Facebook Jail – How You Can Completely Avoid It

How to Keep Out of Facebook Jail For Good

I’m assuming that you’re here because you’re a marketer who has heard horror stories about Facebook Jail and the damage that it can do to your business.

Relax.  You will get all the answers that you need, and will learn exactly what steps to take to steer clear of Facebook Jail now and in the future.

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OK, let’s start by acknowledging the fact that there IS such a thing as Facebook Jail.

Our good friends at the social media giant are all about law and order and policing their corner of the net.

Two quick points…

1.  That’s ok.  It is their corner, after all.  If we want to play there, then we need to play by their rules. Facebook Jail is a reasonable consequence for breaking Mark Zuckerberg’s rules, whether we agree with them or not.

2.  It is a pretty big corner.  Facebook is #2 on the planet behind only Google for most traffic.  1 billion+ members.

I think it is fair to say that as a marketer, if you want to be successful and profitable, you want to get good at leveraging the behemoth that is Facebook.

Tips to Avoid Facebook Jail

I’m going to give you a couple of quick tips for avoiding Facebook Jail, then I will direct you to a FREE Video which will go into much more detail.

Tip 1 for Staying Out of Facebook Jail

Keep your interactions natural.

This is a great rule of thumb in any kind of marketing or life in general.

With Facebook, violating this rule will prove VERY COSTLY.

What do I mean by keeping interactions natural?

Make sure there is a real connection with someone before you send them a friend request.

Never SPAM anyone.  Ever.

Too many marketers jump on Facebook in way too big a hurry.

Listen, we’ve all been there.

A few years ago I was down to my last $62, had lost my job, and had an avalanche of bills caving in on me and my family.

I can totally relate to the desire to make things happen FAST.

But you can’t shortcut this process.

It actually will happen pretty quickly, but not overnight.

Get out there and get to know people.  Bring value to communities and conversations.

Your Facebook friend network will grow organically and you will avoid Facebook Jail Time.

Tip 2 for Staying Out of Facebook Jail


Not only should you be yourself, but you should take every opportunity to allow others to be themselves.

Ask questions.

Conduct polls.

In short, constantly request audience participation.

This will help you avoid Facebook Jail because you will be seen as a legitimate Marketing Professional instead of a spammer.

The added benefit (and a huge one) is that the more folks interact with you, the more Facebook’s algorithm will like you.  Your content will be seen by more and more people, allowing your Facebook presence to grow exponentially (along with your bank account).

Even More On Staying Out of Facebook Jail

Those were the two tips I promised you on staying out of Facebook Jail.  If you only apply those two tips, you will find your time spent on Facebook much more productive, and avoid mishaps.

As promised, here is the link to a FREE Video that goes into much greater detail about how to keep out of Facebook Jail.

If you have time to watch it right now, great.  I highly encourage you to do so.  If you don’t have time right at the moment, that’s fine too.  Enter your best email address and I will send you a link to view later.  Click Here Now to Learn How To Avoid Facebook Jail.

Who has had an experience with Facebook Jail?  Please leave a comment below and share with the group.  If you found this article helpful, please repost and share with your Team!

Make It A Great Day,

Ken Acree

“100% Boss-Free Since 2010″

P.S. – MLM Leads|MLM Tools



I almost had an experience with Facebook Jail. I was trying to make say 8 or 9 friend requests to people I thought I knew.

I thought I was doing the right thing, and then, I got "dinged" on FB with a pop-up warning that you should only friend request people I know, and excessive unwanted friend requests are considered spam on FB and if I continue to do that, my friend request privileges are going to be blocked. 

Didn't get blocked but it was close. 

I also realized that I found 63 unanswered friend requests - a big red flag. If FB detects say more than 10 unanswered friend requests, FB will also ding you and likely block you from adding friends. So I had to get rid of 50 of these unwanted friend requests and I was free from FB jail. You need to do the same thing. Do not save more than 10 friend requests that go unanswered, keep it at 10 or lower, and if there is more than 10, trash the friend requests that are too much. 

Hope it helps in this case. 


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