Facebook is such a great tool for sharing your voice and getting your brand and product into the hands of new users. However, there are definitely some challenges that come with this social media platform as you’re trying to promote your business. Facebook will throw you into jail if you don’t follow their guidelines or if you act too spammy. We want to help you avoid jail with these guidelines so listen carefully.

 

1. Take a Break in Between Posts

Don’t post a bunch of content right in a row. Leave some time in between posts to avoid being marked as a spammer.

2. Be Careful Tagging

Facebook doesn’t exactly like it when you tag people in posts and images that they aren’t actually in. Keep it real and avoid spamming people.

3. Never Add Someone to a Group Without Permission

Always invite or ask people to join your group. Never invite them without their permission.

4. Don’t Post Images from Google

Make sure you get your images from a good source and not from Google images. Using images you found on Google can mark your account as spam.

5. Don’t Use Your Personal Account as Your Business Account

Make sure you use your real name for your personal account and your business name for your business account. Don’t confuse the two and make your personal page all about business.

6. Like and Comment at Normal Paces

When you like and comment on other user’s posts, make sure you don’t do it as fast as you can, like a robot. This could mark you as a spammer. Make sure your comments and likes are all genuine and thoughtful and not just for the returned engagement.

7. Only Friend Request People You Know

If you’re talking to someone and have built a relationship, go ahead and friend them. Just don’t let Facebook catch you friend requesting a bunch of people you don’t know and getting rejected or deleted. This could flag your account.

 

If you follow these guidelines, it’s a lot less likely you’ll end up in Facebook Jail. Or worse, blocked or banned from Facebook. Facebook takes these things seriously and so should you. That being said, at the end of the day, don’t forget that you should be having fun with your account! Post away!