Facebook Frowns on People Promoting Competing Products (Google+) with Facebook Ads

If you got to get in Google's social networking site Google+, and you are also probably you are using Facebook to socialize- beware! don't bring your Google+ releated activites on Facebook, else you might face the same fate as of Johnson.According to a report, Michael Lee Johnson, a web developer, got all of his Facebook […]

If you got to get in Google's social networking site Google+, and you are also probably you are using Facebook to socialize- beware! don't bring your Google+ releated activites on Facebook, else you might face the same fate as of Johnson.

According to a report, Michael Lee Johnson, a web developer, got all of his Facebook ads banned after he posted up a notice that requested people "friend him" on his "Google+ page." He was actually running a Facebook ad asking people to add him to their Circles on Google+. Facebook, apparently, didn't like him using its site to build his own social network somewhere else. So it pulled his ads.

Johnson's on his Google+ page writes:

LOL: I recently ran a Google+ advertisement on Facebook that got all of my campaigns suspended. - Great.

The message from Failbook said the following:
Your account has been disabled. All of your adverts have been stopped and should not be run again on the site under any circumstances. Generally, we disable an account if too many of its adverts violate our Terms of Use or Advertising guidelines. Unfortunately we cannot provide you with the specific violations that have been deemed abusive. Please review our Terms of Use and Advertising guidelines if you have any further questions.

P.S; Facebook - You Suck.

While the above notice didn't specifically mention the reasons behind the bans, it doesn't take much to figure out that Johnson's pretty blatant request for people to join him on a rival social networking service was to blame.

While Facebook may not like people running ads on its service promoting Google+, but that has certainly not stopping Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg from not only signing up to use Google+ but also quickly becoming the most followed person on the service.

[Source: Google+, TechCrunch]