We are looking for a little help from our members. It has come our attention recently that our InterNACHI Facebook Business page has received a number of spam reviews. Unfortunately, there is no simple way to remove the spam reviews. The easiest way to get rid of the reviews is to have a good number of people report them as “Spam”. Facebook will then review the reports and hopefully have them removed.
We would love a little help from our members! If you have a Facebook account, would you help by reporting some or all of the spam reviews on our business page? Here are the simple steps to do so:
While it might not seem right, the best way to handle the spam reviews with people trying to sell whatever is to shutdown the Facebook online reviews for a month or two! Facebook could care less about them.
What’s the timeframe of the “spam” reviews? Are they several months or more in the past? The first negative post I come to is from 10/25/22. I’ll be happy to help out
Edit: Looking at the InterNACHI FB page, I see a 4.9 stars out of 5.0 and 134 reviews. That seems like a great review page to me but super low on quantity. I would be ecstatic to have this review page. How many inspectors are InterNACHI members? I feel that instead of having us witch-hunt the spam reviews which I think is futile, maybe asking all InterNACHI’s members to post a POSITIVE review would be much more productive.
If you are getting spam reviews on your business Facebook page, one way to help stop that is by turning on “country restrictions.” This will allow only people from countries you choose to see your page on Facebook. I have created step by step instructions to do this below.
Please note, if you utilize the Facebook Messenger Chat Bot Plugin on your website, setting country restrictions may cause it to stop showing up for some visitors to your website (even if they are from countries you allow). Luckily there are many other chat bot plugins available for our websites.
I found out about the chat bot quirk after setting my Facebook page to only be shown to the United States. I realized shortly after that my chat bot was not showing up on my website. My web administrator told me it was a known problem when using Facebook’s chat bot and setting country restrictions.
I turned off the country restriction and sure enough, the chat bot started working properly again. However, I received two additional spam “reviews” in one day that I had country restrictions turned off. I turned the country restriction back on and my web admin will be installing a different chat bot plugin soon.
Here are the steps to turn on country restrictions if you would like to do so…
Too many “rendezvous” in college that I don’t won’t a “Tom” or “Tina” junior showing up at my doorstep. I stay away from Social Media. They may find me on the interNACHI forum, but I’ll lie, deflect and deny. It’s the going thing these days…