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February 2, 2018
Facebook is banning all ads promoting cryptocurrencies

Facebook is banning all ads promoting cryptocurrencies

Facebook is banning all ads that promote cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, in an effort to prevent people from advertising what the company is calling “financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.” Facebook’s ban applies to all ads that “promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings, and cryptocurrency,” according to a company blog post. It will span ads running on Facebook, as well as Facebook-owned Instagram and its Audience Network ad network of third-party sites and apps. “This policy is part of an ongoing effort to improve the integrity and security of our ads, and to make it harder for scammers to profit from a presence on Facebook,” according to the company. ReferencesTim, P. (2018, January 30). Facebook will ban all ads promoting cryptocurrency. Retrieved from Marketing Land: https://marketingland.com/facebook-will-ban-ads-promoting-cryptocurrency-233410
October 19, 2015

Don’t be fooled by phone spammers!

Google does not call soliciting business Many local businesses have received phone calls from “Google” to talk about SEO. What these people may not know is that it probably is NOT Google calling them. There are many unethical companies cold calling local companies pretending to be Google.   BE AWARE! 99.9% of the time those calls are from phone spammers cold calling to solicit your business. Google does not place robocalls. Google does not call to “update your front page listing” or ask you to “claim your free website.” Google does not charge for inclusion in Google Search or Google My Business. Their tactic is to scare businesses into believing that they have problems with Their SEO, SEM, local listings, or related. It is very unlikely that it is actually Google these people are receiving a call from. Google will rarely call businesses, with the exception of those who request a call which is most often related Google AdWords users for CPC campaigns. So, if you receive a call from someone who claims to be Google, be aware that it is far more likely that this is actually someone misrepresenting themselves. These callers may call to “update your local listing, improve your SEO, fix errors your web may have” or even tell you to “claim your free website”. If a caller supposedly from Google makes these suggestions, it will be clear indication they are not from Google. However, on some occasion you will receive an actual call from Google. These calls […]