Country Restrictions Allows Facebook Pages to Control Viewers By Country
You may be wondering how to hide your page from the Facebook users of a certain country for some serious reasons, right. Whatever the reason behind that, you as an admin of your Facebook Business page you can allow or disallow viewers to your page.
Before we see how can we do that let’s talk about a little about the benefits and drawbacks of the feature.
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Your page won’t be available to a certain country or countries depending upon the restrictions you impose. That means you created a page in say USA as you are living there and imposed restrictions for rest of the world. Then your page will only be viewable to the Facebook users of USA and viewers in other countries of the world won’t be able to visit, like or follow it.
This tweak may help you limit other copycats to steal your idea and market. But there is a problem also.
Sometimes people do put restrictions on certain countries or mistakenly impose restrictions on some country or countries. And when they try to show ads to those countries, ads aren’t approved rather remain in reviews indefinitely. Many people get puzzled when doing everything right in setting Facebook Ads but that doesn’t get approved. In many cases, country restrictions come out to be the cause behind it.
You may have faced it due to the imposition of country restrictions mistakenly, have you?
Okay. Now let’s see how can we set country restrictions properly in the settings section of your Facebook Page.
First head over to Settings. Then to General and find subsection called ‘Country Restrictions’. There are two options. Most people commit blunders here. Option 1 says ‘Only show this page to the viewers in these countries’ and option 2 says ‘Hide this page to the viewers in these countries’.
If you put a country name in the first option, your page will be shown to the country or countries you put in the box and rest of the world won’t be able to see your page. Alternatively, if you put the name of a country or countries in the second option your page will be hidden from those countries but the rest of the world will be able to view your page. That makes sense, right.
One more thing. ‘InternationalTargeting‘ tools under ‘Search Traffic’ in Google Search Console that allows you to set a target country for your blog is not that specific like Facebook’s ‘Country Restrictions’. Webmasters don’t have absolute control over restrictions for their websites via this tool.