Are You Allowed To Promote Internet Marketing Products On Facebook?

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Hey guys,

So I was thinking about trying some Facebook advertising and was just reading the policies and under prohibited content is this:

Facebook does not allow ads for "work from home", get rich quick and other money making opportunities that offer compensation for little or no investment.

This includes pyramid schemes, easy money-making e-books, or other money making schemes positioned as alternatives to part-time or full-time employment.
So are you allowed to promote Internet Marketing products on Facebook?

Cheers,
Tristan
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  • Profile picture of the author BurgerBoy
    Have your products on your own site and then link from Facebook to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Originally Posted by Tristan Bull View Post

    Hey guys,

    So I was thinking about trying some Facebook advertising and was just reading the policies and under prohibited content is this:



    So are you allowed to promote Internet Marketing products on Facebook?

    Cheers,
    Tristan
    I'm pretty sure that you aren't. Facebook's paid advertising platform doesn't approve MMO, work from home and MLM type offers, so it'd be a waste of time trying to get your ads approved. On the other hand, if your ad is about IM techniques/courses touching on PPC, copywriting, media buys, etc. then they'd be okay. It's just the "make money quickly" type sub-niche which they disapprove of.

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  • Profile picture of the author K_tir
    No, you can't.

    Your account can get suspended if you do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
    All the ads I have seen for IM have linked back to a fan page so the ads cost less then they send the people to their own website
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  • So if that's the case then what are all these Facebook Ads WSO's I keep seeing talking about??

    Also I remember seeing a FB add from Frank Kern promoting a free money making webinar, have you guys seen that???
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  • Profile picture of the author billy84
    Of course you are, the thing is that Facebook doesnt approve this ad because most of them are fraud
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
    You are fine with fanpages as long as you don't promote an MLM. The story is very different when it comes to their advertising platform, though. The rules are very tight with the paid ads.

    Cheers,
    Colin Palfrey
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Everett
    Hi Tristan

    I'm in the IM niche, I've used Facebook ads successfully to promote my fan page & blog
    but sending traffic to an actual product is not easy. The wording has to be exactly right and the landing URL has to be a proper domain. Not an affiliate URL, bit.ly etc..
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  • I've seen Frank Kern promote a free webinar claiming how he made 600k or something with a small list and the facebook ad directly straight to the webinar registration page.

    Does anyone have any do's and dont's when it comes to advertising IM stuff on facebook?
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  • Profile picture of the author davemiz
    they SAY you can't but tell me how these ads are on there?

    Ron LeGrand and Brock Felt are teaming up to bring internet training: Start an online business step-by-step. for free webinar.

    Think internet marketing is hard? Think again. There are "Three Easy Steps To Online Success" - Click here to learn them now.

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    • Originally Posted by davemiz View Post

      they SAY you can't but tell me how these ads are on there?

      Ron LeGrand and Brock Felt are teaming up to bring internet training: Start an online business step-by-step. for free webinar.

      Think internet marketing is hard? Think again. There are "Three Easy Steps To Online Success" - Click here to learn them now.

      And kerns.
      Exactly my point, there ads seem to be a direct contradiction to what it says in FB's terms.

      But oh well, I was really just curious since all the rage lately is about cheap facebook ads so thought I would read the terms just to see what was allowed and was shocked to see basically a paragraph saying no IM stuff but there are heaps of IM products teaching how to sell on FB.... and then when I actually thought about it I remember see Frank Kerns ads running so it kinda sounds like the staff aren't really that well trained at least when it comes to IM products.
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    Originally Posted by Tristan Bull View Post

    Hey guys,

    So I was thinking about trying some Facebook advertising and was just reading the policies and under prohibited content is this:



    So are you allowed to promote Internet Marketing products on Facebook?

    Cheers,
    Tristan
    this thread illustrates the sorry state of affairs that is internet marketing!!

    the question is - what is your product and where does it lie in the IM landscape? are you selling an actual, intelligent guide that will put people on the right track to building an online business, or are you knocking out some crappy ebook that promises riches over night? as you seem to be confused, I am sensing the latter, in which case you probably shouldn't advertise on Fb.
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    • Originally Posted by matt5409 View Post

      are you selling an actual, intelligent guide that will put people on the right track to building an online business, or are you knocking out some crappy ebook that promises riches over night? as you seem to be confused, I am sensing the latter, in which case you probably shouldn't advertise on Fb.
      Lol thats a bit harsh bro, I'm just confused as I see IM guru's promote stuff but in the terms it says IM stuff isn't allowed to be promoted.
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  • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
    Facebook's staff for approving ads seem to be inconsistent and untrained. I had an ad that I had run in many countries dissappoved when I made a small change. It was for an ebook. They said stupid things like they would have no way of knowing whether it had been delivered. If you end up dealing with one of these presumably ignorant teenage employees I would just resubmit and hope you get some one else.
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  • Profile picture of the author PabloVTB
    I mean, Facebook actually has to approve your ads before they go live right?

    That means, if your ads get approved, you shouldn't have any problems...?

    And I think that policy excerpt is aimed at all those fake news sites promoting Google Kit and stuff like that mainly, I don't think you will have problems if you are promoting something serious.

    Maybe you can contact facebook directly and shoot them an email
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