In the five years or more that I have been working online, I’ve run into problems with almost all of the popular social media sites, and have had accounts suspended for one reason or another many times.
This is not unusual, and if you are a serious internet marketer trying to get the word out about your product on social media, the odds are you will be suspended by one site or another.
In this post, I will talk about the various sites I’ve been suspended on, what it takes to get suspended, how you can appeal the decision, and whether it’s easy to get your account back.
I understand how annoying it is losing an account, and while you may have lost it for good, there may be a way to appeal to the right people and get your profile back if you follow these tips.
Getting Your Account Back On Facebook
I have to be honest, I’ve had accounts suspended on almost every site except this one. The only time they seriously delete your account is if you’ve been reported as a spammer multiple times, and not just that, they have to check out the offending post and see that it was really offensive or annoying enough to warrant an account suspension.
Facebook understands that a person’s account is their identity, it’s their connection to all their friends, their address book of names and faces who mean something in their lives.
For this reason, they very rarely suspend accounts, and if you’ve done something so bad that you do get your Facebook account suspended, you probably deserve it, see if you can look it up on Google what you can do to appeal.
Appealing Account Suspension On Twitter
This one is really easy to fix, so long as you follow these steps. Twitter has started to crack down on people who follow and then un-follow too many people in a day, and so it’s very easy to get suspended.
What you do is fill out the appeal form with common sense answers, like say that you realise you made a mistake and won’t do it again.
They will then send you an email, to the email address associated with the account. You simply reply to this with the same sort of message, and 99% of the time, they will give you back your account.
Getting Your Account Back On You Tube
It’s only in very rare cases you can get an account back on You Tube, and it’s only for people who have had an account for years in good standing who then made one stupid mistake.
Generally speaking, you can’t rely on this at all, and will lose your account permanently if it’s suspended, 99% of the time.
If you want to avoid this, be very careful to read the rules and regulations, don’t published copied material, don’t publish violent videos or anything which could be seen as pornography, etc.
I managed to get my main account back after it was suspended for no good reason, but I still don’t really know why they suspended it in the first place, as they didn’t tell me.
Appealing A Google Plus Suspension
I had a Google Plus account suspended as well, and again, they didn’t tell me why they suspended me, just that I should look at the terms of service, which didn’t explain anything.
I had to spend a lot of time in Google groups begging for my account to be given back to me, it’s a very annoying thing to have to do, and it’s hard to tell if that even works.
There is a names appeal form for people who have been suspended due to having the same name as a famous person, but apart from that, you pretty much have to just sit back and wait to see if you get your account back or not, and you usually don’t.
There are things you can do a lot of the time when you lose an account to suspension. In other cases, you just have to wear it. The key is to try to stick to the rules and not do anything that’s going to annoy the people running the site.
That’s easier said than done, as I’ve been trying very hard not to bother anyone or to be seen as a spammer on social media, but they always seem to find some detail to pick on you for.
Regardless if you do lose accounts here and there, that’s bound to happen. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, spread your social media marketing campaign over multiple sites and using multiple methods.
If you need any help with any of these things I’ve been talking about, I can get you likes, followers, views, shares, make you pages, make you videos, give SEO advice, etc, etc. Get in touch via the contact page, or my email is in the sidebar.