How to Avoid Getting Your Facebook Ads Account Shut Down

rick mulready

#18: How to Avoid Getting Your Facebook Ads Account Shut Down

March 2, 2015

Today in episode 18 of The Art of Paid Traffic, I welcome back Justin Brooke as we shift gears from content marketing, which we talked about in Episode 17, to talk about another really timely topic which is Facebook ads compliance and guidelines.

In case you haven’t yet heard the last episode with him, Justin has been in the paid traffic space for over 8 years now and he runs a digital advertising agency called IM Scalable.  He’s a really well known guy in the space, super smart with this stuff – especially FB ads compliance.

All of a sudden over the past few months more and more people are getting their Facebook ads accounts shut down.  It’s really become alarming.  Even people I know who are legitimately trying to do the right thing are being caught in this.

This is such an important topic right now, I’m devoting this episode with Justin and the next episode with another Facebook ads expert that I have a lot of respect for, Curt Maly.

In This Episode About Facebook Ads Compliance, You’ll Learn: 

  • The reasons Facebook is shutting accounts down and things you can do to avoid getting your account shut down.
  • The three levels of account closures and how to avoid breaking the rules and the steps to go through if your account does get shut down.
  • The best practices for your ads for staying compliant with Facebook’s guidelines.

This episode is chalk full of great stuff today.  Hopefully this information helps you in staying compliant with your ads and keeps you from getting red flagged in any way.

Win a Free Personalized 10 Minute Facebook Ads Audit

I also want to let you know about something brand new I’m starting here on the podcast.

Every Friday I’m going to choose an iTunes review at random from that week and the winner will receive a free personalized 10-minute Facebook ads audit from me. This is where I review your Facebook ads and give honest feedback, ideas, and suggestions for improvement showing you exactly how to tweak and improve your ads so you can avoid wasting money while getting the best results possible.

I’ll give you recommendations on your ad copy, images, targeting, campaign set up, landing page, conversion tracking, pricing strategy, etc… I’ll troubleshoot why your cost-per-conversion is higher than you want or why you’re not getting many clicks on your ad. Any challenges you’re having with your ads, I’ll give you my recommendations for how to tweak and improve them. Maybe your ads are already doing well and you simply want to make them even better. I’ll share how I think you can do that.

This is a service that I normally charge $197 for so if you’d like to win one, head over to iTunes and leave an honest rating and review of the show and I’ll be selecting one at random every Friday.

Thanks so much, in advance.

Live 1-Day In-Person Facebook Ads Intensive

My next 1-day Live In-Person Facebook ads Intensive here in San Diego is coming up again on March 28th.

The Intensive is your opportunity to work with me in a very small group (limited to 5 people each month) for intimate coaching and training that will give you huge breakthroughs in your Facebook ads.

Regardless of where you’re at with your ads, you’ll leave the training having everything in place and running the RIGHT way, start to finish.

These Intensives are invite-only and first come, first served.

So, if you want my help in getting your Facebook ads rockin’ NOW, email us at to let me know you’re interested in coming to the Intensive and we’ll coordinate a quick 15-minute Skype call to see if you qualify.

Subscribe to the Art of Paid Traffic Now

subscribe-with-itunes-button sitcher inside social media podcast

Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Right click here to download this episode

Justin’s website –

Contact the compliance department if your account has been locked or shut down –

Facebook Ads Guidelines –

Rick’s Facebook Ads flagship training: The FB ADvantage: Automated Facebook Ads Made Simple

Big Shout Out to Today’s Sponsor! — Shortstack


ShortStack is a self-service software tool that allows you to build mobile-friendly, high-converting campaigns and landing pages for all of your online marketing efforts.  Whether you’re a total beginner to creating campaigns and landing pages or you like to get down with some Javascript or CSS, you’re gonna love the ease of using Shortstack.  To get started using them for free right now, just go to

Got A Question You Want Answered On the Podcast?

Every month I’m doing a Q&A episode where I answer your questions about Facebook ads and paid traffic.  If you ask something I can’t answer or I feel will be better answered by a specific expert, I’ll find that person to get an answer for you.

To ask a question to be answered on the podcast, click below and leave me a voicemail.  All you need is a microphone and Internet connection.

Other Episodes You’ll Like

#14: Facebook Ads Sales Funnels Working Right Now & Other Q&A

#15: How Not to Lose Your Shirt with Google AdWords with Joel Runyon

#16: How to Quickly Get Found on Google & Improve SEO Using AdWords

#17: How to Use Native Advertising to Increase Conversions with Justin Brooke

uncover the hidden hurdles keeping your business stuck

Keep reading...

Take the Quiz!

Answer these 11 questions to clear the hidden hurdles holding you back so you can crush your next big launch.

ditch your business blindspot quiz

take the quiz

SITE DESIGN CREDIT   |  © 2022  |  All rights reserved    |  Privacy Policy    |  Terms of Use