Can you sell ad space within Facebook?


Does Facebook's Terms of Service allow you to sell ad or banner space on your own tab page or canvas application within Facebook?

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asked Feb 16 '12 at 02:13
Mike Barwick
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  • Can somebody explain what this means? I am having an issue understanding what I can and what I can't do. How can I see ad space utilizing my fans on Facebook. – Merrek B Sakwa 11 years ago
  • @ Merrek: if you have an issue, please create your own question... ("Ask Question" in the main menu) – Data Smarter 11 years ago

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Per Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities Section 4:

You will not use your personal profile for your own commercial gain (such as selling your status update to an advertiser).

Per Facebook Pages Terms Section 7:

Third party advertisements on Pages are prohibited.

Per Facebook Platform Polices Section 3, Sub-section E:

You can only utilize advertising or similar monetization related products or services from companies that appear on this list within Apps on

answered Feb 16 '12 at 03:16
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  • So in other words, you can embed advertising on your Canvas Application, but not on your Facebook Fan page (or TAB application), from "approved" ad providers. – Mike Barwick 12 years ago
  • That's precisely right! – Dnbrv 12 years ago
  • Okay, that works with my gameplan. Thanks for the help buddy! – Mike Barwick 12 years ago

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