Do you see zero reach on your link posts? Or does Facebook simply remove your link posts after a few seconds? Wonder what’s going on? Well, you may have been a victim of the link reach ban.
What is a link reach ban?
Facebook has placed link bans on a growing number of pages, some with millions of fans. What this means is that every time an affected page shares a post (photo upload, link post, share of another page, video) with a LINK, Facebook will throttle the reach to a big fat ZERO. It’s like the post doesn’t exist in Facebook land. Any pages that share these throttled posts will also receive zero reach on that particular post.
How to check if your page has a link reach ban?
To check whether your pages have been hit (thank you user @nriz for submitting this) just visit the link below: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/349130238842860
If you see any of your pages on that form, it means that they have been hit with a link reach. If you see “You have no eligible admined pages” that means your pages are safe. If you’re still experiencing bad reach despite no pages being shown, you will need to look for a solution elsewhere.
Please remember that you have to be logged into the account you have your pages on before you visit that link.
If your page is banned and you want to appeal…
Make sure to take some precautionary measures. Our member has emailed us this:
Please tell everyone if someone wants to appeal from this link. They should delete their content at least 90 days back before appeal. One of my friends did it after few hours FB removed the ban from his pages.