How to Block a Facebook Page from Posting on Your Facebook Page

If you’re a blogger with a Facebook page, you’ve no doubt gotten unwanted posts on your wall from other bloggers or businesses. Someone goes to your blog then posts on your wall their giveaway, etsy shop link, content, review, blog link that’s completely irrelevant. Unless it’s somehow VERY relevant to a discussion or question on someone’s wall, don’t do it.

This week, I had a Facebook first… I blocked another fan page from posting on my Facebook fan page. I don’t take this sort of thing lightly so keep reading for why I did it, how you can do it (should you ever need to) and what you should try before you go this route.

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt so the FIRST time this person left a post on my fan page about their event, I nicely said that many people consider that spam and may block them. I gave her a link to my post about Facebook Comment Vomit so she could see the ways that are generally considered no-nos. Trying to help.

Then she did it again. I AGAIN reiterated my point (maybe she never saw my first one) and forgot about it. Well, this week, she did it AGAIN. Same event, new month.

So I rolled up my sleeves and started the easy peasy steps to block her fan page from posting on my Facebook fan page ever again. And I also reported the post as Abuse. Take THAT.

You may want to block a fan page who posts abusive things on your page’s wall, a fan page who repeatedly posts irrelevant links to their blog on your wall or a fan page that tries to solicit followers from your page.

Here’s how to do it.

1. Find the comment that gets you so worked up you want to block that fan page from your page. Hover your mouse over to the right side of the post and you’ll see this little gear icon appear. Click on it.

 

2. (optional step) Before I banned this person, I reported their comment as abuse. I’m sorry but after I warn you twice and you post AGAIN. Yep, that’s abuse. Use this with caution… I’d send the person a polite message first telling them why what they posted is frowned upon before resorting to reporting them. While blocking someone from your page doesn’t affect them elsewhere on Facebook, reporting them as abuse just might so that’s why I say to use this with caution.

After you click on that wheel, you’ll see these options. If you decide this step is needed, then select “Report as Abuse” and follow the steps.

 

3. To block a page from posting on your wall, select “Remove Post and Ban Page.”

4. Once you do, this will come up. Think over it for a second or two and be REALLY sure you want to ban this user from your page. If so, click that blue button and be done!

 

 

Again, this is not something you’ll want to get click happy with and ban every single page that posts “Come follow my page since I like yours!!!!!!” But if you’re gutsy enough to rid the world of bad Facebook etiquette, then leave them a polite message explaining why it’s frowned upon. It’s when things get dirty that you may need to block them.

This is the first blog post I’ve written that I hope you’ll never have to use!

 

Comments

  1. says

    I’ve had to do that before too… I only sent one message though. Do you know what happens when they try to post again? Do they get a little pop-up box that says “You are not authorized to post on this page” or something like that? Just wondering…
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  2. says

    I’m new to the fb fan page thing. I’ve only had mine up for a couple of weeks, so I haven’t had any issues but I’ve certainly come across them on other pages and in memes I’ve hosted. I don’t know what people really think they are accomplishing. Not all attention is good attention.

    Thanks for sharing Melissa!
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  3. says

    It goes hand-in-hand with what you wrote about comment vomit. (my new fave phrase, by the way) It’s people who want to ‘like’ your page so you’ll ‘like’ them back, then they only post a link about themselves, like on your blog… I haven’t blocked anyone yet, just erased blatant look-at-me crap, but this is definately good to know. Bookmarking for sure. Thanks for the tip.

  4. NeedHelp says

    I am having similar problem with FB Page poster who is becoming more saavy. This FB page comes onto my FB page, only ‘likes’ posts, then removes his page. His ‘likes’ remain and I am unable to remove or ban this FB page’s ‘like’ actions! His page name itself is offensive and bashes a local business partner of ours.

  5. UnwantedShares says

    I have a Facebook page, which I share a lot of things ~ that is the main purpose of the page. However, I’m having another page (with the same intentions) coming onto my page, and re-sharing everything, I spend a lot of time sourcing the local community events to get the news out there. And because they haven’t ‘liked’ my page, or even commented, posted or liked a post I cannot ban them. Any advice?

  6. says

    I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blogs
    really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later on. Many thanks
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  7. says

    I m regular in Facebook and found many unwanted people who update in my profile or in page, I really hate that type of people, now I changed my settings and now Not allowing more people can update in my Facebook profile.

  8. Lora says

    You sound like a really nice person, and certainly the world needs more of you. I find it interesting that you would actually give anyone you have not invited to your Facebook or website 3 chances to “shape up” as it were. I do not invest my time or energy in this type of behavior and immediately unfriendly or block them. And I have no problem reporting them. I call it my be fair be strong policy

  9. animary says

    Interesting, and added to my growing library of FB tweaks. Unfortunately most of what I want to block is the unending stream of drivel emanating from Farcebook itself (“Entertainment Pages You Might Like”, etc.). Searching for a solution to that brought me here.

  10. says

    Lame! You better get back to writing old lady. N no one cares about your fb page. You prob have 12 likes anyways 3 of them being yourself. Go cry to someone who cares.

  11. says

    Luckily (?) I haven’t experienced this form of flattery yet, but its nice to know there is a way to stop it if it should ever arrive at my doorstep! Bookmarking this post in the “Just in Case” file! Thanks!
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