You must have heard about ‘Facebook Jail’, it means facebook suspending you from using facebook group or other services for some days, which could last between 1 hours to 21days. If ‘Facebook Police’ discover that you are posting same post content to multiple facebook pages and groups at an alarming speed, then you will be regarded as a SPAMMER and thrown into the Virtual Jail.
To prevent getting banned or suspended from posting to facebook group, we have created this article on what you should and shouldn’t do.
1. Post Time Intervals
The major factor that triggers the facebook jail police is when you post to facebook at an alarming rate. Either to your facebook wall, facebook page, facebook groups or even when you comment on posts. Your account comes under scrutiny when facebook discovers that you are not posting like a human but as a robot who have been programmed to post every 30 seconds.
Either you post manually or with a service such as Pilot Poster, as long as the time in between posts are very little, you are likely to be thrown into facebook jail.
Pilot Poster has made this a lot easier for you by providing flexible posting interval between 10 seconds to 25 minutes for instant posting and between 1 Minute to 90 hours for scheduled posts. However, we only recommend you to use the instant posting (Send Now) option when posting to very few groups between and 1-10. If you are posting to a large number of group, you are advised to used post schedule and do NOT use a posting time interval below 5 Minutes.
It is recommended to use post time interval of 5 Minutes and above
This way the facebook jail police cannot flag your account because it is only normal for a human to be able to change facebook group and post in them within 5 minutes.
UPDATE: Using Pilot Poster Auto Pause Feature
Auto pause is the new Pilot Poster feature that stops your scheduled post for a set time and then resumes when the time elapses.
This feature will make your posting looks humanly enough and will definitely reduce the risk of getting flagged by Facebook.
To use this feature, you’ll see a new option below the post schedule screen. As shown in the image above.
The Auto pause after (Posts) is the number of posts pilot Poster will Publish before pausing the posting schedule and Auto resume after (Hours) is the number of Hours Pilot Poster will delay before it resumes posting again.
It is highly recommended to use this feature when posting to over Over 30 Groups. That way, you’ll be 99% sure of avoiding Facebook Jail.
2. Number of Groups to Post Daily Per Facebook Account
This is another important issue that gets many thrown into the facebook jail. Although facebook have no specific number of groups you can push posts to daily, it is only ideal that it flags any account that over does it. When you post to 500 groups daily with a single facebook account, it clearly shows that you are either SPAMMING or TROLLING. In the real world, it wouldn’t have been possible to manually post to over 500 groups in a single day wihtout the facebook police taking note of you.
Our recommended number of groups to post daily is 1-120 per facebook account.
To avoid the issue of facebook sending your account into jail, Pilot Poster have created different measures to protect you, and one of them is the ability to use multiple facebook accounts for a single Pilot Poster Account. This will enable you to switch in between the facebook account to get your post to a large number of audience and at the same time avoid facebook jail.
Although we have tested posting to 200 groups per facebook account without getting flagged with the right posting time interval and unique url in place, we recommend 170 to Pilot Poster users because our goal is to never have a member in facebook jail for any reason relating to the use of our service.
3. Utilize Pilot Poster Posting Settings
We have discussed this in our other article that teaches you how to prepare your account for your first, utilizing these settings the right way will help you prevent facebook jail.
Our main aim is to create a ban free system so we continue updating Pilot Poster to see that this aim is achievable. That is why we have added two additional option to enable you post unique articles to each of the facebook groups you post to.
First among these options is to enable Unique Post. This option if enabled adds a unique id to the posted message, this means that facebook spam rule number one of posting the same message multiple numbers of facebook groups has been beaten, this is because the every post will be seen as a new post.
The second option is Unique Link. This option add an id as a parameter to the post link you are sending. This way your post URL will not be seen as a spam link and will not be blacklisted by facebook jail police. However, this option is not advisable if you are using a URL shortener, this is because adding a parameter to a URL shortening service such as goo.gl will prevent the URL pointing to the right destination.
Do not enable Unique Link with a shortened URL
4. Always switch between Posting Apps
Pilot Poster have provided you with different applications for posting. It is highly recommended you switch between these applications to reduce the risk of being flagged as a spammer. This is one of the measures taken by us to ensure you post safely to multiple facebook groups and avoid facebook jail.
5. Change Photo and URL of a Re-Scheduled Post
If you are planning to run a marketing campaign on facebook groups, we recommend that after a few batches of a particular post, it is highly recommended you change the Image and if possible shorten (or re-shorten) the URL to give your post a new look. This will not only give your post more clicks but will also make it look fresh to the facebook spam detection system.
By now you should know that, facebook monitors all of your activities on it’s system, therefore it is now your responsibility to make your post as real as possible.
If you don’t know before now, facebook blacklists not just links, but also images. A blacklisted image will prevent your post from going through. If you use Pilot Poster and you get an error like the one in the picture below, then you should know that either the URL or image you use in your post message has been blacklisted. Changing post photo regularly will save you from such stress.
6. Switch Between Facebook Accounts
Switching between your facebook accounts on Pilot Poster for posting is a very good way to avoid facebook jail. When you post with different accounts, there is less burden on a particular account. And with this, you get your marketing campaign to reach more audience and same time you save yourself from getting flagged by facebook.
7. Other Factors that could get you into Facebook Jail
Below are some of the other factors that could make facebook ban your account from using facebook group and other related services;
i. Posting Nude Content:
Nudity is not not allowed on facebook and most other social media platforms. If you continue to post such content either on your profile wall, pages or groups, there is possibility that facebook will suspend you from using some of it’s services.
ii. Posting Provocative Content :
Posting content that promotes hatred, threat, racism and direct attacks on a group of people or individual could lead you to facebook jail as this is against the common social practice on any internet community. Spam or no spam, you’ll certainly be flagged if found to be promoting such content.
iii. Other Suspicious activities
Facebook police could throw you into the jail if it found you to be suspicious in your activities and/or you are being reported by other users on a regular basis.
We hope you have understood how you can stay safe on facebook and at the same time enjoy the marketing power of Pilot poster.
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