Is Facebook really scared of Google Plus (Google+)?

The Google+ (or Google Plus) fan page on Facebook says “Facebook bans Google Plus Sponsored ads. A man recently ran an advertisement campaign for his Google+ profile and his account was suspended. Looks like facebook is scared to lose its throne” – is Facebook really scared of Google+?

(Photo: facebook.com)<br>Google Plus fan page on Facebook

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Google Plus fan page on Facebook

The “man” in question is Michael Lee Johnson, a web developer, who opened a Google+ account. Johnson discovered an ingenious way of expanding his friend circle – he advertised on Facebook, asking people to add him to their Google+ Circles.

The idea was pretty amusing but Facebook wasn’t amused – it promptly pulled down his ads.

“I recently ran a Google+ advertisement on Facebook that got all of my campaigns suspended. – Great,” Johnson wrote on his Google+ page.

According to Facebook TOS, the site has the right to pull down any Facebook ad that promotes competing products.

However, Johnson, who had placed the ad on July 14 is very upset.

“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,” he posted, adding, “P.S; Facebook – You Suck.”

 

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