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[METHOD] TRICK FACEBOOK and become a true Facebook Ninja!

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by sbndnb, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. sbndnb

    sbndnb Regular Member

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    I'm not claiming to be an expert (or any good at all) at FB or CPA techniques, but I thought this technique might be useful to those that don't know it. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in this thread.

    Since this method isn't exactly rocket science I will keep it short and simple. Like many of you I've been experimenting a lot with facebook and CPA. And a couple of days ago I realised something while playing around with Facebook's debugger: Facebook's URL linter (which scrapes the site's preview when sharing an url) doesn't recognize Javascript, so you can easily trick FB into thinking you're sharing a link to "url a", while redirecting all visitors to "url b".

    How it works:

    Step 1:
    create an HTML file containing the following code and upload it to your server:
    Code:
    <html prefix="og: http://ogp.me/ns#">
    <head>
    <meta property="og:url" content="http://url-for-facebook-preview.com/" />
    <script type="text/javascript">window.location = "http://affiliate-link-or-landing-page.com";</script>
    </head>
    </html>

    Step 2:
    (optional) shorten the link to the html file. I use Tinyurl for this.

    Step 3:
    Use the (shortened) link in your facebook posts and it will show a preview of the url specified in og:url. In practice your visitors will be sent to the html file on your server, and (assuming they have JS enabled) they will be redirected to your landing page / offer / affiliate link.

    If you wish to play around with this, you can use the FB debugger to check the output of the Facebook linter and the generated preview here: https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/

    Feel free to post any tips / twists / results!

    PS: the thread title has nothing to do with the reputable Shezboy or his services, which I've heard are pretty awesome. And so are ninja's.
     
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  2. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

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    I hope all the "how do I post same link in groups without getting banned" posts stop popping up now. This is exactly how I spam on a mass scale while only rotating a few domains and not getting my domains banned from Facebook.
     
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  3. n3wb1e

    n3wb1e Junior Member

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    @op thanks a lot! been looking for this for around 5days now.. lol

    @thunder

    "I hope Facebook's URL linter will never read javascript"

    lol
     
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  4. n3wb1e

    n3wb1e Junior Member

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    solved it myself!

    :D
     
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    shanna_doll Power Member

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    This is golden.. :)
     
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  6. sbndnb

    sbndnb Regular Member

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    Thanks for the positive words guys!

    I've had the same problem, the only workaround I've found so far is to omit the url and specify the title, image and description manually. The problem with this is it will display your website's url instead of "facebook.com".
    You can find all Open Graph tags with their description over at http://ogp.me/
     
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    thesmashge Power Member

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    Really a golden nugget I have found here.
     
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  8. telim2

    telim2 Regular Member

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    thanks op for these i will check it out.
     
  9. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    I've seen 2-3 methods today that could explode my cpa campaigns 10 fold. Is it really Christmas today???
     
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  10. makphisto

    makphisto Newbie

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    That's very cool, thanks OP!
     
  11. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

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    Ahaha yeah you are right, but this has been around for some time frankly.
    Although I am pretty sure in the future Facebook will start reading JS as well and patch this, so milk it while you can (as any other BH method).
     
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  12. CyborgX

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    Great method. I've a question though. Can we use a custom thumbnail while it still shows the og:url or it's not possible to do so?
     
  13. Y M C M B

    Y M C M B Power Member

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    simple yet useful, good share op
     
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  14. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    yep and this happens when i need to do offline gigs lol
     
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  15. THUNDERELVI

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    Yes you can. You can use all of these properties in the HTML file:

    og:url - URL/website address
    og:title - title of the page (if it's not provided, FB will scrape the page's title by default)
    og:description - description of the page (if it's not provided, FB will scrape the page's meta description by default)
    og:image - thumbnail that is shown (what you are actually asking).

    For the image part, you can also use: og:image:width and og:image:height
    Replace width and height with the proper pixel numbers; this is to re-size the image while it's shown, just like you do in HTML.
    And also, next time I suggest researching a bit, you can find this information in 1 min if you googled it.
    Also use FB's debugger here to preview/test how the link will be shown before you put it live on a post.
     
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  16. CyborgX

    CyborgX Junior Member

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    Thank you and Google is always not the answer to everything. Here you came forward and gave me such an detailed and non-automated sounding response. I could have never found it on Google. This is why I've joined this forum, to get help when needed.

    Thanks once again.
     
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    Good to get this type of knowledge thanks
     
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    But if your offer is something against their TOS . Your account will be banned.
     
  19. Volcano

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    Hey sbndnb what form of traffic would you guys recommend to gives these type of method a push. Do you think running a video ad to this type of link would work on a fan page and the clickable link goes else where?
     
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    Dang. Now this is going to get patched!

    Nice share though, OP :)


    p.s. Lahey is a boss
     
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