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    Facebook blocked my website URL, right after I did a load of postings to the page. I think it was an automated block. It has removed all facebook posts that link to the website, whoever shared the post. Now if you click a link to my website from a facebook page - and there is just one remaining, on my website's facebook page in the "website" section, it says it is blocked because the site might be 'malicious'. If you attempt to share the page on facebook from the share plugin on my website it says people have reported the site as 'abusive' and it can't be shared. Oddly, the actual facebook page has not been unpublished. I have had them unpublished before, but this is different. There is some info on this problem online when I google it, but not much. If you use the 'facebook debugger' it refuses to do anything because the site is blocked - though that is where there is a link to report the problem. Has anyone else had this happen before? Was it temporary or permanent? Could you get it reversed? Thanks for any feedback.

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    Did you have anything political in your posts? You might have run afoul of their M̶i̶n̶i̶s̶t̶r̶y̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶T̶r̶u̶t̶h̶ manual reviewers.

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    No, I did two posts to two newly-published articles, both on basketball. It's a US affiliate site, established, not spammy and the site is clean on securi etc and does not have any malware. I think I may have triggered some sort of spam filter or anti-gambling filter. At this stage I am more interested to know if anyone else has had this happen and how it played out. It seems more often the page is just unpublished by facebook, but to entirely block the website, remove all posts and leave the facebook page alive seems a bit more unusual. When I did google search on this I did see the political stuff could cause this, but a lot of the info I was reading was from a few years ago. Couldn't see many people complaining about this happening to them recently.

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    U get some spam reports....

    Setup a another Domain to your page,block the FB crawler...and post your links again.

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    had the same problem last week . fb banned all my links cause I was promoting similar to casino offer.

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    I had my bingo page unpublished a couple of weeks ago for not being pre-approved. So I went through the correct channels and they wanted me to have email confirmation for every site featured of their gambling licence and assurances that they would stick to their respective country laws - yeah, like that's practical and feasible to do.

    The solution, forget it and set up a new page, see how long it manages to keep under the Facebook radar.

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    Yes, I think that you should just start over again and see how you go from there. I'm sure you should be alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufty View Post
    Facebook blocked my website URL, right after I did a load of postings to the page. I think it was an automated block. It has removed all facebook posts that link to the website, whoever shared the post. Now if you click a link to my website from a facebook page - and there is just one remaining, on my website's facebook page in the "website" section, it says it is blocked because the site might be 'malicious'. If you attempt to share the page on facebook from the share plugin on my website it says people have reported the site as 'abusive' and it can't be shared. Oddly, the actual facebook page has not been unpublished. I have had them unpublished before, but this is different. There is some info on this problem online when I google it, but not much. If you use the 'facebook debugger' it refuses to do anything because the site is blocked - though that is where there is a link to report the problem. Has anyone else had this happen before? Was it temporary or permanent? Could you get it reversed? Thanks for any feedback.
    Hey tufty. Just want to check out what happened with your page (after a year).

    Did you do anything that unblocked your website link? Or you just started a new page?

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    I guess Facebook are trying to ceed the igaming pages to those who can be profitable for them not the public. If you want to advertise fine, going through a few months process and everyone is happy, otherwise as you said unpublished pages and other silly techniques.

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    Is there really a way to Contact Facebook? as GPWA they should have some contacts there. I just had a fanpage of over 15,000 legitimate users and was blocked overnight and then removed, even If i haven't posted gambling sites since 2016. Only football predictions from my website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsbet View Post
    Hey tufty. Just want to check out what happened with your page (after a year).
    Did you do anything that unblocked your website link? Or you just started a new page?
    Sorry, only just seen this. I messaged them everywhere I could explaining the situation. I posted in similar support posts on facebook, giving my domain. Nobody ever replied, but they did unblock my website URL after maybe 10 days. Starting a new page would not have solved the problem as they had blocked my website's domain from being linked to from anywhere on facebook. All links to the domain came up with a warning. The facebook page itself was never unpublished.

    Nobody should rely on facebook to drive traffic in this business. Treat anything you get as a bonus. Treat having a page that isn't unpublished as a bonus. Otherwise you'll end up sick as a pig and very (dis)stressed.

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    I would just apply for their real money gambling approval. That would probably protect you if the reason for the removal was gambling advertising, however , your page could be penalised and if someone reported it as a spam etc.

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