Facebook drugs u-turn after Medway SEO blog campaign

Facebook removes drugs group

Facebook drugs u-turn

In a surprise Facebook drugs u-turn, they reconsidered their decision NOT to remove the group we reported for violating the TOS. This was how it read: ‘We revised our decision on your report of Diazepam Tablets’

Why the Facebook drugs u-turn?

This was following our SEO campaign last week to raise awareness about this issue. Children and vulnerable adults were able to gain access to the illegal sale of prescription drugs through these seemingly unregulated groups.

Here’s the blog we posted after they refused to remove the group for NOT violating the TOS


We managed to get listed for the term ‘how to buy drugs on Facebook‘ but very soon the term ‘drugs Facebook‘ listed on Page 1 on Google. It seems we got their attention!

It was pointed out by Cliff from Capricorn Services that point 9 of their safety policy states:

‘You will not use Facebook to do anything unlawful, misleading, etc…’

Facebook drugs u-turn - safety policy
Facebook drugs u-turn – safety policy

It also states very clearly in section 4 of their ‘Facebook Pages Terms‘ that ‘Pages must not promote the sale of prescription pharmaceuticals.’ (see full excerpt below):

C.    Pages must not promote the sale of prescription pharmaceuticals. Pages for online pharmacies may be permitted with prior approval from Facebook.

Anyway, point made. We told Facebook and they said no. Maybe the drugs group had prior approval?

Then, at 8:30am I get this notification (showing a blatant Facebook drugs u-turn!):

‘We revised our decision on your report of Diazepam Tablets’:

Facebook drugs u-turn notification
Facebook drugs u-turn notification

Stating the following Facebook drugs u-turn:

Facebook Help Team

  • We reviewed the group you reported for containing drug use. Since it violated our Community Standards, we removed it. Thanks for your report.

So, if one powerful SEO blog post can force a Facebook drugs u-turn, just imagine what it can do for your business message.

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Gallery: Gillingham Great Lines War Memorial

My wife and I have walked the lines daily as part of our exercise regime and as today was a beautifully sunny October day, we decided to have a walk around the memorial grounds that house the huge obelisk that can be seen from most areas of Chatham. Like most people who tread the Lines on a regular basis, we hadn’t really considered what we were walking past. Today, we got curious. The grounds are kept really well and it’s a peaceful place steeped in history. We had no idea that the names were not just of the soldiers who died during the Great War, but those without graves from BOTH WW1 and WW2.

The Gillingham Great Lines War Memorial is located in Chatham on the ‘The Great Line Heritage Park’ and over looks Chatham town centre. The view is good and it’s a good challenge to try to pick out the shops and buildings in the distance – The Pentagon Centre being the easiest to identify! You can even see Rochester Castle from the benches on the hillside.

Here’s what it looks like inside:

Here’s what WikiPedia says:

Chatham Naval Memorial is a large obelisk situated in the town of Chatham, Kent, which is in the Medway Towns. The memorial is now the main feature of The Great Line Heritage Park. The huge expanse of the Great Lines was in its own right a layer of defence to protect Chatham Dockyard from attack.[1]

Chatham was a principal manning port of the Royal Navy during the First World War and thus was dedicated as the site of one of three memorials to sailors of the Royal Navy killed during the conflict but who have no grave.

The other memorials were situated at Portsmouth and Plymouth. The obelisks were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer[2] and the one at Chatham originally contained 8,515 names.

It is made of Portland stone with bronze plaques in 1920. It has steps up to a plinth with inscription plaques, and projecting corners with reclining lions, beneath a stepped base to the obelisk, which has a stepped top to an elaborate finial with corner ships prows and bronze supports to a ball.[3]

After the Second World War and its consequent loss of life, the decision was made to expand the three memorials and so the Chatham Naval Memorial was created from the ‘Chatham Obelisk’ and was given a surround designed by Sir Edward Maufe which contains 10,098 additional names from the later conflict. The surround is also made of Portland Stone, with bronze plaques. It has two pavilions; north and south which look out towards Chatham. Along the surround are 4 portland stone statues of sailors.

The Grade II listed memorial[3] is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The memorial featured prominently in the 1996 novel Last Orders by British author Graham Swift, as did the Medway Towns . The novel was adapted into a film and directed by Australasian director Fred Schepisi and starred inter alia Sir Michael CaineBob HoskinsRay Winstone and Helen Mirren. The memorial featured in a number of scenes.

Source WikiPedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_Naval_Memorial

Do Medway SEO offer reputation management?

Do Medway SEO offer reputation management?

This is an email I just received, aptly in my JUNK MAIL, about so called ‘reputation management’ services.

Have a read here:

We Post Good Reviews.

We do Reputation Repair.

We do Blog Advertising.

We can help you defend your company by posting positive Reviews, Blogs and creating Websites to take over Search Results and control what people see about your company.


http://www.ReviewShowcase.com   for Paid Review Posting Service

http://www.ReviewShowcase.com  for Reviews and Reputation Service

How does posting positive reviews help in your businesses Google ranking?

1. Positive reviews increase your business rank by linking important and relevant websites to your website.

2. A constant stream of positive reviews improves your online reputation.

3. Positive reviews drive traffic to your business.

4. Positive reviews restore a tarnished reputation by pushing down negative reviews and links.

5. Helps protect against competitors or anyone else from attempting to run your ranking.

361-444-3559  ReputationRewards@gmail.com

What is reputation management?

Following a little research on the subject, it appears that there are lots of companies now offering reputation management as a service. Reputation management is simply the practice of writing falsely positive reviews for their clients in order to improve their online image. Medway SEO as a company prefer to operate in a different way so, in answer to the title question, MEDWAY SEO DO NOT OFFER REPUTATION MANAGEMENT.

Yes, we can help you improve your Google rankings and yes we use comment and review sites but if your business has a poor reputation, there are better ways to fix the issue than to hire companies to ‘manage’ how you appear online using fake reviews under the banner of reputation management. We will not partake in writing fake reviews or pretend to have used your services successfully to improve rankings. We also believe that web users these days are far more aware of these immoral practices and will make their own judgments based on the integrity of your website content – we all have friends who will happily write good reviews for us so we all allow for that when making our minds up.

We are more than happy to help your business improve its reputation, online presence and Google page rankings but we’ll do it properly and using honest and proven methods to achieve it.

My advice would be to steer well clear of B2B companies offering to provide reputation management.

If you would like to talk about SEO websites for business, talk to us and we’ll show you what we can do using methods that work, without compromising your business ethics.

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