I got a call from an email marketing friend of mind just the other day who needed help. Seems I get these kind of calls more and more often – once the folks who have my secret cell phone number find out I know my way around cyber space and that my computer skills go beyond setting up an email account and advanced mouse techniques, then suddenly I become their most trusted (and free) tech support associate.
So, Bill (name changed to protect the family of the guilty) rings me up at 7am, stammering and distraught, unable to string together a sentence of more three words. Immediately I’m thinking horrible tragedy…”Bill, what’s wrong? Did your mother’s kidney transplant go south? Did your son get busted for smoking pot again? Did someone back into your new Jag? No? Well, what then?”
“M-m-m-my Facebook account has been banned!”
“Oh Lord, no-o-o-o-o…. Bill, I’m so sorry.”
Are you laughing? Sure this is kinda funny, but if you use Facebook and other social networking services as part of your email marketing business strategy, getting your account banned can have serious adverse effects when it comes to your email marketing customer and prospect list. If someone tries to access your Facebook page after you’ve been banned, they would receive one of a number of different messages, basically none of which would reflect well on the integrity of your email marketing business. Not so funny.
Fortunately, it is fairly simple to protect yourself from this calamity. If you do happen to get tagged as an email marketing spammer and your account gets banned, there are steps you can take to be reinstated. First and foremost, a sincere email letter of apology and a strong promise to never again do what you did to get banned to start with will go a long way towards being forgiven. The bad news is you really don’t know how long this process will take – it could be weeks or months – and every day that goes by while your account is in banned status adds to the number of customers and potential customers who at least psychologically perceive you as an evil email marketing con artist.
Therefore, be proactive and make darn sure you’re following the rules of of whichever social networking platform you decide to use for your email marketing business. With Facebook, here are three useful pointers:
1. Don’t blast the same message out to everyone on your friends list. This will send up a red flag quickly.
2. Don’t send out too many friend requests at one time. This makes you look like a spammer. How many is too many? Facebook doesn’t specify but typically, twenty at a time is a lot. Gradually build up your friends list over time.
3. Set up a fan page for your email marketing business and identify it as such. This way, people know you’re a marketer before they become your fan, and everything is above board.
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