4 Dangerous Facebook Violations To Avoid

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Facebook violations and the title of the blog

There are four dangerous Facebook violations that a content creator should know. If you’re a newbie Facebook content creator, read on and learn. If you are a pro, then let’s reminisce about those times when you had any of these violations. How many headaches did you have finding solutions for them? But I know you learned a lot from these mistakes.

Learn four dangerous Facebook violations that you, as a content creator, should know. Let’s also talk of some known solutions for these violations.

Just a reminder: these solutions are not 100% effective. They may work on your page or they may not. It’s still all in Facebook’s hands to decide on your page’s fate.

first Facebook violation, ineligible country

Facebook Violation # 1: Ineligible Country

What is an ineligible country Facebook violation?

Ineligible country violation is the violation you get when your page or any of the admins of the page is not from a country where Facebook monetization is available. You see, Facebook’s monetization tools are not available in all the countries in the world. Depending on what monetization tool, each has its own eligible countries and languages. For example, for in stream ads, there are only 48 eligible countries and 26 eligible languages for this tool.

How do you get this kind of violation?

When you create a page from one of the countries where the monetization tool is not available, you can get this violation. It is regrettable that these countries are not eligible for monetization, but there’s nothing that we can do for now. This is Facebook’s policy that we can’t do anything about. But Facebook said that they will be adding more countries to the list in the future.

Another reason you can get ineligible country violation is if one or more of your admins are in a country where monetization is not available. Facebook has a way of knowing in which country you are in, so good luck if you can outwit that one.

What is the solution?

The only solution that I know, and have tried and tested already, is to remove any admin or admins from an unavailable country. That gets complicated if the real owner and creator of the page is the one in the ineligible country. How do you do that then? I’m sorry to say, but there’s nothing you can do. You either remove yourself as admin and give it to someone else to manage or you don’t monetize your page at all. I know the choices suck, but that’s what it is.

second Facebook violation, connected entity

Facebook Violation # 2: Connected Entity

What is a Connected Entity violations?

Connected entity violation stems from having many pages with violations from a single admin. This is Facebook’s way of weeding out repeat offenders and their pages from the platform.

How do you get this kind of violation?

When an admin has several pages with violations, he or she might get a connected entity violation. It is important for Facebook that admins of pages follow their policies. So getting violations on many pages that you own is a red flag for Facebook. If Facebook deems that an admin shows excessive pages with violations, it has the right to take necessary action on your page.

What is the solution?

Unfortunately, connected entity violation is a serious offense for Facebook. It can get your page suspended and never get it monetized again.

There is no solution for connected entity violation. It’s all up to Facebook if it will still give you back the right to monetize your page or not. To put it in perspective, there is a very small chance for a connected entity violation to disappear.

third Facebook violation, at risk of being unpublished

Facebook Violation # 3: At Risk of Being Unpublished

What is at risk of being unpublished?

“At risk of being unpublished” is not from the monetization level of Facebook. Although it can affect your page’s monetization status, it is more on the page level. Usually, when your page is at risk of being unpublished it means you have violated something from Facebook’s Community Guidelines.

How do you get this kind of violation?

The most common rule being violated from the Community Guidelines are spamming and inauthentic behavior. So be sure to adhere to rules about these things to avoid the risk of unpublishing your page.

These Facebook violations sometimes don’t reflect on the creator studio. They are mostly seen in your page’s page quality. When you violate any of the Community Guidelines it will reflect on your page’s quality, which you can see on the settings of your page, not on the creator studio.

What’s the solution?

The only solution for these kinds of violations is to stop doing whatever it is that is causing it. If you are spamming groups and people’s messenger, stop that. If you are doing ways to outwit Facebook’s systems when it comes to followers and video views, then stop doing those because sooner or later Facebook will catch up on you and they can unpublish or delete your page.

Most of these Facebook violations can still disappear, especially if they are not that severe (like nudity) or if you’re a first-time offender. One week to 90 days for first-time offenders and not-so-severe violations. If you are a repeat offender, then your punishment gets longer.

But violating the guidelines, again and again, is not cool in Facebook’s eyes. That’s when it will give you an ultimatum of “at risk of being unpublished”. Too many unpublished pages can also affect your own personal Facebook account, so be careful.

fourth Facebook violation, limited originality of content

Facebook Violation # 4: Limited Originality of Content

What is the limited originality of content Facebook violation?

Facebook said that a content violates their originality content policy if the page has no role in creating the content or does not alter the source video. Most pages that have this violation are those that are uploading repurposed videos.

Repurposed videos are videos grabbed from other channels or pages, then uploaded to their own page without any edits. Facebook frowns upon these kinds of videos. They don’t want to promote infringement of copyright and piracy on their platform.

How do you get this kind of Facebook violation?

Some of the reasons why content creators get this violation are:

  • publishing a video that doesn’t belong to him/her
  • posting someone else’s video with no meaningful enhancement done
  • uploading a video that already exists on the Facebook platform, in which the uploader has no role in creating

What is the solution?

Limited originality of content is not a dead-end Facebook violation on your page. There is still a chance that your page can enjoy monetization. But like I said, it is all in Facebook’s hands.

The key to solving limited originality violation is to prove to Facebook that you are uploading original or meaningfully enhanced videos. If you are posting repurposed videos before, Facebook needs to see that you have changed your way. Facebook needs to see that you’re posting original videos or enhancing videos taken from others.

Here are the step-by-step procedure of how you can solve limited originality violation:

  • Delete ALL repurposed content (videos and pictures).
  • Do a regular live stream on your page or post original videos that you’ve made for three to four weeks.
  • After three to four weeks, if you still have the learn more button, send an appeal.
  • If you don’t have the “Learn more” button anymore, you don’t need to do anything. Facebook will automatically review your page.

Continue posting original graphics and text while waiting for Facebook’s decision. This way, you’re still maintaining your page’s reach.

I hope you find knowledge on this article. And to learn more about monetization, you can also visit these posts:

By adminkat

Katherine is content creator. She has been handling social media accounts for six years. She has created content ranging from graphics, to videos, audiograms, blogs, and podcasts. Her goal for this blog is to help other content creators create, grow, and monetize their content on social media.

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