I’d manually built up a personal facebook account within my target niche by adding friends (4500+), and joining several groups (100+) within the niche. I tirelessly engaged with them and the groups, plus posted original content. This was going great for about 6 months until a post showed up in one of the groups where I got called out by another member. This particular person called me out because I accidentally tried to friend request them a few times and they were annoyed. (I had been adding several people a day from different groups in the niche, so I didn’t exactly keep track of my requests well)
So with this post being on the group, several “angry” people started looking into the authenticity of my account and persona that hand been built up. They noticed I had befriended several people within the niche and noted that + the 4000+ friends I had. I’d been using about 6 original photos of my sister that she allowed me to take to build up this profile (so no chance of google images search), and the only thing that was not real was the name. My niche related content, likes, comments, posts, etc were all authentic. Beyond the people being annoyed that I added them a lot, they said they would report me as spam to facebook and that is when the block happened. I’d given up on the account for several months (this was November 2016), when I realized facebook wanted me to verify using a Photo ID. I have a workaround for the ID now to upload so I think i’ll be okay to get the account unblocked.
My goal was to build up this personal account, invite friends to like the business fb page, and get them over to the business instagram too. It is a somewhat close-knit beauty related community, and I am worried that the reputation of this account is now tarnished since they’ve called me out as spam.
I am just trying to answer a few questions once I recover my account:
1. As damage control, I was thinking the best move would be to fb block everyone that commented/interacted with the post that called me out. (might be 80+ people, and hundreds more in the group) - Is there a way to mass block people?
2. Should I try to block everyone from the group and unjoin?
3. Should I change the name and photos on my account or try to change it somehow so it is not associated with that negative post?
4. I’d heard there is possibly a way to convert it to a fan page and combine it with another page? If I could have those 4500+ friends as likes/follows on my business page i’d be just as happy
My final goal after getting this dust settled is to achieve further business page growth using some techniques with MP.
Thanks for reading my long spiel Looking forward to hearing from the awesome minds here.