Ways to Get Banned from Social Networks

It’s pretty easy to join social network sites.  It’s pretty easy to get banned too.  Your reputation matters because there is a lot of help your business can derive from social networking sites.  If you do not want to get banned from these sites and lose out on internet marketing opportunities, it is important for you to read the Terms and Conditions or Terms of Use published by these social networking sites.  I have scanned several of these and they can be a handful of words to remember.  I’ve put together a simple list of things that you can keep in mind:

 

If you do not want to get banned from these sites and lose out on internet marketing opportunities, it is important for you to read the Terms and Conditions or Terms of Use published by these social networking sites.

If you do not want to get banned from these sites and lose out on internet marketing opportunities, it is important for you to read the Terms and Conditions or Terms of Use published by these social networking sites.

Facebook

  • Fake accounts.  It’s your business so why would you even do that?  It’s also not cool to make up fake accounts just to boost the number of your FB friends.  At the end of the day, you want real connections with real potential of turning into loyal customers.
  • Scrapers or bots.  Facebook allows these as long as you ask for permission.
  • Copyrighted content. Don’t be a thief. Cite your sources or create your own profile content.  You do not want to deal with the negative publicity of being a copy cat.
  • Promotions. If you plan to run a promotion using Facebook, you need to use one of their applications and not someone else’s.
  • Data collection.  You get leads off of Facebook for your business.  It’s not Facebook collecting the leads for you.  Make sure that this is clear.
  • Bad names. Avoid using generic terms, observe proper grammar and capitalization, do not use all caps in your page name, and do not include symbols.  Just use your business name as it is and maybe append an exciting tag line.
  • Cover photo.  If your photo invites users to act upon your business, you are setting yourself up for being banned. Avoid being too solicitous by placing requests to like or share your page, take advantage of discounts, or leaving contact information in your profile photo.

Google +

  • Fake accounts. It’s a big no-no too.
  • Google +1. Do not superimpose Google +1 in your ads.  It’s not acceptable.
  • Dormancy. You cannot go inactive for nine months.  You’ll lose your account.
  • Circling.  Too much circling can get you kicked out. Avoid doing too much action.
  • Promotions. You can’t promote anything in Google+ but you can certainly add links that lead to those promotions.
  • Regulated products. You cannot market regulated products like pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and so on.  Check what products are regulated in the Philippines.
  • Keywords.  Stuffing keywords in every update you release is not acceptable.  Google+ is tied to organic search rankings so if you plan to get to the top, consider other ways.

Twitter

  • Badge.  Earn a badge before using one.
  • Cyclical posting.  You cannot post the same thing over and over.  You’ll get noticed but in the wrong way.
  • Impersonation. Don’t even think about pretending as your competitors and misleading Twitter users.  You’ll get kicked out before you know it.
  • Trademark logos. Do not steal usernames from your competitors. If a logo is trademarked, leave it alone. Come up with your own instead.
  • Being a bot. If you follow or un-follow a larger number of people in a short period of time, you will raise an alarm.  Do not behave like a bot does.
  • Buy and sell usernames.   You cannot sell or buy a username even if it looks like a bestseller.  You’ll be punished for selling and buying too.
  • Stealing handles. Just like logos, you cannot grab an inactive username and use it for your own good, especially in online marketing. Twitter will suspend you and claim the username back.
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Paul Agabin is the Founder and CEO of Wooka Interactive. He is an internet marketer based in the Philippines which deals with varied topics such as local industry news, seo strategies, content marketing, inbound marketing, social media management, website reviews, and the like. You can contact him at 0917-5069839.

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