When you violate Facebook’s policies, your page will face some restrictions and surely you will be frustrated as your reach will suffer significant decline, you may be restricted from advertising and you may also not be able to post or share content. All the benefits of having a news page will also be stripped off your page.
Here the the do nots of Facebook that will land your page in trouble
- Post, share, engage with content or create accounts, Groups, Pages, Events or other assets, either manually or automatically, at very high frequencies.
- Attempt to or successfully sell, buy or exchange site privileges, engagement, or product features, such as accounts, admin roles, permission to post, Pages, Groups, likes, etc., except in the case of clearly identified branded content, as defined by our Branded Content Policies.
- Require or claim that users are required to engage with content (e.g. liking, sharing) before they are able to view or interact with promised content.
- Encourage likes, shares, follows, clicks or the use of apps or websites under false pretences, such as:
- Offering false or non-existent services or functionality (e.g. “Get a ‘Dislike’ button!”)
- Failing to direct to promised content (e.g. “Click here for a discount code at Nordstrom”; false play buttons)
- The deceptive or misleading use of URLs, defined as:
- Cloaking: Presenting different content to Facebook users and Facebook crawlers or tools.
- Misleading content: Content contains a link that promises one type of content but delivers something substantially different.
- Deceptive redirect behaviour: Websites that require an action (e.g. captcha, watch ad, click here) in order to view the expected landing page content and the domain name of the URL changes after the required action is complete.
- Like/share-gating: Landing pages that require users to like, share, or otherwise engage with content before gaining access to content.
- Deceptive landing page functionality: Websites that have a misleading user interface, which results in accidental traffic being generated (e.g. pop-ups/unders, clickjacking, etc.).
- Typosquatting: An external website pretends to be a reputable brand or service by using a name, domain or content that features typos, misspellings or other means to impersonate well-known brands using a landing page similar to another, trusted site to mislead visitors (e.g. www.faceb00k.com, www.face_book.com).
- And other behaviours that are substantially similar to the above. READ ALSO Meta Tightens Noose on Harmful Content on Facebook