Facebook advertising cracking down on Clickbank!

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Two days ago my Facebook ads account got shut down. the process of finding out why is a long and difficult task. They make it almost impossible to contact anyone in customer service. Anyhow I'm was spending around 700 a month On Facebook ads. suddenly they closed my account. After a long and strenuous journey I finally got to speak with someone. It was explained to me (on the sly) that Facebook is trying to clean up their advertising. They are striving to become more like Google Adwords. And once they shut down your account that is it! You're done they do not allow you to come back. Ever. So if you are running a clickbank campaign on Facebook. Heads up keep your nose super super clean and even then it may not be enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Curious if your FB Ad directly linked to a Clickbank Affiliate Product ?


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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    All of these big companies start out by allowing the masses in and then they
    claim that they have to "clean up" their platform. Do you mean in this day
    and age with so many other advertising platforms they couldn't start
    out "clean"? They are the ones who set up the rules in the first place.

    But you see, they want the money from everyone at first and when they
    get established they kick the small guy to the curb--when they have the
    big multimillion dollar account from the major businesses. Typical story.

    PLUS most big advertising platforms don't like direct marketers, period.
    They want "branders".

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    • Profile picture of the author geezaboo24
      no..not direct campaign. from ad to site. site promotes clickbank product. And today I've seen I'm not the only one
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    • Profile picture of the author HDRider
      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

      All of these big companies start out by allowing the masses in and then they
      claim that they have to "clean up" their platform. Do you mean in this day
      and age with so many other advertising platforms they couldn't start
      out "clean"? They are the ones who set up the rules in the first place.

      But you see, they want the money from everyone at first and when they
      get established they kick the small guy to the curb--when they have the
      big multimillion dollar account from the major businesses. Typical story.

      PLUS most big advertising platforms don't like direct marketers, period.
      They want "branders".

      -Ray Edwards

      I agree, how many sites like Squidoo use people to build up their site then they change the terms or sell it, thanks to everyone else s hard work.

      Or Google kicking out affiliates that were spending 15K a day, yes a day. Back in the days.

      Just more reasons to have your own websites selling your own products or services.

      Plus I like the way they ban you for life with no warning just because they change their terms. That's just wrong.
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      • Profile picture of the author geezaboo24
        Has anybody had any luck with twitter ads?
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      • Profile picture of the author DanielBlue
        Originally Posted by HDRider View Post


        Plus I like the way they ban you for life with no warning just because they change their terms. That's just wrong.
        I agree, it's wrong, but what can you do about it...NADA! FB now wants lets call it "nice, clean, happy, social, for the whole family" advertising.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Coleman
      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post


      PLUS most big advertising platforms don't like direct marketers, period.
      They want "branders".

      -Ray Edwards
      Well said, Ray. We need to be careful how we advertise on Facebook. Facebook wants your promoted posts to be "high class" and entertaining. If you want to see a great example, look at how Amazon.com advertises on Facebook. Very respectful, and very helpful.

      It can be done, and very effectively, But we need to think in terms of a "respectful' funnel.

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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Coleman
        By the way,

        Some FB advertisers have been getting this "tip" from Facebook:



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        • Profile picture of the author geezaboo24
          The ad on the left looks like it wold be shot down due to the 20% text rule. Look I had a squeeze page that converted around 7%. My ad went to that. I spoke to a customer service guy finally. HE was the one who informed me of this. NOT my opinion, just info I got from Facebook customer service. I pray he's wrong. They feel like the offers from Clickbank do not "enhance the users experience". I'm just giving everybody a "heads up" about what a Facebook rep told me. That's all..Take it or leave it.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProductReviewGuy
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    You should link to a squeeze page instead of directly linking to the CB offer. Not a lot of advertisement programs like direct offers so just link to a squeeze page instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Whisonant
    Are you sure it had to do with it just being a clickbank product? Or most likely the actual product you where promoting that just happens to be on clickbank?

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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    No surprise. I believe it was Shoemoney who reported long ago that Facebook was originally excited about the "idea" of affiliate marketers buying ads.

    Then the tsunami of garbage hit and they've been tightening the ship ever since.

    Just like Google and others.

    Fact is, the "IM" industry is so full of scams, frauds, spam and overall crap, particularly involving Clickbank, the only thing I find surprising about a Clickbank crackdown is it didn't happen before now.

    As far as permanent account bans, just like everyone else before them they start off trying to educate, give second changes, provide support ... but by the time they have to deal with the 20,000th slimehole and intentional repeat offenders it becomes an easier, quicker, and less expensive option to terminate accounts and that is that.

    The collateral damage to a few good marketers caught up in this considered well worth the cost of cleaning out the sludge.

    It's a shame. Even here on the forum, for special offers there are new rules to try to clean it up. You can expect that to continue.

    Preferring large accounts? Sure. It's a no brainer. If Ford, a reputable company is buying $500k of ads in a month, compared to a horde spending $100 and sending users to squeeze pages where emails are then sold, and questionable make money offers, or how to grow three inches in a month, and whatever CB has which create complaints, poor user experience on FB, and a time suck for staff - which would you choose?

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  • Profile picture of the author TakenAction
    Does it affect people DL spammy offers or is it okay so still drive traffic to squeeze pages. Mine personally (after the optin) goes into a series of upsells w/ VSL's

    They are my own products. I haven't noticed my account having any changes yet but will this kind of funnel be affected soon?
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  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    Ughhh, welcome to the ever evolving world of IM. Just when you think you have something figured out you have to move on to something else. It's ridiculous. At least a heads up or warning would be nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author dmarc
    Thanks for the heads up. However, I've got to think that it has more to do with the specific site you're linking to, product its advertising, and ad you're running than it does with the fact that its on clickbank. I could be wrong though....
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