How to recover a disabled Facebook ad account

How to reactivate a disabled ad account. What do you do if you are running ads or probably your ads are massively converting and then you wake up one day to find out that your ad account has been flagged, suspended or disabled? Very disheartened if i where you! Once your Facebook Ad account has been disabled you will no longer have access to advertise your business or product on Facebook, As a business owner or a digital marketer, you wouldn't want anything that will slow down your business so your disabled Facebook Ad account needs an urgent fix and this is exactly what i am going to help you with today.
How to recover a disabled Facebook ad account

Whenever you are making an Advert on Facebook, do not try to play smart but keep it straight and make sure what you are advertising is genuine even though Facebook have automated systems that takes charge of approving and disapproving adverts on it's platform it is very important for you to know that the Ads you make on Facebook are sometimes also reviewed by humans just like you.

During your Ads review process,your advert will not be approved if it doesn't match the product or service promoted in your advert. They will also check the content on your landing page including your Ad copy, images, targeting and positioning. After reviewing your Ads if your Advert does not pass any of the above text then your advert may not be approved and thus might get your Facebook Ad account disabled if you keep going against it's policies.

Why Facebook disabled my Ad account

One of the reasons your Facebook Ad account can get disabled is if you post much of explicit or vulgar contents especially if you keep posting same type of content repeatedly knowing fully well that this type of content violates Facebook Advertising Policies prepare to lose your Ad account because posting explicit contents on Facebook or it's advert space triggers Facebook automated systems real fast. This is why your Ad account can get disabled just a moment after posting such content.

Below are prohibited contents on Facebook Advertising according to Facebook:

prohibited contents on Facebook Advertising
Community Standards
All Adverts on Facebook or Instagram must adhere to Facebook Community Standards

Illegal products or services
  • Facebook does not tolerate promotion of misleading Ads
  • Ads created for the purpose of exploiting people.
  •  Promotion of Illegal, unsafe or harmful products and services.

Discriminatory practices
All Adverts on Facebook must not discriminate people, it also must not encourage discrimination based on personal attributes such as race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, disability, medical or genetic condition.

Tobacco and related products (Hookah Inclusive)
Ads on Facebook must not promote the sale or use of tobacco products and related paraphernalia. All ads on Facebook must also not promote electronic cigarettes, vaporizers or any other products that simulate smoking.

Drugs and drug-related products
Ads must not promote the sale or use of illegal, prescription or recreational drugs.

Unsafe supplements
Adverts must not promote the sale or use of unsafe supplements, as determined by Facebook at its sole discretion.

Weapons, ammunition or explosives
Ads must not promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition or explosives. This includes ads for weapon modification accessories.

Adult products or services
Adverts must not promote the sale or use of adult products or services, unless they promote family planning and contraception. Adverts for contraceptives must focus on the contraceptive features of the product and not on sexual pleasure or sexual enhancement, and must be targeted to people aged 18 years or older.

Adult content
Ads must not contain adult content. This includes nudity, depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative.

Ads that assert or imply the ability to meet someone, connect with them or view content created by them must not be positioned in a sexual way or with an intent to sexualise the person featured in the ad.

Third-party infringement
Ads must not contain content that infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights. To report content that you feel may infringe upon or violate your rights.

Read the full list of over 28 prohibited and restricted content on Facebook here

How to re-enable a disabled Facebook ad account

I guess you never knew that recovering your disabled Facebook Ad account is very easy and fast only if your Ad account was flagged by error or minor policy violations. To recover your disabled Ad account you can appeal via this form and it takes just 12 hours to 24 hours and your problem is solved.

If you were notified by Facebook that your ad account has been flagged for unusual activity, you can contact them using this form
Before contacting Facebook make sure you are an admin on the ad account you wish to appeal for.

If you have tried the above method and for some reasons it does not seem to work for you, or you have violated Facebook policy that got your Ad account disabled, we are here to help you.

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