ActiveRain Tutorials: Cleaning Spam From Your Facebook Page

Cleaning Spam From Your Facebook Page

If you haven't noticed recently, spam has become a regular occurrence on most successful Facebook Pages. I have various different pages for all types of projects I am working on and so they get hit with spam almost daily on each page. When on coaching calls with my clients they ask me how to remove this spam and if there was a way to block these people from being repeat offenders. Well, there is!

Here's a short video on how to remove the spam from your wall, report them to Facebook, and permanently ban them from your page.

By removing the spam, it allows your visitors to see what your page is really about, to be able to interact with other fans safely and also not be turned off by the garbage that shows up on your wall. Luckily for me, most of the spam I have seen so far is just for work at home & make thousands each week. None of the pornographic material has shown up. Also, the links that are placed in these posts could be directed to a phishing or virus attacking site.

If visitors to your page feel the slightest threat of their computer being attacked/hacked, they will leave. So make sure to visit your page regularly and monitor for spam. If it does have some, follow the steps in the video above and keep it clean.

Originally Posted at: 210 Consulting- Social Media Advisors

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Comment balloon 12 commentsJeremy Blanton • September 15 2010 12:29PM


Thanks for the tip

Page book marked for if and when this happens

Enjoy the day

P.S. just another reason why I subscribe

Posted by Don MacLean, Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton Mass (New England Real Estate Center Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Jeremy - Thanks for the info. I have a fan page that gets some spam from time to time. I would hate to lose readers due the getting spammed

Posted by Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate (EXP Realty) almost 9 years ago

Thanks Jeremy - I've just been the delete it queen.  But thanks for the HOW TO on flagging & reporting.

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) almost 9 years ago

Jeremy, I don't go on Facebook much, so I need to check to see if I am having this problem.  But if I do at least now I will know how to quickly take care of it.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 9 years ago

Jeremy, This is great information to have in case that time comes for me on FB.

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) almost 9 years ago

I haven't seen spam on my Facebook Page.  Perhaps because I hardly ever go there.  But thanks for the heads up.  Bookmarked for the potential need.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) almost 9 years ago

Great information!  I do get spam on my pages from time to time.  Now I will know what to do.

Posted by Mel Wagner, Principal Broker/Agent Salem Oregon Real Estate (Knipe Realty) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the tip Jeremy.  I have noticed more "spam" on my Facebook page...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

Very cool tip, Jeremy! I just joined Facebook and I’m starting to connect with friends. No spam yet, but it’s nice to know how to handle it just in case. Thanks!

Posted by Bill Burchard, Broker, Realtor, Representing Buyers and Sellers (3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA) almost 9 years ago

Luckily?  I'm not that successful...  I get a little spam, but not too much.  Thanks for the reminder to clear it out. 

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) almost 9 years ago

Thanks Jeremy; you are always opening my eyes to new & helpful info.

Posted by John Cunningham, Helping Phoenix Sellers and Buyers find each other (eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

Suggesting this one was a no-brainer.  You will be spot number one tomorrow morning if not sooner.  Miss you.  And, thanks for the great post.  (DUH-DUH)

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) almost 9 years ago