I know many of you have been having some problems with this site on Facebook and are probably wondering WHAT in the world is going on. Simple answer – I wish I knew. Apparently, Facebook feels that the Penny Pinchin’ Mom Facebook page is spam or is abusive in some manner. This can happen for a couple of different reasons:
Someone doesn’t like me and is incorrectly reporting my page as spam in an attempt to hurt me in some way.
People signed up for the page and do not like the posts and rather than simply unliking the page, they are reporting it to Facebook as spam.
People do not like the fact that some links are affiliates (clearly indicated that some posts may by clicking the “A” at the bottom of ANY post) and report the link as spam.
Too many posts coming through in a single day can make Facebook feel it is spam or abusive.
So the question is, how do I go about fixing this? I really wish I knew. There is a form that can be filled out when you try to share links, but that can be additional flags if too many people submit those to Facebook (so that isn’t the best course of action). I have tried to research through the help screens – which really are not that helpful, in my opinion.
Of course, I could try to contact Facebook — if there were contact information available. I have tried every available option at this point to get this taken care of. As a result, I think the only thing I can do is to take this page off of the radar. No No No – I am NOT shutting down the page at all. It is just that you might find posts are delayed in posting and that there are fewer posts made to the Facebook page each day. Just remember that there are more great posts on the site – so you will have to check them out there.
Since I don’t want anyone to miss out on any deals, you might want to sign up for daily email digests for FREE! Just head here and enter your address. Then, watch for a confirmation email (check spam if you do not see it) and you will get a digest at 5 pm daily. This will recap all of the posts that were made during the day. This may not be the best option for you, but it is what I can do right now to help you stay informed.
I hope that we can get this resolved quickly through Facebook and have the page restored to “full active duty”. Until then, don’t think that the deals are gone – I just can’t share them as often as I use to in the past! Thanks for your patience, understanding and amazing support!