If you’re a blogger or you have some online business then you might be aware of the importance of having a facebook fanpage or group for your blog or business. Keeping in mind that today Facebook is having more than 500 million active users, it really makes sense to think of facebook as an important traffic source for a site. So if you still don’t have it then a million dollar advice for you would be Go and get it now!
Once you get a Facebook fan page and its fan count increases beyond 100 or so, spammers starts having a close eye on it. They get into the fan page or groups and start spamming walls by posting dozens of links on it to their site. This in turn harms the reputation of your brand and you may end up losing lots of your fans for this. So you must avoid or stop Facebook fan page wall spamming.
How to Avoid/Stop Facebook Fan Page Wall Spamming?
Depending on the number of fans you have on your fan page, you may choose any one of the following methods to avoid facebook fan page and group wall spamming.
1] Method#1 [For Facebook Fan pages and Groups] – Blocking User Permanently
For small facebook pages and groups it’s better you permanently block a particular user who’s spamming on your wall. Here’s how to do it. On the fan page click on the “See All” link. (See the screenshot below)
This will show up name of all the fans. Click on the cross mark (X) in front of the name user to be blocked.
Once you click “X” mark, you will see a pop-up window shown below . Check the box “Ban Permanently” and then hit the “Remove” button. This way a particular user is blocked permanently.
2] Method#2 [For Fan pages only] – Editing Wall Posting Permissions
For fan pages with large following blocking individual users wouldn’t be a solution. So in this case a possible solution is to prevent users from posting a link on the wall by editing wall posting permissions. They will be able to post photos and videos but they wouldn’t be allowed to post a link on the wall.
To prevent users from posting link on the wall click on the “Options” link just below the “Share” button.
Now you will see “Settings” tab. Click on it and it will show you the Wall posting permissions. Uncheck the box saying “People who likes this page can Post the links”.
Doing this will prevent any member of the fan page from posting links on the wall while they are free to post photos and videos on the wall.
If you have any other way for dealing with Facebook fan page wall spamming then please do let us know in comments. We would love to hear from you.