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Instgram SHORT LINK BAN?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Isaxmx, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Isaxmx

    Isaxmx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm sorry if this has been answered before (didn't find it), but I read on this forum recently that it you put a short link in the Instagram bio you can be banned. I'm really not familiar with that so why the heck would they ban someone because of a short url lol? Or url shortener..?
     
  2. Paper-Boy

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    I've never used popular short URLs but when I did use one, all I got was a warning. Never got banned. I just switched the link to my a different one without any problems. Now I just buy my own domains.
     
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    IG is starting to close in on all their backdoors and loopholes. It's best to buy a domain at this point.
     
  4. Isaxmx

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    Do you think using a link like shoutgram will get me banned? They give me a link to put in my bio and sell shoutouts with them but I really have no idea if its against Instagram rules..
     
  5. orran

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    From what I heard, IG already banned a lot of short URLs. Sometimes they will ban your account all together or will just restrict you until you change the URL under bio. Good luck.
     
  6. ibrahimbrtawi

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    Get a Free .tk Domain And Redirect it To The Link
     
  7. HoNeYBiRD

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    if it's a popular url shortener, they can't really ban it, because everyday ppl use those too, if it's an obscure one and it was used for abuse, they can ban it with no problem

    on the other hand they can follow the redirection if they really want, so using an url shortener might not do anything if the shortened url is already banned

    what you can do is purchasing cheap domains or if it's domain intensive what you're doing there, you can use free domains like the already mentioned .tk or just use blogger blogs, that's what i did mostly when i needed hundreds of sites, they can only ban the customizable part of the blogger domain which can be easily changed without the need to modify the blog itself, a blogger blog will never be as customizable as a wordpress blog, but it can be modified to the extent when it doesn't look like a blogger blog at all anymore, furthermore you can use pre-defined mobile optimized templates which is a must on ig
     
  8. Isaxmx

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    Okay thank you for the replies!