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THESE DAYS TEXT messaging seems to be entirely functional. If you want to communicate in a fun way, it’s all about Whatsapp.


The messaging service has lots of us getting involved in group chats, some of which go on for years and involve lots of friends.

Alas, as with any social activity, there are always going to be some people who don’t really get the etiquette. Here are the worst things people do in a Whatsapp group.

Using group chat to converse with only one member
People who fail to realise that that they can use Whatsapp to chat one on one are a nightmare. There’s nothing worse than watching two members of the group dissect an event they attended, or plan the logistics of a night out that you’re not involved in.
These are the worst things people do in a WhatsApp group
NOBODY CARES.

Chatting about something irrelevant most members

Want to have an in-depth talk about a play you went to? A football game you enjoyed? A group chat is not the place to do it if on a couple of you were involved.

Not cool, man.

Only giving one-word responses
Come on! This is a conversation! If you don’t want to be here make your excuses and leave.
Failing to contribute
There’s nothing creepier than someone lurking in the background, watching everything that’s going on and saying nothing. Don’t be that creep.
Leaving a group without saying anything
When someone new is added into a group, it’s a big deal. The dynamics change, and everyone has to adjust.

If you are deemed special enough to be added to a group, it is the height of rudeness to leave without contributing anything.

Someone adding you to a group you don’t want to be in
We’ve heard tell of some workplace Whatsapp groups that people are autmoatically added to when they start.

THIS IS NOT COOL. As already mentioned above, it’s not ok to leave a group without contributing, so you’re essentially stuck there.

Sending gross pictures
It is unkind to send people gross pictures that they don’t want to see, but it’s especially unkind on Whatsapp. Y’see, unless you’re clever with the settings, all the images you receive are automatically saved to your camera roll.

What other things do people do that bother you in your group chats?

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So, you are reading this post because you are in a WhatsApp group (friends, family, rocking girls, cool boys, super dudes, bus mates, trainees, office mates, strangers {this one will be created soon},etc.,). 

You maybe the admin, strongest/weakest person, active/ inactive person, funny bone, controversy starter/stopper, forwarder, lurker, loudest or pacifier of the group, but you have to follow certain protocols. Of course, there are rules wherever you go. So,why not a WhatsApp group?

Here are some salient rules that each guy/girl must follow in a WhatsApp group:

1.Don’t argue over silly matters
Well, this is Rule #1. Nowadays there are huge number of complains that there have been quarrels over petty issues in a WhatsApp group. A group is something where you must cherish your sweet moments with your friends or family. It’s not a battleground where you can take a pistol and shoot the other! If you do want to argue with an individual,visit his/her private chat and put forward your opinions.

2. Refrain from chatting with a single person
Do you know the meaning of a group? A “group” is a collection of individuals who interact with each other on a regular basis and share their thoughts. You could very well switch onto a private chat if you want to have a talk with a particular person. You must interact with all of your buddies in a group and treat them equally. Well,it puts off others in a group when they switch on their cellular data and find your nonsensical messages to a single person in a group!
Great Rules To Be Followed In A WhatsApp group
3. Never begin a topic that would hurt religious or cultural sentiments
This is a definite no! Your group consists of friends from different religions and cultures. There would be a Hindu,a Christian,a Muslim,a Sikh or even a Zoroastrian. And of course,there will be friends hailing from North,South,East and West. Why don’t you welcome them with a warm heart instead of stabbing them with a religious post,comment or pic? Though they might helpless (remember they are not political hotshots to fight against you for your post),you will surely receive their wrath that would last for a lifetime!

4. Don’t make fun of anyone
Yes,making fun or bullying somebody in a group is the most atrocious way of irritating them! Do you even know how the other person might feel? They are being enslaved to ubiquitous shame and they would never show up in the group if you gonna taunt them forever. There is a limit to everything and you must abide by that.

5. Don’t comment awful things about an actor or a celebrity

There is a fan for each and every actor/celebrity in the world. You probably might not know about that and you would indulge in posting nasty comments about that particular celebrity. Well,then begins the war within a group! There are hardcore fanatics who would rip off your limbs if you ever try to bog down their favorite actor. They might worship them as Gods and you would find yourself in trouble for your not-meant-to-be-serious comment.

6. Don’t spam with unnecessary chains and forward messages
“Plz Plz Plz..Forward this message immediately.. This baby needs AB-ve blood..” (that baby would have probably received blood way back in 2009 itself),”WhatsApp will be off from 11.30 pm to 6:00 am daily……WhatsApp logo will change color” (do you even know who is Aarohi Deshmukh?). You might have seen these messages right from when you have joined WhatsApp. And the trouble has followed you even after joining a group. These chains and forward messages are meant for nothing. They are hoax and are forwarded just for the fun of it!

7. Don’t leave the group often
You might have deleted the group unknowingly. In that case,you can request the admin to add you back. But what if intentionally you leave the group just because you are frustrated or have personal issues with someone? Your group is not to be blamed. Yes,the admin might add you back with a warning. But even then if you insist on leaving the group,you will be eventually thrown out!

8. Refrain from posting unnecessary things if the group is meant to be a specific one
The group is meant for sharing business news or job updates. And if you keep sharing jokes or memes within that group,it will look awkward. You will be making a fool of yourself and probably you will appear as a dumb weirdo in front of others who might think that you have gone nuts. So,it’s better to post specific things or keep mum.

9. Don’t exhibit rude behavior or snap at anyone
Being rude in a group completely exposes your true colors to your friends who were trusting you till then. If something angers you,politely move away from the chat or switch off your cellular data. Instead don’t snap at the person who angered you with their post or opinion. Remember everybody has the right to share their thoughts on any topic unless it is religious or celebrity related.

10. Actively participate in the group
Finally,your participation in the group determines your attitude. Don’t completely ignore and don’t over-talk. It is enough even if you send occasional “good morning” or “good night” messages. If you have been busy,get back to your group once or twice in a week.

Keep a check on the conversations so that you don’t miss something important. If someone had an achievement,congratulate them even though it maybe belated. Actively participate and keep the group alive!

Source: Kavya Janani and Musings Lounge

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As a non-designer, watching a designer work can be a mystifying experience. How did they know which fonts to use? Why do those colors look so good together? How is this event poster making me feel so excited?

There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to design, which is one of the reasons why beginners find it so hard to learn.

If you’ve got a designer in your workplace to create graphics for you, you’re in luck. But if you’re like thousands of small business owners we’ve been speaking to recently — it’s likely that design is making your life really tough.

As part of some exciting plans we have to make design in the workplace amazingly simple, we’ve put together this checklist of 12 crucial things designers consider to create beautiful visual content.

Ready to make sure your design is looking its best? Throughout the design process — planning, designing, reviewing — try asking yourself these questions:

01. Does it have a focal point?
Writers often talk about giving their articles or books a “hook” — something that attracts readers and pulls them in. In design, a focal point serves the same purpose. It could be an image or graphic, a headline or promotion, or other text/lettering.

Take this magazine spread as an example. What do you look at first? The food, right? That’s because the design was carefully planned to cause you to do just that. The simple, black-and-white typography and illustrations make the vibrantly colored, detailed photographs stand out. Plus, if you look closely, you’ll notice on the left page that the shapes of the text and line embellishments frame the photograph, guiding your eyes there.

You can’t emphasize every part of your design, so you need to decide what’s most important. That image or piece of information — your focal point — should generally have the most visual weight (i.e., stand out the most at first glance). You can draw attention to this part of your design through size, shape, direction, position, color, texture, or other qualities.

Here, the number 5 attracts attention first (an appropriate choice, since it’s drawing viewers in with the offer of a discount): it’s the largest, the boldest, and the only number or letter to be highlighted with an inner line.

02. Does it have visual flow?
After a focal point gives viewers a place to start looking, then your design needs to be organized in such a way that their eyes can navigate the rest of the layout easily. This is often referred to as hierarchy — which simply means that the design elements are arranged, sized, and spaced in such a way that it’s clear what viewers should look at first (i.e., what’s most important, the focal point) and how they should proceed through the rest of the design (should their eyes move down the page? across? from one section to another?).

Ways Designers Know When a Design Looks Good – And How You Can Too
Because when design elements are all over the place without any clear organization, the eye doesn’t know where to look — the design has no sense of flow. Things that can impede flow include having no focal point (or too many), no hierarchy, or a cluttered design.

To improve the flow of your design, try one of the following:
Use repetition. Design elements that repeat — like bullet points or numbered lists, or lines or shapes that lead the eye to the intended destination — can make a design easier to navigate. Plus, when used in moderation, repetition helps create unity in a design.

This illustration features repetition in a number of subtle ways that guide your eye through the composition. Horizontal lines are repeated in the clouds, the rocky hills in the background, and the water, while vertical lines appear in the palm trees, the surfboard, and the girl’s bathing suit. These repeated patterns lend depth, movement, and a cohesive feel to the design.

Divide your design into clear sections. Organizing your design in a way that makes sense — whether that’s with headings, sections bounded by boxes or frames, accent colors or graphics, or something else — will go a long way in enhancing flow.

Use sufficient white space. Clutter is one of the biggest obstacles to visual flow. You can avoid a cluttered design by ensuring that there is enough white (or blank) space in between and around your design elements so they don’t look too crowded. White space can also help divide your design into sections.

The design below establishes a clear hierarchy, making good use of both sections and white space. On the left side, the various font sizes and arrangements highlight the most important information first — the event name and its location and date. All the elements are spaced fairly consistently and don’t look crowded, making the information easy to read. The different colored boxes in the background separate the design into distinct sections, each with its own purpose: the primary information, the event sponsor logo, and the RSVP form.

03. Is it balanced?
Don’t do the design equivalent of making viewers want to straighten a crooked picture on a wall — don’t let unbalanced elements or alignment that is a little “off” distract from your design and its message.

Symmetry is one of the biggest contributors to a balanced design. A symmetrical design is equally balanced on both sides of a central axis, either vertically, horizontally, or radially (radiating, usually circularly, out from a central point). The human brain finds symmetry attractive, but besides being aesthetically pleasing, a balanced design also has a practical purpose: it helps you establish a hierarchy for your layout and prioritize your content.

This logo has two kinds of symmetry going on. If you were to draw a vertical line down the center of the design, the right and left sides would be more or less identical in layout — a reflection of each other. Additionally, the sunburst in the center features radial symmetry. Combined, this creates a perfectly balanced, visually appealing design.

Poor alignment can also throw a design off balance. Make sure text and other design elements are aligned with document margins and to each other. Using one type of alignment throughout for paragraphs of text will look the most consistent and balanced. Turning on the grid feature in your design program can be helpful for alignment purposes. (In Canva, you can turn on grid lines with the following keyboard shortcuts: Cmd+; for Mac and Ctrl+; for Windows).

04. Do your typefaces work well together?
Typography is a key part of almost every design. So how well your chosen fonts work together has a big influence on the overall attractiveness of your project. If two typefaces clash, that might distract from your design’s content and message.

Learning how to choose fonts that harmonize well together can be a tricky task — part learning typography basics, part practice, part personal preference, part intuition. For most designs, choosing one serif font and one sans-serif font is a good starting point.

But no matter what fonts you choose, it’s important that the mood or personality of your typeface matches that of your design and supports its purpose (More on this under point #9).

If you’d like a more in-depth look at some concepts to consider when pairing fonts, check out our guide, “10 Golden Rules You Should Live By When Combining Fonts: Tips From a Designer.”

05. Is your text readable?
If no one can read the text on your design, then that kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? You don’t want people squinting, trying to find your phone number or read an address. You can accidently make your text hard to read in a number of ways, including:

Size. Sometimes a font will look much larger on screen than it does printed. You want to make sure your font size is appropriate for your design’s final form. For instance, a very large font is impractical for a business card, just like a very small font is impractical for a design that will be viewed at a distance, like an advertisement on the side of a bus or a billboard. If possible, print out a proof of your print design or do an online test with your web design to ensure that all your text is easily readable before you finalize your project.

For this business card, typefaces in all caps increase their readability at small sizes, and the contrast between dark and light colors also helps.

Color & Contrast. If the colors of your font and background clash (neon green text on a red background, as an extreme example) or are too similar, the text may be hard to read. Similarly, too little contrast (say, white text on a light grey background) can be difficult to see.
Style. Some fonts are easier to read than others. Simple, clean typefaces (without a lot of embellishment) are best for body copy. Display fonts (the fancy or unique ones with lots of personality) are best used sparingly and at larger sizes. Save those for when you want a word or phrase to really stand out, rather than using them for paragraphs of text, where they’re hard to read.

The badge below effectively combines a script display typeface with a couple simple, sans-serif fonts. The typography styles (which match the retro feel of the piece) lend relevant character while maintaining legibility.

06. Does it balance form with function?
A design can look pretty, but still not serve its intended purpose as a communication tool. One of the challenges of graphic design is balancing form with function — you want your project to look nice and be visually appealing to its audience, while still communicating its message successfully.

When designers lose sight of the message and focus solely on the appearance of a design, the project can look overdone; the graphic design part of the project becomes a distraction rather one part of a carefully crafted whole that has a job to do — whether that’s selling a product, advertising a promotion, showing your qualifications for a job, gaining more followers, or anything else.

This illustration for Doritos corn chips marries form with function in a really effective way. The imagery and colors are not random, but were chosen specifically to enhance the theme of the design and support the brand. The mountains (as well as the flock of birds and the sun) look like actual Doritos chips, and their colors correspond to different flavors.

07. Does it have contrast?
Contrast is both visually appealing and functional — it can emphasize certain elements of your design, making them stand out as more important.

Contrast isn’t just a color thing, with opposites like black and white or opposites on the color wheel like red and green. As a design tool, contrast can involve shape, scale, typography, or other elements. However, like with almost any other design concept, it can be overdone. You should make sure that the contrast in your design isn’t so dramatic that it’s jarring, unless that’s your specific intent.

The packaging design here uses contrast in multiple ways. First, color: The black accents make a strong statement against the vibrant yellow and orange and the bright white background. Also, shape: the curving, organic forms of the illustrations at the bottom contrast nicely with the straight, geometric letters of the text (but also complement the round shape of the packaging).

Used to best effect, contrasting design elements highlight each other’s differences, but do so in a complementary way.

08. Does it make good use of the space available?
Different design projects will allow you different amounts of space to work with. It can be a challenge to create an attractive, balanced design within the limits of a design’s physical specifications. But large or small, from business card to billboard, you can apply a couple basic principles when laying out your design:

Proximity. Proximity — placing related elements physically closer to each other (and separating unrelated items) — is a simple concept that can make a big difference in your design. Grouping related pieces of your design automatically gives it an organized layout and creates logical sections.
White Space. The concept of white space in a design basically boils down to giving your design elements some breathing room. This could include margins, blank space between and around different pieces of the design, line spacing, and more. For most designs, you’ll need to find a happy medium for the amount of white space you include in your layout. Too little space makes for a cluttered, crowded design; too much cancels out proximity, and design elements lose their relationship to each other. But a well-spaced layout is not only nice-looking, but is also easy on the eyes, literally — it gives viewer’s eyes room to travel around your design.

This website design surrounds the focal point of each section (the product for sale) with plenty of space, so viewers zero in those items. Lightweight fonts create the illusion of even more space and ensure the products are the clear center of attention.

09. Is the mood of your design appropriate?

Color schemes, typography styles, and other elements can give your design a definite mood — perhaps playful, serious, or sophisticated. You want to make sure those design choices create a mood that matches the purpose of your design, so you’re not sending mixed messages.

This banner, for example, was created for a kid’s coloring contest that was part of an Oktoberfest celebration. So, appropriately, the colors are very autumnal, and the font choices are fun and whimsical. A serious font and drab colors just wouldn’t have the same impact and (more importantly) wouldn’t match the mood of the event.

10. Is the color scheme harmonious?

Colors have deep, subconscious significance — emotional, psychological, cultural — and can play a huge role in how your designs are perceived. But besides considering the moods colors can portray in your design (the summery energy of aqua, coral, and yellow; the elegant sophistication of black and gold), you should make sure your use of color in general is well thought out.

Similar to the combination of different fonts mentioned earlier, the result of combining different colors should be a harmonious one. Barring a specific, intentional purpose, you want to avoid colors that clash badly or using too many colors all at once. When in doubt, using a color palette tool or even reading up on basic color theory (and color schemes like complementary, split-complementary, analogous, and triadic) can be helpful.

This logo design features a number of colors, but the ones that stand out the most are the shades of orange at the top, the navy blue banner in the center, and the shades of purple at the bottom. This is a split-complementary color scheme (choose one color, plus the two that flank its complement on the color wheel): yellow-orange, blue, and purple. This type of color scheme has strong visual contrast, but has the benefit of being less jarring than a complementary color scheme (think red/green or purple/yellow).

11. Does it match the brief?
If you’re working off of a creative brief, sticking to the decisions already made in that brief will make your design more likely to look good to your client, boss, or whoever was involved in creating the brief. If you go completely off brief and do your own thing because you think it looks better personally, you risk not only upsetting those people, but also getting negative feedback on your design and wasting your own valuable time.

If you’d like a basic creative brief template to use for your own work and tips on good questions to ask when creating an effective brief and planning a design project, you can get those here.


12. Are your images and final file formats high quality.
Let’s say you’ve created a beautiful design that you’re really proud of and it’s time for the project to go to print or go live online. But you get your hands on a printed copy, and the colors are all wrong. Or you hop online to check out your handiwork, and all the images and graphics are blurry and pixellated. What happened?

Issues like these can crop up when you save a file with the wrong settings — perhaps using the wrong color space, at the wrong size or resolution, or in the wrong format. That’s why it’s so important to have a solid understanding of the correct resolutions and format requirements for different print and web design projects.

For a comprehensive look at the differences between print and web design, as well as specific recommendations for making sure you get the color, resolution, and format right for your design, check out our article, “Graphic Design for Print vs. The Web: 15 Vital Differences You Need To Know About.”

Design in the workplace is hard — but not for long.
You may not be a designer, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have what it takes to get your DIY marketing materials or business branding up to scratch.

Next time you start work on a design project, ask yourself these 12 questions. And if you think they’ll be useful, you’re going to love what we have in store with our latest product: Canva For Work.

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Today, using Facebook is the most practical and popular thing you can do to promote your business

At the same time, it’s increasingly necessary to know how the site’s rules and regulations work, so that you don’t end up getting blocked and wasting a ton of time and effort. A minor “misuse” of the site, COULD in the worst case scenario, end with the closure of your account.

A really popular urban legend has been going around lately: Facebook Jail. What’s really happening is that, everyday there are more and more people getting “punished” or their accounts are being “blocked” for breaking this social network’s laws. The problem is that reading the terms and conditions either ends up confusing us or flat-out putting us to sleep. That’s why in this life-saving post we bring you 10 essential tips to avoid being blocked by Facebook … and not fall asleep reading the fine print.

1. Let some time pass between posts
Whether it’s because of enthusiasm, in a productivity rush or persistence, we often end up posting identical content in multiple groups or pages at the same exact time. This is the type of behavior that gets us into trouble with the “Facebook Sheriff” as he’s on the hunt for SPAMMERS.

If they notice that you’re sharing the same information everywhere all at once, it’s very likely that you’ll get thrown into virtual FB jail.

To save you the ordeal, we’re going to let you in on a great tip, followed religiously by those working with Facebook professionally. To avoid penalties and infractions while trying to publish the same content on multiple pages, you’ve got to leave at least a few minutes in between each post. This strategy is an excellent method to avoid being seen as “suspicious” by the site.

10 essential Tips to Avoid Being Blocked by Facebook ...
If you don’t want to sit around and wait out those time intervals each time for every single group and page (Who does??), then, you should use Postcron. This app is for scheduling posts, and what’s awesome is that their posting menu offers the perfect solution for this situation. They actually give you the option to publish to multiple Facebook accounts and set up time intervals of five minutes (minimum) in between each post. This will help youavoid being blocked for excess posting. If you want to find out more about this feature, check out this this article from our blog.

2. Create original content

This wise advice comes from several Community Managers who constantly work with Facebook, and who have extensive experience in preventing getting blocked. One of the most important strategies in this regard is creating original content.

Experience shows that administrators are often blocked because they’ve used images from Google’s search results, which had already been marked as SPAM. Basically, if you use the pictures that Google suggests, you run risk that they are actually photographs that have previously been reported on Facebook as spam. That means, when you go to share them, your post will also obtain all the complaints that photo might already have.

Along the same lines, it’s important to check that the photos you post to your site (if you don’t do it yourself) have a proper license so you can use them without having problems.

It’s not always easy to find legal and free images on Internet, which is why we recommend that you check out safe places where you can get legit pics. On top of that, you can also create your own cards, photos, and postcards on sites like: PicMonkey.com.

Keep in mind that the warning of originality isn’t limited to just photos. Any file that’s shared by many people at once, is likely to be marked as SPAM. This also applies to text and links that you share as well. For that reason it’s always better to create your own content, as an essential part of strategies to avoid being blocked by Facebook.

3. Make it personal (and be careful with tagging)

Try to avoid as much anonymity between your “friends” as possible. Knowing who you add and making sure people know who you are significantly reduces the risk of being considered as spam and improves your credibility and your image in the long term.

The above is the conceptual benefit of this tip. However, the concrete application is as follows: Keeping your Facebook conduct based on honesty and “real” links prevents Facebook from reading your activity as SPAM. It can hurt you if the site detects, for example, that many users don’t accept your friend or group requests. This type of behavior often results in SPAM complaints by those affected, because they don’t know who you are or why you want to add them.

Other types of behavior that you should avoid are: adding people to groups without their consent and posting on Facebook pages with non-personal profiles, such as garage sales or classifieds (which themselves are often filled with SPAM – and not being a physical person runs the risk of being reported and/or closed. Remember that Facebook’s policies state that only people can have profiles).

And last but not least, we recommend that you don’t tag people directly in images if they’re not actually in them (a situation frequently detected as SPAM by the site). If you want to mention someone, you can do so in the comments below.

All these rules are directly linked to common sense, basically, because nobody likes to be tagged in a photo that they have nothing to do with.

4. Understand how Facebook works
Reading each item of the Help section of Facebook can put you to sleep immediately or just be plain confusing. So, thats why were gonna show you the most important parts based on research by an expert in digital marketing,Karen Clark.

Specifically, there are three basic rules you should follow to make sure you’re using Facebook properly:
Don’t use the name of a business for a personal account. You can not create a “human” profile with a name like “Mary’s Bakery”, with the idea of posting and participating in groups on behalf of your business. Biographies are intended to be used by people with their real names. You can create your actual profile and from there, mention your business in your personal information, or create a page for your project directly.

Every human being on the planet can have ONLY ONE Facebook account. From your personal account you can create multiple pages for businesses and enter multiple email addresses, that way that your customers can contact you easily.

If you want more information on this, please review the Facebook terms and policies for both personal biographies and business pages.

5. Don’t act like a spammer
There are a number of behaviors on Facebook that, besides being annoying to everyone, can threaten the veryexistence of your account. Here we review the online behaviors that act as non-stop tickets to Facebook Jail.

First of all, and as we mentioned above, Karen Clark says you shouldn’t send friend requests to people that you have no connection to. In other words, try to connect only with people who could actually recognize you. This is convenient because, after rejecting your friendship, Facebook asks users if they know you, and if many of them say “no”, then you’ll be marked as SPAM.

She also recommends not promoting your business on the business pages of other users, not as a post, nor as a comment. Don’t even do it by “liking” their project.

These are unethical behaviors and the account managers of those accounts will NOT hesitate to mark you as spam. Along the same lines, don’t use private messages for promotional purposes, or else you will also be reported by the recipients of unwanted notifications.

6. Beware of saboteurs
Unfortunately, there are always people who “play dirty”. Since it’s really easy to mark someone as SPAM on Facebook, there are quite a few users who do it to their commercial competitors just to harm them. Thus, any posts you make can be attacked by “trolls” on the Network.

If you ever detect such behavior by one of your contacts, the first thing you should do is to block them from your page. If they can’t see your posts, they can’t attack them. You can also visit their personal profile and individually report them by clicking the button with the three little dots. Finally, you can contact Facebook to explain what happened, by using institutional links available at the bottom of the page.

7. Don’t let Facebook confuse you with a SPAM-bot
Business specialist Francesca Esposito-Rose in a recent article explains which actions on Facebook could get you marked as a SPAM-bot, a term that refers to automated programs, created to mimic human behavior on social networks.

When Facebook brands you as SPAM, Francesca indicates (who herself was a “victim” of the site’s policies), the first thing that happens is that they stops you from being able to comment on other pages. According to each case, they can also stop you from even LIKING anything on the social network, among other sanctions due to “excessive behavior”.

To avoid getting a “Facebook Time Out”, we basically have to control the speed at which we like and comment on things. This is not only to avoid being detected as SPAM, but also to control traffic information on Facebook (which would collapse if all users do too many things in too short of time.)

8. Don’t go crazy posting
This is a fundamental tip if you want to avoid being blocked by Facebook. Professional Community Managers recommend a maximum of 5-6 daily publications in the biography itself. Also remember that it’s not necessary to tell customers EVERY nitty-gritty detail about your business. The idea is to provoke them to visit your website, where there they can learn more about your project if and when they want to.

On the other hand, Francesca Esposito-Rose suggests posting your own business page two to three times a week. She also notes that this varies from industry to industry and business to business. She also advises to experiment to find out the ideal frequency of responses according to each audience. It’s not the idea to saturate your followers’ timelines with incessant publications, which is a direct invitation to getting marked as SPAM.

9. Provide accessible and permanent information about who you are
This is a very cool tip, as it ensures a warm welcome to new followers who wish to join your ranks. It basically assures that users can find out who you are by just looking at the information section of your page or biography.

That way, people will have some information about you, which will make them feel comfortable interacting with you. A really good paragraph in the about section is usually enough of a kicker to get them to like your page.
Check out this study by moveouttheoffice.com, specialists in digital marketing. It says we should remind people what we DO and what we are about, every few posts. This will help welcome new users and will finish convincing potential followers.

10. Use “shortened links” on your page biography when linking to your site
While the technique to shorten links is more characteristic of Twitter (to save space and characters), the truth is that it’s an excellent strategy to stay out of Facebook Sheriff’s sight. Because as we know, posting the same link on multiple pages and posts, is a behavior frequently detected as SPAM.

To avoid Facebook from marking your URL as SPAM (for whatever reason), one of the best things you can do is shorten your links. To do this you can use sites like wp.me, bit.ly or goo.gl.

Following these 10 tips to avoid being blocked by Facebook that we brought you in this handy post, will save you from getting locked up in Facebook’s “prison cell”. which would be extremely detrimental to the prosperity of your business, especially if you consider the effort you put in to your social media strategies.

Keep our advice in mind and exercise your freedom in the lands of Facebook!

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