I received a message few hours ago from someone who claimed to have mined my phone number from the Internet. I am glad I did because it drew my attention back to the time when I had a problem on Facebook and how I solved it.
What's the Problem I Had with Facebook?
My blog link was banned in Facebook Probably because of my activities. I believe it can be categorized as spamming
For example, if i post a link from my blog on Facebook, it won't appear or even If i try to share something on Facebook using the share button on my blog, facebook would stop me. It was all annoying and frustrating.
Initially, I ignored it but not for long. I knew that I had to get my link back on Facebook if am serious about publicity and it took me quite sometime to get to this resolution something I hope you don't dwell too much on.
Sadly, I didn't make any documentations in terms of posts like this on how I solved the problem! So am making it now.
I can assure you though that am making it from memory which have been stored for maybe a year now so it's not as concrete as it should be. However, it will serve as a simple guide and that's all you need because if you have been a webmaster for sometime, you won't really need much detailed directions to navigate Facebook.
How I Unblocked my Blog Url on Facebook
If your link is banned, it's not difficult to detect. It won't just appear click able. And when you try updating your status with your blog link in it, facebook will send you a notification that the link is suspicious and cannot be included in the post[or something similar].
Also, Facebook will provide you with a link to read more and take actions. Simply follow this link.
You'll be asked a series of questions, for example, "is this your blog?" Or "are you sharing a random article you found on the Web?"
It's simple, tell the truth about it all, or at least for the most part where Facebook can easily verify because I think they do some serious manual review before they can unban your link. For example, if you respond negative to the first question above, facebook can easily scan your website for any direct link to your Facebook account. If there is a link... You know the rest!
Once you are done with the review, submit and wait patiently.
Your website url should be unbanned.
If you got no reply and still can't share your website link on Facebook, simply repeat the process above.
Continue until you either loose your Facebook account or your blog url is unbanned that's just how it works.
Like I said earlier, I made this post from memory. I didn't imagine I'll be writing this so I didn't take time to grab the details. But this guide is enough to take you through most of it!
How to Avoid Facebook Website link Ban
1. The easiest way to avoid such is by not sharing your site's link excessively on Facebook - spamming.
2. Using Link shortening service: I don't think that Facebook can ban such websites because they are not just providing service for one person but for virtually everyone including Facebook[users].
So, you can shorten your website link before sharing to avoid getting banned.
Don't forget not to spam Facebook and must you spam, be smart else you loose it all.
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