The Reason Facebook Blocks Short Links
Protecting customers' privacy is at the heart of Facebook. Facebook does a lot to safeguard the privacy, so they're taking action on potential past abuse and putting stronger protections in place to prevent future abuse of the platform.
Here are a few of the things that aren't allowed on Facebook:
- Hate speech, credible threats or direct attacks on an individual or group
- Content that contains self-harm or excessive violence
- Fake or impostor profiles
Facebook and Short links
When posting a short link on Facebook, you might face this error message:
The answer is that Facebook blocks the short links, which have a generic Short.cm domain — shortcm.li.
Generic domains are usually used for spamming, so they have a terrible reputation. A generic "shortcm.li" domain is provided for customers to test the Short.cm service. To get the most out of using short links, use a custom domain. Facebook mentions that spam is one of the things, which isn't allowed on the platform. So, when posting a short link with a generic domain, Facebook considers it to be spam.
Branded domains are credible, as users see the brand name, which promotes a link. A branded domain belongs just to your company, so you manage the domain and its reputation.
What did you learn?
- Facebook and Short.cm
- Why do you need branded domain?
- How to post short links on Facebook?