Facebook

By Ryan Harrell, Creative Director

I know what you are thinking, why would I want to get my businesses Facebook account deleted? Well, you wouldn’t, but for some reason people make several mistakes every day that could lead to Facebook deleting your account sometimes without any warning whatsoever.  Now just because your page is deleted does not mean it is gone forever, as we all know all the data on Facebook is never really “Deleted” it is inactive more or less. So there is a chance if you have your page set up correctly and appeal to Facebook you might get it reinstated, however this is a long shot. I have listed five things you can do to get your businesses account deleted. If you have any questions about these you can contact us to help.

What to do to get Facebook to delete your page:

1. Posting copyrighted material, like pictures. Basically anything you post on your Facebook photo album you should have rights to publish. When you upload photos you are agreeing to this. If someone comes along and deems that you are in violation of uploading images, like say pictures of celebrities or characters then you might get reported. Depending the type of infringement it can be a warning message saying “Please remove the images” or they are within their rights to remove your page.

2. Posting inappropriate pictures. One of the most noted times Facebook removed a page due to this reason was when they removed “The Cool Hunter” Facebook page for violation of policies when they posted a nude woman in an advertisement for breast cancer awareness. A 180K fan page gone without notice. Since they had such a large following they were able to put pressure to get the page restored, but as I stated before this is a very rare case.

3. Not following promotional guidelines. There is an outlet in France called Kiabi. They had a huge Facebook fan base or over 130K people. Right before Christmas 2010 they awoke to find their page gone. All 130K fans and their page deleted, without warning. Facebook had deleted their page for not following the Facebook guidelines for running a promotion off of their fan page. Basically Facebook’s terms say that you have to have policies and terms available in your promotion no matter how small the prize. You cannot even solicit likes without having your own promotional guidelines stating Facebook is in no way affiliated with your promotion. You also have to use an app, not native Facebook features to run your promotion, meaning you have to have a page tab set up and a externally hosted app running to be in compliance. You also cannot ask them to do things, like say check into your establishment for a promotion.

4. Spamming. This is one offense that most businesses violate without knowing it. Most people who go on Facebook without using Facebook think that it is about posting over and over your sale items, or talking about your business repetitively. The rookie page owner may post “Come down to StoreName and check out the Widget selection. Say you seen this on Facebook and we will wrap it for FREE!!!!” Or they might post on other businesses pages about promotions or their product. Both of these can be considered spamming. All it takes if for a few folks to report you and boom, the page is gone.

5. Incorrectly set up page. The most violated item on this list and the reason most pages are deleted. When Facebook instituted fan pages they sent out notes letting you know that you were not to have a business set up as a personal profile. When you set up the account they also let you know if it is a business you have to set it up as a page. People without the knowledge of how beneficial a page is over a profile might incorrectly set up the page as a profile. Then send out tons of friend requests asking people to become their “friend.” I know business owners who have had pages removed with thousands of friends, and had to start over from scratch, seeing all the time energy and resources go away in an instant. Also loosing a key communication avenue with clients and customers in the worlds largest social network.

Facebook can be a godsend for businesses marketing efforts, but you have to make sure you are using it correctly or you will loose a lot of time and money.

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