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What To Do When Your Blog Link Gets Banned On Twitter


Here's the situation, you have just finished a blog post and try to share it on Twitter only to recieve the message "Failed to load tweet". 

So you check your Twitter app and see that there is no problem sending other tweets or replying to accounts that you follow. Once again you try to tweet the link to your blog and recieve the same "Failed to load tweet" message. 

Twitter can be one of the best social media platforms to market your blog on if you use it right. Using hashtags such as #blogger and #bloggerstribe as well as sharing your link on Blog Train Threads (when a user asks for people to share the links to their latest posts in the comments section) can drive a lot of traffic to your webpage. Not being able to tweet the link to your webpage can be very frustrating, especially as you watch your daily views go down. 



There are a couple of reasons why Twitter may have restricted you from sharing your link on their platform. Unfortunately they will never actually let you know why either.

Unsafe Webpage
One of the reasons your page might be banned from being shared on Twitter is because the website is not secure. Check with your host provider to make sure you have a SSL certificate and use an HTTPS encryption. 

You Have Been Reported:
The most likely reason for your website to be restricted is because another user has reported your link as spam. When this happens Twitter has no choice but to restrict the link. There are various reasons why this could happen from offensive content to another blogger that feels threatened by a little competition. (Seriously guys, don't be the latter. Other bloggers are your best supporters, not your competitors). 


I know you must be frustrated at this point, not being able to share you link, but this is only temporary. Today I am going to share with you guys the steps to take in order to get your webpage out of Twitter jail.

I am not affiliated with Twitter, I am just a blogger who's website has spent a lot of time in Twitter jail and I am sharing my tips and advice on how to get out of your sentence quicker.

Let's get the bad news out of the way first. This takes time and patience. It will not happen overnight. There is a good chance you may have to wait up to two weeks. Use the following advice to get through this situation quicker. 

The first thing you will need to do is fill out a claim form with the Twitter Help Center at https://help.twitter.com/forms/spam and let them know your URL has been flagged as spam. Only fill out one form. If you keep filling out multiple forms from the same account you will keep kicking yours to the bottom of the pile. Twitter Help Center only gets to one user at a time. 

To get the ball rolling quicker ask your followers to fill out a claim form on your blog's behalf. This helps show Twitter that more users are interested in Tweeting about this website. 


The next thing you will need to do is follow @TwitterSupport and send them a direct message. If you are unable to tweet your link then it can not be sent over dm either.

When new bloggers sign up for a Twitter page it is always a good idea to put the link to your webpage in your bio. Not only will it always be available for people to click on, but in the odd case your link does get banned from being tweeted it will still be there on your page.

When writing your message to Twitter Support explaining the situation you can tell them "link in bio" making it easier for them to review your website. If you do not have your link in your bio try typing your website with a space such as thefrostedpineapple .com, so they can pin it together from there. 

Unfortunately Twitter Support will not let you know when they have reviewed your webpage. It may also take a few tries to get them to review it as well. Through my experience I have had them fix the situation within in 24 hours of a message sent and other times it took over 2 weeks and several dm's sent. This is one situation where you just have to keep trying to tweet your link to see. Unlike the Help Center, sending a dm every few days won't bump you to the bottom of the list.


Another thing you can do is start your own thread about the restriction. In order to make this thread useful make sure you tag @Twitter, @TwitterSupport and @TwitterSafety and get the conversation rolling. This ensures that they all get tagged on every comment of the thread giving you a better chance to be seen by one of them. 

Again, they will not let you know when they see it and review your page. So if this happens to you just keep trying to tweet the link until you can. Sometimes this situation clears up after a few days and other times it can take a few weeks. If you feel like your head is about to explode from the frustration of waiting just remember that with some patience and work this ban will eventually lift. 

If you find yourself in this situation let me know in the comments section and I will fill out a claim form to help you out.

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  1. Super useful information! Thanks for sharing this Girlboss! Keep up the great work!!

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