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

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About Robert Nissenbaum

WHO AM I? The work me: A writer, social media consultant, educator and public speaker. I work with solopreneurs and small to midsized businesses helping them effectively use content and social media marketing to build relationships, improve brand awareness, drive web traffic, improve SEO and generate leads through an organic process. What I teach, implement and speak on has its roots in traditional, old-school networking and cold calling. My techniques have been developed over a decade of building my personal brands through social media and relationships. I focus on a relationship based approach. That content is less important and plays a supportive role. That business, long-term, repeatable and sustainable business, is driven by relationships. Whether your business or organization is business-to-business or business-to-consumer, for profit or not for profit or service-based or retail-based, the principles I teach are highly effective and get real results. The real me: An avid sea kayaker, adventure seeker, and fisherman. I take full advantage of living on the water at Salmon Beach off the west side of Point Defiance Park in Tacoma’s North End. I spend as much time paddling as I do working. When not on the water, you can find me fishing off the deck, hiking, camping or otherwise exploring the PNW. I'll spend my downtime with friends, my children or simply having my feet up on the couch. The volunteer me: I teach LinkedIn classes at Joint Base Lewis McChord to help those transitioning to civilian life and am a kayak fishing guide for Heroes On The Water's Northwest Chapter. HON helps military veterans & their families relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing.
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