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Can I use ClickMagick tracking links on social media?


Yes, you can, but you must follow specific guidelines so that you don’t unintentionally get your ClickMagick links blacklisted, which doesn’t affect only you, but every ClickMagick user.
 
1.    Understand We Can’t Allow Spamming

Social media sites like Facebook are really cracking down on spammers, and we simply can’t allow ClickMagick tracking links to be associated with any type of spamming.

This includes, but is not limited to, using automated posting methods, or posting ads or other “spam” links on pages or in groups where they don’t belong.

This is super important to preventing our domains from getting blocked so, unfortunately, we have to be strict on this and it’s treated the same as email spamming.

With that out of the way, here’s the other thing …
 
 
2.    Set Up a Custom Tracking Domain

If you want to use ClickMagick tracking links on Facebook or other social media sites – for anything other than paid ads or private “direct messages” – you’ll need to set up a custom tracking domain first—you cannot use your links that look like:

https://www.clkmg.com/[USERNAME]/...

You will need to buy a domain like www.yourfundomainname.com and use that instead, like this:

https://www.yourfundomainname.com/...

The ONLY exceptions are if you’re simply giving your URL to another person via a private message, or if you’re tracking something like a paid Facebook ad.

Either way, don’t worry–setting up a custom domain is quick and easy to set up. This article will walk you through the process:
 
How do I set up a custom tracking domain?


Why You Both Need And Want To Do This

Let’s look at a real-world scenario using Facebook as the example…

If thousands of users post links on Facebook all using the same ClickMagick domain, it’s only a matter of time before someone promotes something that Facebook doesn’t like and gets our shared tracking domain www.clkmg.com or rotator domain www.clkmr.com blocked.

This has happened before, and while we were able to get the domains unblocked by Facebook, there’s nothing we can do to 100% prevent it from happening again.

For this reason, we simply can’t allow our generic www.clkmg.com and www.clkmr.com domains to be used “naked” on Facebook or any other social media site.

And please understand, it’s not just us …

JVZoo recently had most of their tracking domains blocked on Facebook and even had their entire Facebook group permanently deleted.

Lots of other companies are having trouble too. Facebook, in particular, is REALLY cracking down on spammers and people posting links to content that they don’t like.

Based on what we learned from Facebook, we predict in the very near future all trackers and other similar services will require users to use custom domains on Facebook—most after they find their shared domains blocked too.

More importantly, you WANT to use a custom tracking domain to help get you the best results possible.

A relevant custom domain will absolutely help to increase clicks on your links, and that helps you make more money, so for this reason alone, it’s a no-brainer.

Again, setting up a custom tracking domain is quick and easy. Start with this article:
 
How do I set up a custom tracking domain?



How is this important rule enforced?

We have our own monitoring systems, and we also use a few 3rd-party monitoring systems too.

Once we detect that you’re breaking this rule you’ll receive a single warning, after which we’ll have no choice but to cancel your account …

...so please make sure you use a custom domain with any tracking links you use in social media.

Thanks!

Article 100 Last updated: 04/25/2020 11:04:28 AM
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