I’ve previously written about frustrations with Facebook ads. I’m really not sure why I keep trying, as I’ve not had ANY success with Facebook ads. And, I mean NONE. ZERO.
The lack of ROI notwithstanding, the submission process of ads to Facebook is a minefield of inconsistencies.
Many of my ads have been rejected because of the images. Of course, since I’m a dentist, those images are often close-ups of SMILES. Rejected because of smiles! No kidding!
I’ve been told by the Facebook ad team that the smiles are:
- Body shaming.
- Pictures of body parts.
- Before & after photos not allowed. (the latest rejection)
OK… so here’s a Facebook office page post I recently tried to “Boost” (turn into an ad). REJECTED:
Now, consider that the following ads have recently appeared in my Facebook news feed:
I think I’m just going to GIVE UP on Facebook advertising. I’ll take my money elsewhere.
UPDATE (3 hours later): Just for fun, I appealed the rejection, knowing it would be to no avail. Here’s their response, followed by my reply:
My follow-up reply:
Update #2 (7/29/18): LOL! This ad just appeared in my news feed – Facebook trying to encourage me to “boost” this blog post, critical of their ad approval process!