Updated: 1-31-11 This took just a couple days and was fixed! Many Thanks to all of our fans!!!
Some of you may have noticed, Facebook recently started refusing links to AOM, meaning that, for a short while, you can’t share any of our articles on your wall. Facebook’s spam prevention systems have falsely identified AOM as “spammy or abusive”. From reading across the web, I suspect that either A) Nobody wanted to win one of my contests (remember- LIKEing Giveaways on Facebook doesn’t get you an entry- just LIKING AOM in general) B) someone’s out to get me, or C) someone didn’t like our Swiss Cheese Article! This unfortunately coincides with the launch of a new site structure, some illness around the family and some hair pulling deadlines. The technical deal is that users get the following message when users (including me!) try to LIKE or Recommend a page:
Message failed – This message contains blocked content that has previously been flagged as abusive or spammy. Let us know if you think this is an error.
Obviously, this is an error that has a negative impact on the growth of our site- Lots of our visitors come from YOU, our friends, who click on Facebook Links!
How do you Fix Facebook’s Blocked Content / Abusive Spammy problem
If you would like to take a minute to help us out, follow these simple instructions to request to have this block lifted from Facebook:
- Try to share our URL (http://www.akronohiomoms.com, or even just THIS PAGE) on Facebook as a status update, or comment.
- In the pop-up that appears after you submit it, click the “Let us know” link and tell Facebook our site is JUST FINE and NOT a problem!
- Using the form, briefly tell them you’ve been blocked from liking the site or page that you want to share with your friends, the URL (http://www.akronohiomoms.com) and the reason why the block should be lifted (eg.just a nice site , useful blog, not spam)
- Complete the captcha security check and hit “Submit”.
These steps take under a minute to do. Thanks so much for your time!
How do We limp along until we get this fixed?
If you’re a fellow blogger experiencing the same problem, we have found that using a URL shortener like bit.ly allows you to get your links out there manually. It’s a little work, but at least you can still get your links out there!
Thank you so much to reface.me for outlining this process for us!