facebook will ban you for scraping IDS and using custom audience

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is it true? i heard this on FB
#audience #ban #custom #facebook #ids #scraping
  • Profile picture of the author Syed Bilal Shah
    Anybody ???
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    Sure... did you read their TOS?

    Don't use software to extract people's UID for the sole purpose of advertising to them. If you don't have their permission, it's against their TOS.
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  • Profile picture of the author Solvico
    Sure in theory they could ban you. Doesn't mean they will though considering the huge amount of people doing it at the moment....
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  • Profile picture of the author darkc0de1
    Originally Posted by Syed Bilal Shah View Post

    is it true? i heard this on FB
    I've been using Social Lead Freak to extract user ID's from FB groups and pages my account is still active.

    I talked to the support desk of SLF and verified that no customer on their end has been banned from extracting user ID's.
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    • Profile picture of the author Solvico
      Originally Posted by darkc0de1 View Post

      I've been using Social Lead Freak to extract user ID's from FB groups and pages my account is still active.

      I talked to the support desk of SLF and verified that no customer on their end has been banned from extracting user ID's.
      Same here and i've been using it daily with clients campaigns too.
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  • By the way, not all the custom audiences are
    the same, if you put them all in one basket, then
    you're saying FB will ban you just because you're
    using, for example, website custom audiences.

    And I agree with JCorp, it is against their ToS,
    and it is a mixed situation. We all knew this, but
    we still use them.

    Regarding the ban, as far as I know, the only people
    getting banned are the creators of these softwares,
    at least that's the case for FB Sniper.

    Also, they keep rolling new options for targeting, you can
    do above and beyond great with their precise interests,
    demographics and behaviours.
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    Its unlikely that they will ban your account. It is likely that they will just not approve the ad though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Websitemaker
    non of my FB scrapper software I used no longer works!?
    does yours still work?
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    • Profile picture of the author evanbang
      Originally Posted by Websitemaker View Post

      non of my FB scrapper software I used no longer works!?
      does yours still work?
      I was running with FB Graph Scraper V3 and it no longer works. It looks like those that have integrated compatibility within the FB App API are getting passed the recent changes and those of us that were using third-party chrome plug-ins may have just gotten the boot.
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      • Profile picture of the author Cubanlink
        FB Leadjacker is also no longer working on extracting user ids from the graph search.
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        • Profile picture of the author anguschkong
          Originally Posted by Cubanlink View Post

          FB Leadjacker is also no longer working on extracting user ids from the graph search.
          yeah...this was the best tool before!!!!
          other tools don't support batch!!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author stuanih
      Try Social Lead Freak, It's not a scraper, It is in accordance to FB's TOS.
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      • Profile picture of the author forrestsmyth
        Originally Posted by stuanih View Post

        Try Social Lead Freak, It's not a scraper, It is in accordance to FB's TOS.
        If it's harvesting UID's, doesn't that make it a scraper?
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  • Profile picture of the author Solvico
    Social Lead Freak is still working, just fyi
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    I think it comes down to how much money you are bringing to the table and whether or not you are engaging in other more spammy techniques.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rhiannon Beckham
    SLF works fine for me..

    It seems the biggest slap went to anything that provided graph scraping..
    and Facesniper. Facesniper def got the brunt of it because they tried to pass themselves off as being affiliated with FB, by appearance and name.

    Does anyone know of a graphscraper that still works, per chance?

    Feel free to PM
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  • Profile picture of the author Vickcarty
    The TOS surely say that but I have never had any problems with capturing the UID with FB Groups Poster and Facebook Groups Snatcher.
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  • Profile picture of the author LimitlessTraffic
    Scrapping users using software and programs are definitely against FB's ToS but for a long time they have turned a blind eye.

    As of recent, they have been enforcing this and cracking down on all programs that scrape users. It's only a matter of time before ALL programs are shut down.

    But as for custom audiences, you can always upload your email list or website custom audiences without any dramas.

    Hope that clears things up.

    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author pnglifesolutions
    yes. matter of time.

    start getting familiar with using custom audiences so you are not reliant on scraping alone when the day comes.
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  • Profile picture of the author ErinWalsh
    It works for people if they don't get caught. However, once they do, the account gets banned.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZephyrIon
    Can't make money if your worried to take a risk to make the money.
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  • Profile picture of the author reg0903
    Once your account has reached the maximum level of browsing traffic in your activity logs Facebook block your account for malicious activity. Once Facebook locks our account for malicious activity you will ask to verify governments ids for the accounts re-activation.

    Well, social lead freak is now working to harvest people Uids, but converting Facebook, emails is not enough, sometimes self not working.
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  • Profile picture of the author eastlibra
    Hi guys,

    I am using social leak freak 2.5.2 to extract uids.

    I am not able to create custom audience and I have received errors on high invalidation rate.

    Can I know anyone here and still got the same problem ?

    Do you get the problem resolved already ? Please advise. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarrod
    If really worried about this, you could purchase a fiverr gig to scrape the ID's for you. That way it's not your account nor your IP address scraping them.
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  • Profile picture of the author WAL08
    If purchased UID from fiver are uploaded to your campaign could you get banned or is it just the act of scraping which is not allowed?
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  • Profile picture of the author cromagnon
    Hi,

    if I were fb, I would increase the price of advertising to custom audience, instead of banning. I would onl ban scrapers, which do not use social graph api. The advantage is, that I (as fb) gain control of this business and convertz it into (more) money.

    What do you think about this?
    Do you have evidence that price of custom audience ads are increasing?
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  • Profile picture of the author Max Greenflame
    I don't think they'll ban you but your ad may be rejected
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    • Profile picture of the author pr0digy
      Originally Posted by Max Greenflame View Post

      I don't think they'll ban you but your ad may be rejected
      Just add a few random user IDs, which lowers of course your CVR but its well worth it, believe me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cloudcandy Sales
    If you send any Ad or advertisements to any persons without there permission it would be against the terms of conditions of the FB site....
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  • Profile picture of the author longseo
    But how facebook can know i scrape IDs?
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  • Profile picture of the author cheapprice175
    It sounds feasible because they do frown upon scraping their website for information without permission.
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  • Profile picture of the author BionicMan40
    Sound like email hi-jacking to me! That process shoud be illegal! Might need the internet police
    to ban you from the computer for a year! PLEASE DON'T DO IT!
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  • Profile picture of the author SEMwinners
    if you send any Ad or advertisements to any persons without there permission it would be against the terms of conditions of the FB site....
    But after all, ALL ads are ads without FB users consenting to getting them, newsfeed or not.

    Stupid of FB to fight this, as at least ads are super targeted and relevant this way, as facesniper was best of its kind [enabled targeting ACTIVE recent users for your kw]- dead now, what a pity.
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  • Profile picture of the author reg0903
    Yes, that's exactly happened man
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  • Profile picture of the author JoelDean
    I used my own custom software Facegrundge Equalizer which scrapes groups and UID's and auto posts feature... You need to have dozens of PVA inorder to harvest 100 of thousands of UID's in 3 hours.. autoposting is a breeze...
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  • Profile picture of the author unreal
    it's against Facebook TOS ,alternatively target your audience using the Power Editor and target an specific fan page or group!
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