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Why Was My Facebook Page Deleted?

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Why Was My Facebook Page Deleted?

Why Was My Facebook Page Deleted?

Without warning, Facebook can and does delete pages. Not for fun and not without reason.

Sometimes page owners receive a warning message from Facebook alerting them to the fact that they are in breach of terms and conditions.

You may have received an email that causes you to get that sickening feeling in the pit of your stomach; a message that says that your page has been disabled and is no longer available.

Others simply attempt to log in one day and find their page missing, completely gone, without a notification.

Let’s uncover some of the common reasons as to why pages are deleted, what you can do if this happens to you, and most importantly, how you can avoid this happening in the first place.

Reasons Why Your Facebook Page May Have Been Deleted

The most common reason Facebook pages are deleted is simply because they do not adhere to Facebook’s Competition and Promotion Guidelines.

  • Competitions: Running competitions on Facebook are extremely common and very popular. The most important fact, however, is that they need to be managed correctly. Just because someone else does it this way or that way does not mean it is correct. Know the rules and abide by them at all costs.
  • Fake Account: If you have used a fake name, someone may report you or Facebook will eventually find out.
  • Misrepresentation: If you are attempting to impersonate someone or a business.
  • Offensive or Copyrighted Content: If your page contained offensive content or an image that was not free for public use, it could have been reported by a fan or Facebook member without your knowledge.
  • Cover Photo: Facebook has strict rules on the use of cover photos; what can be included and what cannot. While these rules do change often, they cannot contain more than 20% text. Other recent rules (which are currently no longer applied) included the prohibition of including calls to action, including contact details, instructions to like or share the page, and even prices.

Facebook Competition Rules and Guidelines

You must use a third-party app like Rafflecopter. Each app functions in a slightly different way; some are free while others require payment. There are lots of choices out there.

Whatever your method, make sure you follow these rules:

  • You are not allowed to request Facebook likes (force people to like a page) as a method of entry.
  • You cannot announce the winners directly through Facebook.
  • You cannot ask people to share an image to gain entry.
  • You must add a disclaimer which releases Facebook from the contest.

What Can I Do to Get My Deleted Facebook Page Back

While there is no one simple approach to having your deleted page reinstated, Facebook does provide some options.

Try filling out this form if you accidentally deleted your page or you believe it has been hacked by a third party or any other reason.

If you were lucky enough to receive an email from Facebook about your page’s deletion, you will be provided with a link to a form that you can fill out to appeal the situation.

You may not always get a reply. However, it is well worth a shot.

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Things Should You Do If Your Page Is Deleted

  1. Stop any page advertising: If you have any paid advertising underway, remember to deactivate it or pause it.
  2. Tell others on Facebook: You could always create a basic community page and spread the word about why your page was removed, in a bid to alert others. You never know, with a bit of community support and spirit Facebook may be watching and may reinstate it.
  3. Start again: No doubt people will be looking for your page. So the best thing is to start again, and quickly. Be open and explain the reasons. You can definitely use the same page name. However, if you had a vanity URL, you can no longer use that. Just make sure that you try to work out what caused the deletion in the first place so that it does not happen again.

How You Can Avoid Your Facebook Page From Being Deleted

If you want to run a competition and the rules seem far too confusing, an alternative is to run it from your website or blog, and simply post a link to it on Facebook.

Don't forget to add a disclaimer:

“This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.”

Just because ‘everyone else is doing it so, therefore, I can do it too’ is not going to stop your hard work going down the drain. You may get away with not following the rules but you may not. Pages are being shut down every single day.

Copyrighted material is unfortunately freely shared these days, particularly on social media pages. All it takes is one person to spot their image and report you. You may not have been the first person, but you were the one who got caught. Before you share anything make sure it is available for public reuse.

Diversify Your Traffic

You know the saying, 'Don't Put All Your Eggs In On Basket..." That applies here.

Let the experiences of others and these warnings be a good lesson. Do not rely on one source of traffic for your business. Try expanding. Consider Pinterest or Twitter. And when you do, empower your page. Make it the best it can be.

Have you or someone you know ever lost a Facebook page?

Other Helpful Facebook Resources

  • Why Does Facebook Keep Logging Me Out?
    As frustrating as this is there are a number of possible reasons, and in almost all cases the issue can be resolved almost immediately. Here are the most common reasons for Facebook logging you out.
  • Why Was My Facebook Account Locked Or Disabled?
    If you have found that your Facebook account was locked or disabled without warning do not worry. There are a number of common reasons why this can happen and in most cases simple ways to rectify it.
  • Why Won't Facebook Let Me Log In?
    Millions of people log into Facebook everyday around the world. We chat, we conduct business and we share information. There are times when we cannot login. Here are common causes and easy solutions


Arti thapa chauhan on September 11, 2020:

my Facebook page has been deleted why?

elisha mae odi on August 09, 2020:

how can i open my facebook,,i dont have any recieve my code

Rhiyanne Angela Flores on May 22, 2020:

My Facebook account has been locked.they think I'm in under 5 years old.please recover my account.I'm pleaseing you..UnU

Lize-Mare on March 25, 2020:

My facebook business account has been disabled, for no reason. How can I recover it.

Peter Skidmore on March 16, 2020:

My Facebook page has been deleted for no reason.Why.

Balu desentboy on January 07, 2020:

My facebook account locked please help bad comments no bad posts y my account locked please help me

Mum Taz on January 02, 2020:

My acc is disabld

Vaibhav Patil on September 27, 2019:

My facebook account has been disabled by your team mistake

plz reopen my account

Mary l brown on September 21, 2019:

I’ll have to quote facebook. It’s too hard to keep having to change passwords.

Bittu yadav on August 24, 2019:

Fake id

Jagadish N Nayakra on August 12, 2019:

Open my account

Appoos Kukku on August 08, 2019:

My facebook account has been disabled for 3days na and i have sent all the necessary documents to verify if i am the right full owner of the account, but i have not hear anything since den, pls sir help me with the name of God... Thanks sir

Bawizo Alfred on June 17, 2019:

My facebook account has been disabled for 3days na and i have sent all the necessary documents to verify if i am the right full owner of the account, but i have not hear anything since den, pls sir help me with the name of God... Thanks sir

Asim Mirza on May 24, 2019:

Facebook has deleted my 1.4M page without any intimation or notification. this is totally unfair.

SimonAng on May 03, 2019:

my facebook page is still appealing, but today facebook delete my page without informing to my support inbox

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Giovanna LaFrance on January 27, 2019:

My Facebook page was deleted I have many memories and saves Please help me get it back

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Ramsey Omotayo on September 19, 2018:

Facebook is just stupid deleting people pages without Warning ⚠️ how do you pay to build your page and all they do is delete it.

Bob Ellah on August 20, 2018:

I have my favebook deleted fir some unknown reasons.i would like know why .i lost all my pictures .why why HELP

Karen Williams on November 22, 2016:

I would like my Facebook page back please. I miss being on Facebook and seeing pictures of my Grandbabies.

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