Finding out your website URL have been blocked by Facebook can be jarring. Users usually do not get any warning since blocking a URL on Facebook is usually done by a bot that uses AI to make a decision.
While these bots do a pretty good job, they are not perfect and can sometimes ban a URL wrongly.


Facebook is aware that a website can be blocked by mistake, that is why they have provided a way for users who think their URL was blocked by mistake to unblock them, and that’s exactly what we will be talking about in this article.

We will also discuss why a website is blocked on Facebook. And how you can prevent your website URL from being blocked.



Why Your Website URL Was Blocked By Facebook

First, let us look at the reason your website or blog URL was blocked by Facebook.

Facebook is the largest social media platform in the world. To keep its users safe, It has strict rules on what user can share or cannot share on its website.

Since staff alone cannot review every link or post shared on Facebook, it relies on AI and users like me and you to determine spam URL and those that go against its community Standard.
Some of the reasons your website may be blocked or banned on Facebook include:
  • Excessively posting the same link multiple times in a short period of time by the same person
  • Lots of users reporting your link as spam
  • Sharing links that go against Facebook community Standard
These are a few of the reasons a website URL gets blocked by Facebook. let’s also look at how you can unblock your website URL.

How To Unblock a Banned URL on Facebook

There are different steps you can take to unblock your website URL on Facebook, they include.

Using Facebook debugger

The Facebook debugger is a tool that helps identify errors that Facebook finds with your URL and how you can fix and unblock them. To use the Facebook debugger,
  • Go to Facebook debugger
  • Enter the blocked URL in the box and click debug
  • You will get a message that says “ 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. Click on “let us know”
  • Write an application to unblock your website URL in the box provided and click send.
  • Wait for a reply from Facebook team.

Appeal to Customers, friends, And families For Help

If different users report the same blocked URL as a mistake, it can increase the chances of the URL getting unblocked.
You can ask friends and customers to contact Facebook on your behalf. This will increase the number of messages sent to Facebook concerning your blocked website which can result in a quicker response by Facebook.


How to Post a Blocked URL on Facebook

If you have tried all the steps above and your URL still have not been unblocked by Facebook, then you can try any of the following methods. These won’t unblock your website on Facebook, but it will allow you to share your post and links.

Use A URL Shorter

Hiding your URL behind a URL shortener can let you share your website on Facebook. When using a URL shortener, ensure that you don’t repeat the same actions that will cause your site to be labeled as malicious.

Get Another Domain

This is an extreme step to take, depending on how much your website relies on Facebook, this might be your only alternative. Especially if you have exhausted all the method listed above and Facebook have still done nothing concerning your blocked URL.

Just get a new domain name and move all your content to the new domain. Since this isn’t the same domain that was blocked by Facebook, you will be able to share it on your Facebook page or timeline. It is also possible to redirect all of the links that were previously associated with the blocked URL to the new domain.

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