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Facebook "Spam" Update Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by MrBeastsOnToast, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. MrBeastsOnToast

    MrBeastsOnToast Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Almost everyone who was sharing too many links or posting those so called 'Viral pictures asking for LIKES, Comments and SHARES have been hit hard.

    And yes, that includes myself. :)
     
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  3. MrBeastsOnToast

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    Interesting, i have not heard that too many links can cause this. It might explain why i was hit hard though - i hardly ever (once i think) asked for likes comments and shares. Although i did post about 4 links a day, with a video or pic post in between each one.

    Where did you hear about the links?
     
  4. CyborgX

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    It doesn't matter if you share links. Facebook cracked down on pages which were sharing links which were irrelevant or cloaked. With spammy 'keywords. I know this because I own pages with over 9 million fans. Most of my pages have been hit, only two pages which I didn't do all that crap on are still very much viral.
     
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    I have some teenage pages but haven't seen anything as such so far may be we need to make it a bit more twisted to get away from facebook security.
    There is always a second way to bypass and its a matter of time when someone is going to find that bug for sure.
     
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  6. MrBeastsOnToast

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    By spammy keywords are you talking about viralnova clickbait style titles?
     
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    Thats crazy, although after checking i cant see that happening on any of the sites i know to of been hit by this.
     
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    I'm getting hit pretty hard as well...so for now I am paying for reach and it seems to have helped a little.

    I have tried everything from different domains (cloning old ones), swapping out plugins, different hosting, and different fan pages.

    In the referrer I am still seeing the l.facebook and lm.facebook links - even though I am buying reach. I'm going to continue to weather the storm and hopefully after enough complaints FB removes this "link shim" thing they are doing.
     
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    So is it the general consensus that l.facebook and lm.facbook referrers are all seeing a warning? As i have read elsewhere that is not the case.
     
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  11. maineyak

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    I was paying FB for clicks to my site, but I can't see paying to have people see that damn warning message. Sure, Facebook will say I got 800 website clicks, but it's probably more like 800 people clicked and saw that message, and only 80 proceeded to my website after seeing a warning like that.
     
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    they're not. when any other user besides the targetted user clicks on a l.facebook lm.facebook link it shows the message
     
  13. maineyak

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    Do you have proof of that? The same URL will show the same message regardless of who clicks on it.
     
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    Damn. This sucks. My 850K page now has a post reach of 500 :|
    Is it possible to recover from this, or once your page is marked as spam, nothing can be done?