The silent battle between Facebook and Google+ has taken a new turn. Commercial ingenuity is something to be admired but sometimes companies try to promote their own commercials only. This seems to be the case with Facebook too, according to some tech blogs. Facebook, instead of revering the Google+’s advertisement campaign, has suspended and banned most of the advertisement campaigns for Google+.
Moreover, Facebook wants to prove to the market that there is only one big fish and announced that Google’s Adsense network may not be a part of Facebook apps in the future. Therefore from now onwards Adsense is not allowed on Facebook applications. This is sad news for developers who were dependent on this and making thousands of $$ from Adsense enabled Facebook apps.
According to Internet Geek and Web Application Developer Michael Lee Johnson, all his Google+ campaigns have been suspended by Facebook. On his Google+ profile he posted;
“I recently ran a Google+ advertisement on Facebook that got all of my campaigns suspended.”
Michael ran a Facebook ad asking people to add him to their circles on Google+. After that, Facebook apparently disabled his account by saying; his ad violated the Facebook advertising policy.
I think Facebook should not take the advertisement campaign for Google+ personally and help Michael Lee find his friends on Google+.
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