Facebook on the spam attack

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I just read this morning that Facebook will be penalizing customers who send spam to friends:

"We're making these changes to ensure that feed spam content does not drown out the content that people really want to see on Facebook from the friends and Pages they care about," Facebook wrote in a blog post Thursday.

Facebook said the crackdown focuses on three major abuses: "like" baiting, frequently circulated content and spammy links.

Watch out Fiverr girl with 5000 real Facebook friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
    Originally Posted by Nighttrader View Post

    I just read this morning that Facebook will be penalizing customers who send spam to friends:

    "We're making these changes to ensure that feed spam content does not drown out the content that people really want to see on Facebook from the friends and Pages they care about," Facebook wrote in a blog post Thursday.

    Facebook said the crackdown focuses on three major abuses: "like" baiting, frequently circulated content and spammy links.

    Watch out Fiverr girl with 5000 real Facebook friends.
    When you build your business to depend on these types of advertising methods, this is what you usually get. It usually starts off really good and then bam, your back at square one. Why would you expect something that you know is wrong (in most cases) to last and support your business?

    It's time to wake up and understand that the only way to have real long term success is to plan things with your future in mind. If you are currently successful at the expense of breaking rules, at the very least have a plan to go legit because if not your success will be very short lived.

    Wishing you all much success
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  • Profile picture of the author trevor1617
    They have always been penalizing this, just have to do it subtly so they don't notice. Also they are probably doing what Matt Cutts does and telling you this so you will stop. If it's done properly you should never get caught.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      From reading the blog post, it looks like they're primarily focusing on Pages that use gimmicks to get more visibility than they would from normal use.

      I'm not seeing a downside to this for anyone who uses the site for what the other users expect from it.

      I would be much more concerned about Facebook itself allegedly selling "fake" likes and the recent slashing of organic reach. Those are more likely to impact legitimate users of the site.
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      • Profile picture of the author melvinsh
        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

        From reading the blog post, it looks like they're primarily focusing on Pages that use gimmicks to get more visibility than they would from normal use.

        I'm not seeing a downside to this for anyone who uses the site for what the other users expect from it.

        I would be much more concerned about Facebook itself allegedly selling "fake" likes and the recent slashing of organic reach. Those are more likely to impact legitimate users of the site.
        Do you mean through their ad campaigns?
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        • Profile picture of the author SI Randy
          I have heard a lot about this lately too, One of my best publishers recently showed me a rather large discrepancy in his clicks his tracking showed vs what FB was charging for
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          • Profile picture of the author nettechindia
            It mostly depends upon you that how you are using Facebook for your business if you are spamming then definitely you will banned and restricted.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewBirth2010
    Trevor above is right. My site was blocked from facebook (it does not allow me to link it anymore) because I tried to send links through different accounts. If you know the facebook limits you can do it... Not like the golden era, but you can still do marketing via facebook....
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  • Profile picture of the author NewBirth2010
    Hi azsno. How would you do business when you don't interrupt people and let them know about your product? You are right at a certain degree. Spam is not right. But tell me a way that is not spam....
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    If you are using sound social media marketing principles, you'll be fine.

    You shoud always strive to build a relationship with your fans. Spam doesn't factor into that.

    As a method of gaining sales, it's never worked well anyway. It's a shotgun approach. You can make more money by simply building a relationship.
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  • They've always done this. It's part of their TOS.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    Facebook is getting more strict nowadays. I just noticed too that you can no longer add a friend is he/she does not have a friend in your friend's list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mogaz
    bans for spamming is good. haven't encountered an unjust restriction yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewBirth2010
    I have been blocked several times from facebook. I tried all the possible ways to bypass their block trigger. I feel it is not possible. If 2-3 people report you as "Spam" facebook will ban you immediately. If your account is active for more than 2 years it may give you a choice to retrieve in a couple of weeks.

    Even sending genuine message like "I have created a new Facebook Dating Group. Please visit it if you like" will mark you as "Spam"

    The only way to Advertise in Facebook is to pay it !
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  • Profile picture of the author jony1
    Its always true facebook also very active on your woking in this site...if your post is more spamming then Facebook will banned you.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyPlan
    It was very interesting to read how the same people who are contributing to the distribution of spam (with that being actual Facebook users, not page owners who share the same stories repeatedly after being asked to do so), then turn around and call those stories spam or at least say they are not very relevant. Just because a page owner puts something in your feed and says, like/share, you don't have to do it. And, so now Facebook is cracking down on this calling it like baiting.

    What all this means for the Facebook page owner is they will have to be more careful about 'asking' Facebook users to like/share content. Hopefully, if the content is good enough, the Facebook user will be smart enough to like or share the content without being prompted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Gehr
    Seems ironic that we pay Facebook to spam targeted audiences for likes, engagement, clicks etc but they don't want anyone else doing it.

    The pot calling the kettle black.

    However, it is their site and they call the shots...which is fair play isn't it?
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  • Profile picture of the author David Austen
    FB security is really good recently. I just joined 30 groups and got to verify my account again! So I guest we must be more careful with our campaign on FB, otherwise we'll get banned!
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  • Profile picture of the author toddchaney
    This has been done to curb spam sites that unnecessarily send useless information to users. I guess the sites that comply with terms and conditions of use are not facing such bans..
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Methew
    Facebook ban your profile when you share links on irrelevent gruops and tag post to irrelevent people. Because they report your post. Then facebook notise and ban you. If you work on your relevent groups. facebook never ban you.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnnyPlan
      Originally Posted by Adam Methew View Post

      Facebook ban your profile when you share links on irrelevent gruops and tag post to irrelevent people. Because they report your post. Then facebook notise and ban you. If you work on your relevent groups. facebook never ban you.
      As you say, stay relevant and you will be safe. The only people complaining about Facebook bans and restrictions are the ones looking to 'cash in' on Facebook. While Facebook's main concern is protecting the real Facebook user, not the marketer trying to ride Facebook for money. You can't really blame Facebook for trying to keep the site spam free as possible.
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