Believe it or not, Facebook is actually banning all the Dropshippers. Yes, this is the truth. Everyone is worried about this recent thing Facebook is doing and thinking how to advertise on Facebook.
In most cases, Facebook is banning only Advert Account but in some scenarios, Facebook is also banning Personal Accounts as well. Yes, all the photos, videos, stories you shared on Facebook will be all gone in a matter of seconds.
Are you Kidding? How do you know?
Hell, No! I’m not kidding at all.
I know this because my Advert account got banned recently and I was shocked myself.
Let me tell you what happened to me.
A few days ago on 15 March 2018, I ran a Video Advertisement on Facebook. The Ad was approved within 30-40 minutes by Facebook, and it was running smoothly.
My work was done, so I was relaxing and started watching some funny videos on Youtube. But after an hour or so I got some notification on Facebook.
When I hit that notification button, it was from Facebook saying “Your Facebook Ad Account is Disabled”.
After seeing this message I was shocked and quickly opened Facebook Ads Manager. Above the Facebook Campaigns, there was a small message saying:
“Your ad account has been flagged for policy violations. Any ads that you’re running have been turned off. If you believe that this is a mistake, please contact us.”
At this point, I did the obvious thing that anyone will do. Contacted the Facebook, asked the reason behind this and how I can re-run the ads.
I was little worried and impatient because I wanted to run that ad to generate some sales and earn some $$$. Haha!
Facebook will not let you wait for hours. Most of the times they reply quickly.
Just after an hour, I got the reply from Facebook. I was excited to re-launch the ad.
When I opened the reply, I was terrified and didn’t work on anything for 24 hours. I was very much disturbed and upset.
Here’s the message from Facebook:
Why Facebook Did This To Me?
All of my excitement was gone by now. The whole time I was thinking:
- What went wrong?
- Why Facebook did this to me?
- Should I close my Facebook Page/Website?
- Where should I advertise now?
- How to generate sales?
- Should I try Instagram influencers method to get sales?
- Should I leave this drop shipping thing?
Facebook was very clear that there’s nothing I can do reactivate my Advert account. I asked them 3-5 times the reason behind getting banned.
But they never answer that actual question and sending the same message again and again.
I was pi**ed on Facebook. They should at least provide me the reason.
Why? Because I don’t know what went wrong or why I was banned. And because of that, I was panicking in creating a new Facebook account and run ads from that.
Nearly 24 hours passed, and I was still wondering why this happened. I had no clue what to do next.
And the time came…
And then my friend called me and told me his Facebook Advert account is banned too. This became very serious matter now, and I wanted to know why this is happening.
I asked him what he uploaded, video or photo ad? He told me that he ran a Photo Ad, and the image he took from another Facebook Page.
That time I understood the reason why Facebook is banning all the Shopify drop shippers. The reason is simply that they are copying Photo or Video from others and Facebook created an algorithm to detect this.
Then I quickly created another Facebook account and ran a test Ad with a unique photo of the same product and Phew…..it was running smoothly.
I took a deep breath and came to know the reason behind all this.
What To Do Now?
So now that I know why Facebook is banning all the Shopify drop shippers, the next step I took to confirm how I can run my Shopify dropshipping business smoothly.
I have already shared my experience what happened to me and my friend, and I don’t want this happen to you. That’s why I am going to share a few steps or ways you need to consider before creating a Facebook Ad.
First of all, delete all the previous posts or stop all your Facebook Campaigns if you have copied the image or video from other. Believe it or not, Facebook is coming for you, and you need to stop it right now.
Now, if you are creating a photo Advertisement then use images from Aliexpress like always, don’t copy other people’s images. Also the images you are copying from Aliexpress, don’t use as it is.
Use a famous tool Canva, and make a collage showing features/benefits of the products, and put a strip on top or bottom, and write some text on it.
That way you are safe to run ads on Facebook.
Let’s come to video ads because they convert 200% higher than Photo Ads. But here’s the bad news for you, now you can’t copy videos and use it for your ads.
You can try 2 things:
- Use video editor and edit the video, like splitting up into small clips, and re-arranging the orders. Or puts some text and logo in between. But please don’t copy from others now. Though this has some risks so I will not recommend this method.
- Best and safest method is to take snaps from videos and create a slideshow from those snaps. The good news is Facebook create a tool Creative Hub, which you can use to create carousel slideshow, and much more. So this is the best option to go for.
Facebook is banning all the Shopify drop shippers, so you should take actions right now only because when Facebook will ban you, there’s no option you can re-activate that Advert account. And if they ban your Personal account then you will lose all your life stories you shared with your loved ones.
Don’t just close your Shopify websites, just do the correct thing, and you will still be earning the same amount you use to earn or earning right now.
Roadblocks like this come everything in a while, so that doesn’t mean you should just leave that thing. There’s always a solution, but we need to keep patience and try to find out the other way.
If your Facebook Advert account got banned recently, then let me know in the comments below.
Like I share shared you my experience what happened to me and how I managed to overcome this.
So please do share this article with everyone, on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, and let others know about this. I don’t want this happen to you or anyone else.