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My website URL was blocked on facebook for over a year

Posted by Ninja Space Content on Monday, August 17, 2020 Under: Social Media
Today, I received a surprise gift. Facebook has no longer marked one of my URLs as fraudulent or spam and now I can share that particular URL (not referring to this very one that you're currently at) on Facebook again. They had blocked that URL for over a year! I still have no idea why it happened for a year and I had consistently filled out their form to say that my website is not a spam website and it's a legitimate mom blog. I have over 1,700 likers on this particular Facebook page that's linked to that particular website so it still has a decent number of likers and followers but the increase within the last year has been a slow growth compared to years prior when people could freely share my website link on Facebook.

Maybe now with this pandemic, Facebook has looked back at responses on these forms and finally had a personnel go through them to fix them?

So how did I find out that my website link was no longer marked as fraudulent and is allowed to be shared again? Well, today someone contacted me about sharing an event that they are planning for local moms. She had messaged me via Facebook in the past and I looked at our past thread and noticed that my URL from 2019 in our message exchange was hyperlinked properly. That caught me by surprise because when Facebook marked my URL as spam, all of the posts and messages with that link embedded got ghosted. Any post on someone else's Facebook page with or without pictures with any mention of my website URL disappeared as well. It was the craziest thing and now they are all back! Posts that were ghosted for over a year can now be seen and I'm telling you, this is like trying to find that favorite shirt that has gone missing for a long time! I have such relief!

I don't know if it was a coincidence or not but I've been spreading the Lord's word more often than usual this summer. I also started a mission last month to help more moms with sharing about their businesses and their own mission for free by writing blog posts about them and doing more social media shares. I feel good about being able to help someone during this difficult time because as a result of this, I am connecting with more moms and doing more message exchanges and seeing their joy firsthand. I'm also going through a tribulation myself so if I can offer a sense of relief for someone else by writing, a hobby that I enjoy, then it helps me as much as it helps them. When I started this mission, I did it to refocus my energy on the positives because I was feeling a bit beat down. A Covid-19 pandemic can do that to anyone and their mental health. I know that when you do something to try to help others, you shouldn't expect to get rewarded and that you just do it because it is the right thing to do. This was truly the case. I just felt like it was the right thing to do for other people right now and if God decides to get Facebook to take one of my URLs off their spam list, then that is just a nice bonus.

And to whomever needs this encouragement: Hang in there!

1 Corinthians 13:4–8 (ESV): 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

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About Ninja Space Content

Ninja Space Content I have been building simple websites on my own since 2008 and currently run several websites at the moment, including this one. I used to be an account manager for an affiliate/e-commerce company, helping affiliates grow their sales so I have some knowledge on the business side and client side of affiliate marketing. Most recently, I decided to complete a JavaScript coding bootcamp and graduated in Dec 2020.
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