If you’ve ever found yourself scrolling through your Facebook news feed to see what’s trending, it’s probably because you’re using Facebook Ads to generate revenue for your company.
But what if your company is using the ads for a very different purpose?
In a world where most people only browse Facebook News, many of these ads are meant to generate some form of traffic to your company’s website.
But for some of the largest publishers on Facebook, these ads may actually be causing a huge amount of trouble.
Here are the ways that your Facebook Ads are being used to push out spam and abuse.
Advertising on Facebook could be harming your companyThe most obvious example of Facebook Ads being used in an unethical way is Facebook’s advertising platform for their News Feed.
As part of their Newsfeed Ads, publishers have to provide a number of pieces of information in order to be allowed to advertise.
One of the pieces of the news feed information required is the user’s name and a link to their profile page.
For example, if a Facebook Newsfeed ad says “Facebook Ads are only for Facebook Pages”, then the publisher would have to link their user profile to their Facebook page to be able to advertise there.
For some publishers, this may be more than sufficient.
For example, the Huffington Post only requires users to link to Facebook for their adverts to appear.
However, for others, Facebook may be asking too much.
For instance, if you’re one of the large publishers that Facebook’s News Feed Ads are used for, and you’re running a social media business, you may find that the Facebook Ads may be driving traffic to you and your company from a different advertiser, who may be spamming your business on Facebook.
You can read more about Facebook Ads and what they can and can’t do on their Advertiser Policy page.
Facebook Ads for spammy business ownersFacebook has always been a company with a strong commitment to transparency.
They have a detailed Advertising Policy that states: “We do not knowingly allow third parties to use our products or services for any purpose other than the purposes stated on our website, and we take all steps necessary to prevent the use of our products and services for that purpose.”
What can you do about it?
The first step is to look into the issues in your own Facebook account.
This may be a good time to check that the user is using a different account to visit your website.
If the user does not have a different Facebook account, you can contact them directly by going to the Facebook Settings page and going to Account.
Once you’ve identified what’s causing the issue, you should be able start to look at what can be done to resolve it.
The most straightforward way to resolve an issue is to take down your ads.
However you can also take your Facebook ads down and report the issue to Facebook.
This might be a difficult option to take, especially if you are in the middle of a campaign with thousands of people who are seeing ads for your business.
To do this, simply go to your Account page and select the option to “Report this issue”.
Then, go to the “My Advertisers” section and click the “Report” button.
You will be presented with a screen where you can click on “Report an issue” to report the problem to Facebook immediately.
Once Facebook has resolved the issue and taken down the offending ad, you will be given a link that will allow you to delete the ad.
However if you have not reported the issue yet, you might still need to contact Facebook directly.
If you have already reported an issue to them, you need to go to Facebook’s Ads Support and Report an issue page.
The issue you are reporting can be as simple as a single ad that has appeared on your Facebook page.
If it is an issue with a Facebook page or app that has been shared by millions of people, you would need to look for an additional ad to be considered a spammer.
Facebook has been criticised for making it easier to be a spamming spammerFacebook has also been criticised by critics for making the process of reporting an issue easier than it used to be.
The company has updated its Advertisment Policy to better outline what can and cannot be reported.
For this, it says that it is now easier to report a specific issue.
If a publisher has shared their advertising on your page, it is no longer necessary to contact them individually.
Instead, the publisher can simply contact Facebook by clicking the “Contact” link in their “About Us” section.
You then need to enter your email address and Facebook account details to send them a message.
This will allow them to contact you and discuss the issue.
If you have sent a similar email to the publisher, they will then be able contact you directly.
The only requirement is that they contact you via Facebook.
This will allow the issue of the advertisement to be reported to Facebook as a spam report, and will help to reduce the number of potential problems that you face.