If you ever shared a link from your website on Facebook you may have come across one of these two situations:
- Saved a blog post (through the website admin) while an option was turned on to share it on Facebook, but leads to a blank page in the admin of your website; though the post does show up on the website, it did not go through for Facebook
- Tried to share a link directly on Facebook but it comes up with this message: "Your content couldn't be shared, because this link goes against our Community Standards"
If one of these situations occurred, Facebook may have blocked your website for violating their Community Standards. You can view their guidelines here: https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards/
A "Community Standards block" by Facebook usually lasts for 24 - 48 hours, unless there was a repeated offense. In some cases, Facebook could have applied the block by mistake due to their own algorithm. You can check your inbox on Facebook if you ever received a notification / email from Facebook on the reason why they blocked the website and its content. The typical reasons would be things like: offensive content, spam, scams, nudity, fake news, misinformation, etc.
If you believe your website made no violation, you can contact Facebook on the mistake. To do so, on your Facebook page try to share a link from your website. Once the block message shows up, click on the "let us know" link; you will be able to contact Facebook to tell them there was a mistake and why your site should not be blocked.
After you send the message about the mistake, wait for 24 - 48 hours and keep an eye on your inbox until you get a message from Facebook.
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