How To Unblock Blocked Website On Facebook. As we all know the Social Media is quickly becoming the place to be for businesses and bloggers over the years and beyond. It’s a valuable place to network and get your brand seen and heard.
So what would happen if an online giant like Facebook blocked your website from their platform? Well that’s exactly what happened to me. “Facebook blocked my website”.
And trust me when I say IT SUCKS being blocked. Your audience can’t share any of your content, You can’t link to your site — on groups, messenger or to friends, You can’t even add your website to your Page while blocked!
And it turns out I’m not alone. Other people were having the same problem I was. So I decided to put together a short guide on how i successfully restored mine.
In this article I’ll explain how I found out my website was being blocked by Facebook and ultimately how I got my URL back again.
How To KNOW Your Website Has Been Blocked By Facebook:
I’ve been sharing my blog post on facebook and my page for awhile now, but recently i clicked the ‘Share’ button on my post… and i got an “Error”. “Your message couldn’t be sent because it includes content that other people on Facebook have reported as abusive.”
I was sad, so i decided to spend more time testing various methods to get my URL unblocked on the social network. So I’ve put all of this together into some brief methods below on how to get your domain unblocked from Facebook.
Firstly – we are going to need to get Facebook to confirm this, and then we will contact them and ask them to unblock our URL.
To confirm that your website is blocked, we are going to use a tool called the Facebook Debugger.
Using the Facebook URL Debugger Tool:
Head over to the Debugger tool at CLICK HERE Enter your website URL into the box and then click the ‘Debug’ button.
If your website has been blocked by Facebook, you will likely be faced with an error that looks something like this.
If you don’t get this error, and the debugger runs as normal — then check your ‘Warnings That Should Be Fixed’ tab for an error that says “URL blocked”.
If you have neither error, then your website might not be blocked.
I was faced with the error: “We can’t review this website because the content doesn’t meet our Community Standards. If you think this is a mistake, please let us know”.
Submitting A Report To Facebook:
Facebook is notoriously difficult to contact. They don’t accept normal emails like most businesses do and instead they require you to submit bug reports or support messages.
So in order to get our URL unblocked, we are going to need to get in touch with them in as many ways as possible.
Note that on the Debugger error message above there is a link to inform Facebook that you think this is a mistake.
This seems like the next logical step, so click that link and fill out the form. This form files a report with Facebook that they might or might not investigate.
Report A Problem To Facebook:
Another step you can take to get Facebook to eventually notice you — is to report your block as a ‘problem’.
To Report a Problem, click on the Help Center button in the top right corner of Facebook.
Then select Report a Problem from the list.
From the pop up screen, click on Something Isn’t Working
Now fill in the form to file a problem report about your blocked URL with Facebook.
Please note that Facebook can take a long time to respond to these reports — if you are lucky enough to get a response.
This is not a concrete method of contacting Facebook, but it could help motivate them to unlock your website.
Speak To Facebook’s Ad Department (Contact Facebook/Live Chat):
Now, this is something i read while surfing the internet looking for solution, which is not popular to many and I think it’s the most effective method of them all.
The thought came to me while I was racking my brains thinking of the best way to get Facebook to listen to me. If you want to get a businesses’ attention, you want to hit them where it hurts (which is usually where they make money).
In Facebook’s case, we all know how they make money. Businesses buy ads. Facebook makes money. So I thought that if I contact Facebook Ads Business support instead of acting like a general user, then they should take me more seriously.
First visit CLICK HERE NOTE: for this to work, you might need an Ads Manager account. If you don’t have one – go ahead and create one now.
Scroll down on this page and click the Get Started button under ‘Find answers or contact support’.
On the next page, select Policy & Account Security from the options available.
Scroll down on the next page and choose ‘Chat with a representative’.
Live chat?! They don’t give that option to standard Facebook users! This will open a basic form that you can use to describe your problem.
Fill in all the details and then click ‘Start Chat’. This will open a familiar Messenger chat window with a Facebook agent.
After a few minutes or seconds they will get in touch and you can have a live chat about your website block.
Great right!? For added effect I threw in a few comments about really wanting to run some Ads, but I can’t because my URL is blocked.
Here’s how my conversation went.
So this is the method that ended up working for me. This live chat agent followed up with the review team and dropped me a personal email a few weeks later to let me know my domain was unblocked.
So that proves it… if you want to get in touch with Facebook — do it as a business, not a general user.
NOTE: I still needed to follow the previous steps for this to work. I had to file a report first, in order for this chat agent to follow up with the review team.
Speaking to them via live chat just helped speed the process up making it quicker than before, i finally got my blog unblock after 3days. More importantly my URL is now shareable on Facebook. I’ve tested it in Groups, Pages and on my Newsfeed.
Important Notice: they works every Mondays to Fridays from 7am – 5am during the working days, They do not work during nights hours.
And after I finished chatting with them, they promised me that they will unblock it,
And after every thing, they eventually unblock it successfully and I was very happy, and joy filled my heart.
Now it’s over to you
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