Facebook’s Malicious Link Warning

#socialmediacafe tip: Do you need another reason to limit using links in your posts?

I received this message when using the Android Facebook Pages Manager app and checking links to trusted blogs on pages I manage. Unsafe link, mobile FBWhile I did not have the same issue using the main Facebook App, just the fact that this warning could appear is scary.

Think about it. Would you continue to the link if you received this warning? Your customers / clients might not.  And what if you’re linking to a 3rd party site?  Are you sure their website is truly safe or won’t be tagged with a warning?

Links back to your content are great, but try to write your posts so clicking on the link isn’t necessary.  Make this an option if the reader wants more information about the topic or your business.

Have you encountered a similar warning?  Anyone on iOS having similar messages?

by:  Robert Nissenbaum


About Robert Nissenbaum

As a consultant, speaker and educator I provide common sense, practical and actionable social media advice to small business owners and solopreneurs. Active using LinkedIn and Facebook since 2007, Twitter since 2009, Google+ and Pinterest by invitation before public release and now Instagram, the advice, support and training I offer are based on close to a decade of experience in using social media for my personal and own business brands, not simply what I have been taught or read. I approach social media from a very different perspective than most in the industry. I teach small business owners to shift their view of social media; to understand it’s less about their content and more about networking and building relationships. I work with clients to create the blueprint they need to succeed, help put the infrastructure and systems in place and offer continuing support. Social media is more than a career. It’s my passion. Having spoken on and taught social media since 2011, you’ll get a knowledgeable, seasoned speaker who will deliver quality content without fluff and up-sells. I am available to speak or facilitate social media training workshops at your event on a variety of topics and have presented in Washington and Arizona. Speaking engagements and workshops can be tailored to your needs with presentations as short as 20-30 minutes and training workshops starting at 90 minutes.
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