You read a report that tells you to tweet the same tweet several times per day. The creator of the report (some guru) shows how his or her Twitter account received several thousand followers by using this method. You get excited and try it for yourself. Next thing you know it, Twitter has suspended your account. But wait, the guru promised you would get thousands of followers by using this advice.
This is one great way to get your social media accounts banned. Another is to post a bunch of Spam to anyone you can find. But the biggest way to get banned from your social media accounts is not to read and follow the terms of service.
Obviously, this page is meant to show you how to prevent from getting banned from your social media accounts. No one actually wants to get banned. So the first step is to read through the terms of service for any social media website that you plan on using. Do not skip this step. It’s crucial that you understand what you are and are not allowed to do.
For the most part, the terms of service of most of the social media websites are common sense. People shouldn’t need to be told they are not allowed to post illegal content. That should be evident. If you see that a social media website is kid-friendly, it should also go without saying that pornography is prohibited.
Social media sites have rules that may not be as obvious or common sense. That’s why you need to read through the terms of service. For instance, most YouTube owners are not aware that YouTube does not allow affiliate links to be placed directly into the description of the video. They do allow linking back to your website, even if the page is sales-related.
Of course, you will get plenty of people who will say they have been using affiliate links within videos successfully for a long time. This just means the YouTube algorithms have not caught up with their videos yet. If they do get caught, they risk having their account banned. YouTube also reserves the right to prohibit banned users from creating new accounts, although, it’s not difficult to obtain a new IP address and use a different email.
Pinterest also limits the use of affiliate links within pins. In fact, if you tried to pin with a link directly to an Amazon product containing your affiliate link, the Pinterest algorithm automatically removes the affiliate part of the link.