Direct Linking With FB Ads?

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Hello,
I have got some fb ad credits that I am looking to experiement with, and so I created a couple of campaigns that direct linked to offers from one of my CPA accounts. However every single one of these ads got disapproved by the guys at facebook because of the destination landing page.

I just wondered if any landing pages from CPA networks are generally accepted by fb or if the best way to go from here is to build a fan page.

I would appreciate any help!

Thanks in advance,
Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author MakeMoneyJames
    yes direct linking works. just need to follow their guidelines. post the links of the landing page here or what offer is it? someone could point out the problem
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      • Profile picture of the author MakeMoneyJames
        Originally Posted by speedylikesKJ View Post

        Most easiest method IMO is to mask affiliate links with free .tk domain,
        Well he was denied for the destination page not the affiliate link. I use affiliate links and tracking links. A .tk can be used, but it also is slower from my experience.

        Best is to get a generic domain like com-co.com or whatever make subdomains for each new offer. But if the destination page is a problem just using a new link won't make a difference
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      • Profile picture of the author AlexGill
        Originally Posted by speedylikesKJ View Post

        Most easiest method IMO is to mask affiliate links with free .tk domain,
        Rather than using my maxbounty affiliate link - does this show facebook that I'm an affiliate?

        Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexGill
      Originally Posted by MakeMoneyJames View Post

      yes direct linking works. just need to follow their guidelines. post the links of the landing page here or what offer is it? someone could point out the problem
      Hi,
      Thanks for your quick response over the new year..

      I was targeting offers in the United States so I'm not sure if IP filtering would allow you to view them..and also is it against forum rules to post the links in this thread because they would obviously be my affiliate links, if you could advise and I could give you the links.

      I will give you some of the offers anyway -
      1) Free iPad Gveaway
      2) Free iPad Skype Promotion
      3) Free iPhone 4
      4) Free Apple Product
      5) $500 NFL Gift Card
      6) Free NFL Jersey

      I am using maxbounty as the merchant for these offers if this helps.
      Every single one of these ads got disapproved and I'm not quite sure why!?

      Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author MakeMoneyJames
        Originally Posted by AlexGill View Post

        Hi,
        Thanks for your quick response over the new year..

        I was targeting offers in the United States so I'm not sure if IP filtering would allow you to view them..and also is it against forum rules to post the links in this thread because they would obviously be my affiliate links, if you could advise and I could give you the links.

        I will give you some of the offers anyway -
        1) Free iPad Gveaway
        2) Free iPad Skype Promotion
        3) Free iPhone 4
        4) Free Apple Product
        5) $500 NFL Gift Card
        6) Free NFL Jersey

        I am using maxbounty as the merchant for these offers if this helps.
        Every single one of these ads got disapproved and I'm not quite sure why!?

        Thanks!
        You are being disapproved because "win a free __" email submits are not allowed. Basically they are misleading and scams in facebooks eyes. Maybe you can use a landing page, but direct linking to them will not work.

        MaxBounty also had a lawsuit with Facebook, so using there links may not be a good idea. Its possible when people click on your link a box will pop up saying "This is considered a potential malware site" (or something like that). Its happened with clickbank sites (and other sites), so even if an offer is approved and you get clicks on FB, if you dont see as many clicks on your CPA Network it could be because of that.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ltespd
          Originally Posted by MakeMoneyJames View Post

          You are being disapproved because "win a free __" email submits are not allowed.
          My 1st FB ads were disaproved because of the same thing. Once I started using landing pages...FB was happy. Same offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author mtmjohn
    Yea, it's better to use a landing page (fan page is ok) based on your cpa offer to get better approval rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aniket
    They hate direct linking. Why not promote fanpages ? It will bring you cash for years.
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  • Profile picture of the author Naveen K
    Originally Posted by AlexGill View Post

    Hello,
    I have got some fb ad credits that I am looking to experiement with, and so I created a couple of campaigns that direct linked to offers from one of my CPA accounts. However every single one of these ads got disapproved by the guys at facebook because of the destination landing page.

    I just wondered if any landing pages from CPA networks are generally accepted by fb or if the best way to go from here is to build a fan page.

    I would appreciate any help!

    Thanks in advance,
    Alex


    First note down your affiliate link and the landing page link of that offer.
    Then go to cpaclickz.com, create 2 redirects, one redirecting the country which that offer accepts to your affiliate link and another one for redirecting all countries to the offers landing.
    Now get one .tk domain and redirect that .tk domain to the link which you get from cpaclickz.

    I have got my ads approved when ever I have direct linked in facebook and followed this process.

    If you have any questions let me know.
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    • Profile picture of the author OnlineMkter
      Hello Naveen,
      With .tk -> cpaclickz.com -> prosper redirection, how do you capture different ads? Lets say you have 2 ads, and therefore 2 .tk domains. However, prosper202 will always show you the referer as cpaclickz, and not the original referer (the .tk domain)! May be we need to do another redirection to another .tk domain from cpaclickz, and that's too many redirections.

      Originally Posted by Naveen K View Post

      First note down your affiliate link and the landing page link of that offer.
      Then go to cpaclickz.com, create 2 redirects, one redirecting the country which that offer accepts to your affiliate link and another one for redirecting all countries to the offers landing.
      Now get one .tk domain and redirect that .tk domain to the link which you get from cpaclickz.

      I have got my ads approved when ever I have direct linked in facebook and followed this process.

      If you have any questions let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author sith005
    Direct linking is possible, I still do it all the time, although it is a better practice to use a landing page. In MOST cases this will improve your ROI and is just a better practice.

    That being said, if the destination URL/site is the issue, Facebook simply doesn't like the offer or offer page. Stop trying to direct link to that and use a landing page.

    Also, are you targeting a Non-US offer? If so approvers may be going to a different offer page and this causes all sorts of problems for the approval process. If this is the case, again, use a landing page OR use a geotargeting script.

    Hope this helps.

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    • Profile picture of the author AlexGill
      Originally Posted by Naveen K View Post

      First note down your affiliate link and the landing page link of that offer.
      Then go to cpaclickz.com, create 2 redirects, one redirecting the country which that offer accepts to your affiliate link and another one for redirecting all countries to the offers landing.
      Now get one .tk domain and redirect that .tk domain to the link which you get from cpaclickz.

      I have got my ads approved when ever I have direct linked in facebook and followed this process.

      If you have any questions let me know.
      I will give this a try right now, and the offers that I'm trying to promote accept United States traffic only which shouldn't be a problem with facebook targeting options. I hope this works but the problem I had was the destination URL. As mentioned in an earlier post, is it just because I entered my maxbounty affiliate link and facebook realising that I'm an affiliate?
      Thanks!

      Originally Posted by sith005 View Post

      Direct linking is possible, I still do it all the time, although it is a better practice to use a landing page. In MOST cases this will improve your ROI and is just a better practice.

      That being said, if the destination URL/site is the issue, Facebook simply doesn't like the offer or offer page. Stop trying to direct link to that and use a landing page.

      Also, are you targeting a Non-US offer? If so approvers may be going to a different offer page and this causes all sorts of problems for the approval process. If this is the case, again, use a landing page OR use a geotargeting script.

      Hope this helps.

      Danny
      Thanks for your detailed response, I will try a few landing pages but are these easily outsourcable or difficult to create? Because again I am worried after playing around with FB ads before that I might not meet their guidelines, and I'm not experienced with creating them.
      No, all offers that I am trying are US based which should be okay for their approval team to check them out?
      Thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by AlexGill View Post

    Hello,
    I have got some fb ad credits that I am looking to experiement with, and so I created a couple of campaigns that direct linked to offers from one of my CPA accounts. However every single one of these ads got disapproved by the guys at facebook because of the destination landing page.

    I just wondered if any landing pages from CPA networks are generally accepted by fb or if the best way to go from here is to build a fan page.

    I would appreciate any help!

    Thanks in advance,
    Alex
    As long as the offer's landing page falls within the TOS of Facebook ads.. I always recommend at least having a redirect or prosper202 jump so you can control the traffic or change the offer if required..
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    • Profile picture of the author Trevor
      When this happens to me, I try to re-submit the campaign at least once more. It often gets approved on the second try.

      If that doesn't help, try cloaking your affiliate link. You can cloak your links using a simple redirect. You can point the link to your own domain and redirect from there to the offer. Any questions, let me know.

      - Trev
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  • Profile picture of the author HairyPoppins
    Just read their rules carefully. They're nuts over there. I would use a landing page though, it usually will yield more conversions.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicnac03
    Be very careful with what kind of offers you promote. You can get a your facebook acct banned for life. Kind of like adwords.

    Read their TOS VERY CAREFULLY.

    It's getting really hard nowadays to get email submits approved. Even if they do get approved initially, sooner or later they'll figure it out and disapprove the ad or ban your account.

    Like stated above, most "FREE" offers aren't really free and have a sort of scammy feel to them which Facebook does not like. Those kind of ads train their userbase to not click on ads which can potentially affect Facebook in the long run so they don't let your run those sort of offers.

    Try something more legitimate like dating offers, education/scholarships, or games.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    You shouldn't use the link taht you get from the network, you need to use your own domain with redirection.

    Also, there is a chance that they are unable to review the destination page due to the redirection feature of the network. If this is the case, here is a possible solution: http://www.warriorforum.com/ad-netwo...-earnings.html


    I hope it helps!

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    • Profile picture of the author AlexGill
      Originally Posted by Trevor View Post

      When this happens to me, I try to re-submit the campaign at least once more. It often gets approved on the second try.

      If that doesn't help, try cloaking your affiliate link. You can cloak your links using a simple redirect. You can point the link to your own domain and redirect from there to the offer. Any questions, let me know.

      - Trev
      Thanks for this, although I'm going to try some offers that might be considered "less spammy" and "more legitimate"
      I will try this out - nothing to lose!

      Originally Posted by HairyPoppins View Post

      Just read their rules carefully. They're nuts over there. I would use a landing page though, it usually will yield more conversions.
      Thankyou buddy, and build me a list!?

      Originally Posted by nicnac03 View Post

      Be very careful with what kind of offers you promote. You can get a your facebook acct banned for life. Kind of like adwords.

      Read their TOS VERY CAREFULLY.

      It's getting really hard nowadays to get email submits approved. Even if they do get approved initially, sooner or later they'll figure it out and disapprove the ad or ban your account.

      Like stated above, most "FREE" offers aren't really free and have a sort of scammy feel to them which Facebook does not like. Those kind of ads train their userbase to not click on ads which can potentially affect Facebook in the long run so they don't let your run those sort of offers.

      Try something more legitimate like dating offers, education/scholarships, or games.
      As mentioned above, I will try some other offers as you mentioned..firstly direct linking again but then if that doesn't work by creating myself a couple of landing pages. I do understand where you're coming from with the free offers not actually being "free" I just chose a couple of those because of the commission point being just the initial email submit and thinking this might be a little easier to achieve!

      Originally Posted by williamrs View Post

      You shouldn't use the link taht you get from the network, you need to use your own domain with redirection.

      Also, there is a chance that they are unable to review the destination page due to the redirection feature of the network. If this is the case, here is a possible solution: http://www.warriorforum.com/ad-netwo...-earnings.html


      I hope it helps!

      W
      Thanks, I will be re-directing my affiliate link from now on Thanks for the link to that other thread I will check it out right now!


      SORRY FOR THE LATE REPLY GUYS - BEEN BUSY LATELY TRYING TO GET A FEW THINGS DONE!

      THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP

      -Alex
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      • Profile picture of the author juanchito
        Unfortunately i've experienced that the .tk domains are very slow and it takes at least 5 seconds to load the offer, even 10-15 seconds on some campaigns. This is obviously a huge issue and is going to highly decrease my CR.

        There is also no easy way to track your clicks by using this method, other than creating a new domain for every ad copy, what on some campaigns with many different ad copies is going to take years... So how do you guys deal with that issue?

        Since the .tk domains are not working good for me, I thought about using a .com domain on my own host. This way I would be able to use an php script redirecting every ad to another tracking link, right? For example, campaign . com / redirect1; campaign . com / redirect 2 and so on.

        So my FB ad #1 redirects to campaign . com / redirect1, which redirects to my Tracking202 link, and from there to my affiliate link.
        But doing it this way I will not be able to use a geo redirect from CPAclickz, am I right? Do you have any ideas on how to do that?

        Thanks in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bevo Troy
    You can do this with the Bevo Media Tracker - however be careful if you are promoting basic email submits... those will not get through regardless of how you (compliantly) do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author 99octane
    I would avoid the tk domains, as juanchito said, the redirect with tk is very very slow., you would be better with creating a page, then after your ad is approved adding a meta redirect to it to go to your intended page.
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorjeterboy
    Instead of using "win a free __" you can use "Free __" I've tested this many times and all my ads starts with Free are approved.
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexGill
      Originally Posted by warriorjeterboy View Post

      Instead of using "win a free __" you can use "Free __" I've tested this many times and all my ads starts with Free are approved.
      Are the ads that you have been running being email submits because that's what I tried at first and it was suggested to me on here that I try something less spammy and more legit if you know where I'm coming from
      -Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author crysper
    Facebook doesn't like offers like Win a Free bla bla, so if you direct link to the offer page without redirection/cloacking you'll have very few chances to get your ads approved.

    Use prosper202 to control your traffic. If you really want to direct link and not use a landing page, before submitting the ad, set the tracking link on prosper202 to direct to a webpage than switch back after approval. However, if they catch you'll get banned
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialBlasting
    Not only does facebook have beef with direct linking..but landing pages are much prettier and convert much better than a CPA lander anyways.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    Direct links works but how much i don't know
    but if you use Fan page then all of them are accepted and its cooler than the direct link.
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    • Profile picture of the author jokee
      Originally Posted by marketwarrior06 View Post

      Direct links works but how much i don't know
      but if you use Fan page then all of them are accepted and its cooler than the direct link.
      I agree with this.
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  • Profile picture of the author crysper
    Alex, do not direct link to email submits on Facebook, use a landing page instead and you'll get approved
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexGill
      Originally Posted by crysper View Post

      Alex, do not direct link to email submits on Facebook, use a landing page instead and you'll get approved
      Thanks, I will do just that
      -Alex
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      • Profile picture of the author crysper
        Originally Posted by AlexGill View Post

        Thanks, I will do just that
        -Alex
        An idea to use: for the landing page you can try the "voting/opinion" approach. It's classic, but it works
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