Facebook has blocked all Clickbank affiliate links! WTF?!

by Rhadoo7 26 replies
So far I did great by sharing Clickbank affiliate links on my Facebook page (along with cool images and descriptions) and it happened just once to not be able to post a link, because it belong to a certain vendor that was blocked by Facebook.

All good until today when I tried to add a new post, and Facebook says this:

"The content you're trying to share includes a link that our security systems detected to be unsafe:

  • hop.clickbank.net

Please remove this link to continue."

Does this happened to you too? Does Facebook really blocked all affiliate links to Clickbank? I mean wtf...this is a huge decision that will affect a lot of marketeres!
#social media #affiliate #blocked #clickbank #facebook #links #wtf
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    It was bound to happen sooner or later wasn't it? Facebook wasn't built to be a personal little free marketing platform for IMers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oliver13
    Looks like facebook is kicking IMers in their a$$es.
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    • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
      Originally Posted by Oliver13 View Post

      Looks like facebook is kicking IMers in their a$.

      Yep. Adwords 2.0.
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  • Profile picture of the author mydream247
    Yep, better hope teespring is not next.
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    • Profile picture of the author Missouri31
      Originally Posted by mydream247 View Post

      Yep, better hope teespring is not next.
      Won't bother me if they are. I took the Teespring concept, modified it a bit, and moved it to my own site. So unless Facebook bans all ecommerce merchants/sites, I think I'll be okay.
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    • Profile picture of the author digitaldopeman
      Originally Posted by mydream247 View Post

      Yep, better hope teespring is not next.
      i think it is happening to teespring too. I cant make any custom audiences with teespring campaings on fb
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      • Profile picture of the author DrewStevens
        Bahaha, what does custom audiences on fb have to do with teespring?

        Originally Posted by digitaldopeman View Post

        i think it is happening to teespring too. I cant make any custom audiences with teespring campaings on fb
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        • Profile picture of the author clalit
          Mask / Redirect your link
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          • Profile picture of the author LastWarrior
            Originally Posted by LarryHaywood View Post

            Found a temporary work around...

            https://www.readability.com/shorten
            For a link FB deemed to not be safe, they wouldn't allow me to use it, so I tried 3 different URL shorteners and each time I was denied. I used Bitly, Goog and tinyurl, all no good. I even tried shortening a shortener to another shortener. LOL!

            Originally Posted by clalit View Post

            Mask / Redirect your link
            Didn't work for me.

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            If I were to do it again, like let's say I did have a Clickbank product, instead of using that link, I would create a link to another page that invites people to click the CB link that's there.

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            • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
              Originally Posted by LastWarrior View Post

              For a link FB deemed to not be safe, they wouldn't allow me to use it, so I tried 3 different URL shorteners and each time I was denied. I used Bitly, Goog and tinyurl, all no good. I even tried shortening a shortener to another shortener. LOL!
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              The one I gave you worked though right? It worked for me...
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  • Profile picture of the author warrior2008
    Hey Suzanne, great to see you again.

    Yes, I have experienced the same. Just thought you should know.

    Not sure of the work around yet though.

    Cheers,

    Warrior2008
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by warrior2008 View Post

      Hey Suzanne, great to see you again.

      Yes, I have experienced the same. Just thought you should know.

      Not sure of the work around yet though.

      Cheers,

      Warrior2008
      Hi Lance

      Good to see you again too
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    Found a temporary work around...

    https://www.readability.com/shorten
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    Now it seems that the is the only way to get your Tee Spring links to Custom Audiences to run is to use tradition page post engagent. Working fine though, all my ads approved.
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    I already have another work around option ready when they block that one if they do. This work around I don't believe they will be able to stop.
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  • Profile picture of the author beasty513
    You need to cloak your links.

    The problem was that you submitted

    the raw affiliate link.


    Even though FB is cracking down on affiliate's, this is an easy fix.
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  • Profile picture of the author FlamingWolf
    All big platforms like Adwords and Facebook tend to make it harder on affiliates. That's because, 99% of the affiliates, do a terrible job in promoting and/or promote low quality products and services
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  • Profile picture of the author biggenius
    Use Cloaking!
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    I still wouldn't direct link clickbank links on Facebook.

    Clickbank is a different animal.

    It's not your product, so if they were ever to request that you make changes to it, you're gone.

    I learned from Google.

    The only time direct linking is OK is when the product is yours and you've got a UNIQUE URL... otherwise, I wouldn't risk it.

    Best to buy your own domain and redirect <--- a very simply process and you're in control of the front-end process.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amir Darwish
    Try the 'decoded' link: https://accounts.clickbank.com/hoplink_decoding.htm

    Should work fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Entrecon
    Shouldn't you send them to a squeeze page first anyway?
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  • Profile picture of the author Vickcarty
    Yes Dear

    This is something which is against the TOS of Facebook and I would just suggest that just do not check it again as it might ban the account now.

    Take care!
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  • Profile picture of the author technician27
    I hope Facebook will block these kind of people/accounts soon
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    Interesting. I wonder if they would allow it via their advertising platform. I suspect this is what they are trying to get you to do. If you get decent conversion rates it might be a good idea, actually.

    Although you should send that traffic to your own site. Don't link directly to an affiliate page.
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