    I want to stick by Facebook's terms obviously Let me know what my best option is for highest conversion rate.

    Also, if you suggest making a landing page, can you post an example of a successful landing page or a place I can read more about landing pages? Thanks guys!
    What country are you targeting? If the reviewers are outside of this country then they are probably being redirected to another offer
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  • Profile picture of the author u4icjaj
    I've tried a UK offer targeting UK Facebook users and I also tried a US offer targeting US Facebook users. Both got disapproved

    This is what the email said:

    Ad Disapproval Reason(s):
    The destination URL of this ad violates Facebook's Advertising Guidelines or could not be reviewed. Please check the URL you have submitted to ensure that it is free of any spelling errors and that it complies with our Advertising Guidelines. Please note that all sites must be viewable and that they are functioning properly, regardless of the viewer's location. Additionally, sites are prohibited from linking to proprietary file types (.pdf, .doc, etc,) initiating automatic downloads, or trapping a user's browser in any way (e.g., pop-ups of any kind). Before resubmitting your ad, please visit our Help Center for additional information and examples compliant with our Advertising Guidelines.
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
      This is because when you are submitting, the reviewers are located where they are redirected and can't see that offer. The ads aren't matching the offer, as far as they can see, so they are denied.

      What time of day are you submitting your ads? Do you live in the US?

      Originally Posted by u4icjaj View Post

      I've tried a UK offer targeting UK Facebook users and I also tried a US offer targeting US Facebook users. Both got disapproved

      This is what the email said:

      Ad Disapproval Reason(s):
      The destination URL of this ad violates Facebook's Advertising Guidelines or could not be reviewed. Please check the URL you have submitted to ensure that it is free of any spelling errors and that it complies with our Advertising Guidelines. Please note that all sites must be viewable and that they are functioning properly, regardless of the viewer's location. Additionally, sites are prohibited from linking to proprietary file types (.pdf, .doc, etc,) initiating automatic downloads, or trapping a user's browser in any way (e.g., pop-ups of any kind). Before resubmitting your ad, please visit our Help Center for additional information and examples compliant with our Advertising Guidelines.
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  • Profile picture of the author chuawenching
    you receive an email on ads get disapproved? weird, i got mine disapproved but no email?
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  • Profile picture of the author u4icjaj
    yes on both occasions i got an email saying it was disapproved.
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  • Profile picture of the author u4icjaj
    yeah, i live in CA. i submitted the UK offer around 7PM last night (pacific time). today, i submitted the US offer around 3-4PM pacific time.
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  • Profile picture of the author mscofield
    I too got mine disapproved .
    Perhaps i can try more once to get approved.
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  • Profile picture of the author u4icjaj
    just an update for anyone who is having this problem. i submitted my ads earlier this morning (thanks for the advice Jeffrey)... earlier than usual. they still got disapproved. so i decided to make a subdomain on one of my domains and make a landing page. this worked! they approved 3 of my ads and they are currently running. thanks guys.
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    • Profile picture of the author azmanar
      Hi,

      I've seen all over WF postings that many people going through all the trouble of getting approved by FB until they reached desperation point.

      Is FB worth all the trouble and heartache?
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      • Profile picture of the author blillard
        Originally Posted by azmanar View Post

        Hi,

        I've seen all over WF postings that many people going through all the trouble of getting approved by FB until they reached desperation point.
        Is FB worth all the trouble and heartache?
        There must be a reason people are willing to go trough it with fb to get ads on there.
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        • Profile picture of the author azmanar
          Hi,

          On WF, I don't see too many success stories about Ads on FB.

          Are they just keeping quiet or it just isn't happening? Is it just hyped out by WSO?

          What I see is people getting into a lot of pressures trying to get Ads approved.
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          • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
            People that are REALLY making money on Facebook or anywhere else aren't showing everyone on Warrior Forum what they are doing.

            It's happening, believe it!

            Originally Posted by azmanar View Post

            Hi,

            On WF, I don't see too many success stories about Ads on FB.

            Are they just keeping quiet or it just isn't happening? Is it just hyped out by WSO?

            What I see is people getting into a lot of pressures trying to get Ads approved.
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            • Profile picture of the author azmanar
              Originally Posted by jeffrey73 View Post

              People that are REALLY making money on Facebook or anywhere else aren't showing everyone on Warrior Forum what they are doing.

              It's happening, believe it!
              Jeff,

              I have prepared myself for FB initially but stopped short after reading very disturbing posts. Difficulties in getting Ads approved is a serious time waster.

              But if the tips are coming from you, I'll take it as facts. Will reconsider FB.

              I assume there are only a few Offers that worked well on FB. One example is Dating. Others failed miserably, namely Health. So the best companions to refer to are my AMs and your valuable tips.
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              • Profile picture of the author Faizudin
                True. there are some niche that convert well in facebook. Game in one of those.

                Originally Posted by azmanar View Post

                Jeff,

                I have prepared myself for FB initially but stopped short after reading very disturbing posts. Difficulties in getting Ads approved is a serious time waster.

                But if the tips are coming from you, I'll take it as facts. Will reconsider FB.

                I assume there are only a few Offers that worked well on FB. One example is Dating. Others failed miserably, namely Health. So the best companions to refer to are my AMs and your valuable tips.
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              • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
                It's true, it is a time waster. But so is browsing forums.

                Keep this in mind: People on Facebook are browsers and not buyers. They want something usually only if it's 100% FREE. So if you are promoting watches, give them a "teaser" of something that would interest them. Maybe a FREE guide to "best watches of 2010". Then follow-up with more good information about watches, and how to spot fakes, etc.

                Keep reminding them that you own a blog focused around high class watches. Eventually they will buy one or they won't. Guess where they will most likely be buying them from?


                Originally Posted by azmanar View Post

                Jeff,

                I have prepared myself for FB initially but stopped short after reading very disturbing posts. Difficulties in getting Ads approved is a serious time waster.

                But if the tips are coming from you, I'll take it as facts. Will reconsider FB.

                I assume there are only a few Offers that worked well on FB. One example is Dating. Others failed miserably, namely Health. So the best companions to refer to are my AMs and your valuable tips.
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                • Profile picture of the author OhSusanna
                  I just had 2 ads disapproved. And, I'm unable to edit either ad. I did read in the FB forum that sometimes you WILL be able to edit the content of the ad and sometimes you won't. So, do I delete the disapproved and start anew?

                  Thanks so much. Susanna
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                  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Johnson
                    If you don't get an email for approvals or disapprovals, check your contact settings.

                    I've experienced the same disapproval problem with direct linking to the MaxBounty offers.

                    Assuming that everything else in your ad is correct, you will need to cloak the links to get them approved. I asked my MaxBounty advisor if this is ok, and she said that it's not disallowed. Hopefully, the lack of a yes or no answer isn't a grey area on what is acceptable.

                    If you use Peerfly, they have many options for tracking domains that can be helpful to get approval for your facebook ads. If you leave it on Peerfly, there's a good chance of getting a disapproval notice.
                    I've had to try several to get my adds approved. The edulinkoffer and bizoppoffer seem to work well.
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                    • Profile picture of the author br745
                      I'm a newb to FB ads and submitted my first ad with a direct PeerFly link that was denied as well. Maybe I'll try Ryan's suggestion.
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                      • Profile picture of the author CB Elite
                        People saying they've had 6 ads disapproved is nothing, so far I've had 32 different ads disapproved and none approved. I'm sending traffic to my own page on my own website for my own product and the last ad I had disapproved was the exact same headline i have on my landing page but ad was disapproved because it does not "adequately reflect the product"
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            • Profile picture of the author ajensen
              If the LP is legit contact Facebook and tell them they have to view the page from a specific country or use VPN.

              Or, I find most LPs have a non geo-targeted equivalent LP. I use a custom solution but I think you could use Prosper 202. Just use the non geo-targeted LP and then rotate in the geo-targeted LP after the ad is approved.

              Yes, you can make money on Facebook. Traffic = $$$ and FB has a lot of traffic. Getting ad disapprovals is part of the game. Each niche has its own rules you'll need to figure out to get ads approved. And even if you play by the rules you'll still get disapprovals depending on who reviews it. But there are lots of traffic sources to choose from, so if you don't like disapprovals their are options. For example PoF.

              Hope that helps. Best.

              P.S. The health niche does work on FB. Although, games and dating are probably better.
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  • I am having the EXACT same problem like many of you here. My ads are getting disapproved on facebook because of the URL, most likely because the reviewer is not based in the country where the URL is being redirected.

    Now some people suggest a redirect of some sort with a .php script.

    Only problem with that is, how do you track the ads?
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  • Profile picture of the author Johndb
    Are you sending them directly to the CPA page or are you sending them to your own page first to then direct them to the offer(s)?

    I'm new to CPA so I'm looking for a learners guide if anyone can point me in the right direction?

    I currently get $0.07 CPC on facebook so I want to start forwarding the clicks to CPA or Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author freeiHelp
    Is FB PPC hot? I think there is too many people doing it. don't you think?
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