What is Facebook Jail? Facebook Jail is when Facebook users are blocked or banned by Facebook from posting on the site or accessing their account due to violations or spammy behaviour. Being in Facebook Jail can prevent you from promoting your business for days or even weeks. Being blocked from posting to groups is what really puts a damper on your business promotion, team training and any active parties.
Facebook is the most popular and most practical social networking website for promoting your business, so let's keep you out of jail by using the following tips:
1. Let Time Pass Between Posts
Allow three to five minutes to pass between posting the same content on multiple pages or in multiple groups. You’re excited and want to share the information with everyone, but Facebook can confuse your speed and efficiency with spambot behavior.
Better yet, use a content scheduler like Buffer (our favourite - and no we don't get paid to say that), to make sure you give your content ample time between posts.
2. Create Original Content
Be creative! Re-purpose ideas and put your twist on them. Recreate makeup looks or flat lays with your products. If you want to share content, such as Corporate-created graphics, add a watermark frame, create a collage using the photo, etc. to make it your personal brand and increase the percentage of original content. If everyone is using the same image without altering it in any way, Facebook will mark it as spam and flag you for posting it as well!
3. Be Careful with Adding Friends and Messaging
Only add or message people you personally know or people with whom you share multiple friends. If you are adding or messaging random people, those people can report you as spam and put you on the spam radar.
4. Use a Business Page
Use a business page to showcase your love for your business and the products. DO NOT use your personal page to sell products! If you want to share a business-related post on your personal profile, do so very sparingly and link back to your business page. Selling from your personal profile is a surefire way to get you flagged by Facebook. If someone asks you about products, pricing, becoming a Presenter, etc. send them a message and continue the conversation privately. It is okay to SHARE a product you are using, but sharing and selling are 2 completely different things.
5. Slow Down and Use Strategy
You use Facebook every day to run your business, so you undoubtedly have become familiar with its features and know how to use them quickly and efficiently. Whether you’re posting, commenting, sharing or liking, doing any of these things too quickly can flag you as spam. Only post a maximum of six times per day on your business page or within your private group. When you have a lot of information you want to share, use strategy to communicate everything efficiently without over posting. For example, if you have several images for one product, instead of posting each image individually, create an album.
You should continue to use Facebook as a driver for your business, but be aware of your actions and how Facebook might interpret them.
Remember, people want to see YOU as your authentic self on your personal Facebook. Filling up your feed with just your business will turn people off!
Founder: Jade Kent