â€¦ and this makes us Happy, Happy, Happy!
If you are an Admin on a Facebook Page you may have noticed already the new â€œSpamâ€ option on your pages.Â You may also already seen it at work hiding those pesky sales pitches for Magic Acai Berries and the like.
Facebookâ€™s Help Center states:
What is the Spam filter on my Page’s wall?
Facebook is now helping Page admins ensure that the most valuable content posted by users on their Page wall is more visible to anyone viewing the Page. We are now offering automatic content filtering on Page walls that will ensure that posts soliciting spam are removed from public view as well as ensure that posts containing good content remain more visible.
If you have your page setting such that posts to your page are separated by your organizationâ€™s and then all others, you will see the â€œSpamâ€ link as the 4th option in this list. Not to worry â€“ only Page Admins can see this link.
Clicking the â€œSpamâ€ link will show you all the content Facebook as deemed spam worthy and moved off your page.
Mouseing over the spam post will reveal a little â€œXâ€ to the top right of the post. Clicking the â€œXâ€ will reveal several options:
1.Â Â Â Remove the post
2.Â Â Â Unmark as Spam
3.Â Â Â Report as Abuse
If the post does really belong in the general content of your organizationâ€™s Facebook pageâ€¦ then by all means click that Unmark option. If however the post does fall into that dark side of the internet category called spam, then I suggest you report as abuse and then remove it. This will alert Facebook to the insidious nature of the offending poster and may hopefully save a fellow organization admin a few moments of time later on down the line.
If you have a mixed wall, meaning you show all posts from your organization mixed with otherâ€™s post, you wonâ€™t see the spam link. You will want to first click the â€œOptionsâ€ link, then following the same instructions above.
Thanks to popularity of Facebook we can use it connect with like minded people and promote, support and grow our non-profit and for profit organizations alikeâ€¦ andâ€¦ due to the popularity of Facebook the spammers will start to show up more and more. Thankfully, Facebook is putting measures into place to make the Facebook experience a good one for both admins and users.