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Facebook - How To Insert A Text Link In Status Update

Discussion in 'Facebook' started by Jake Howard, May 31, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hi All

    I am hoping that some kind sole might be able to show me how to insert a text link in a facebook status update.
    SEMrush
    I can paste a link no problems, but I don't want it to appear as a dirty URL.

    Cheers

    Jake
     
    Jake Howard, May 31, 2010 IP
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  2. Facebook Mastermind

    Facebook Mastermind Guest

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    I'm not sure what you mean by dirty URL?

    If you mean that Facebook comes up with a small preview of the website? Then I think a good way to get arround this is to make a free website with a meta-refresh so that Facebook picks up the free (clean) website but not the real website (which the page will instantly refresh into).

    To be honest I've never needed to cloak a Facebook link so the above is just theory, but it should work. (My method's allow me to bluntly put CPA links into Facebook and still get high conversions, but then again I don't use Facebook to market "dirty" things if your meaning "adult" services)

    Let me know how you get on and if theres anything I can help you with.

    FM
     
    Facebook Mastermind, May 31, 2010 IP
  3. MyInterest

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    You can do it...it is very easy.. just write a content in your status text box and then just below that there is a symbol. If you click on that symbol, you can add URL directly. just take your mouse on each symbol and you will get that...
     
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  4. Jake Howard

    Jake Howard Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, and I am not sure if I explained it properly.

    Instead of posting a status update containing a link that looks like: This is a status update, with a link http://www.facebook.com

    I want it to look like this: This is a status update, with a text link Facebook
     
    Jake Howard, May 31, 2010 IP
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    #5
    He wants to be able to control the link text, and to my knowledge you cannot. The link text is going to be the URL itself.
     
    social-media, Jun 1, 2010 IP
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    CSVAS Peon

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    #6
    yes facebook does not allow anchor texts, I've tried it myself and it won't work. but you can always update a post with your url, no anchor text.
     
    CSVAS, Jun 1, 2010 IP
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    Curtisswn Active Member

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    #7
    No html in status updates, FB people are probably not that sophisticated so they haven't done much with it.
     
    Curtisswn, Jun 1, 2010 IP
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    petr_ind Well-Known Member

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    #8
    Yes, FB don't want their site becomes spam area.
    So they keep their site clean.
     
    petr_ind, Jun 1, 2010 IP
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    Facebook does allow link text on fan pages, such as this page which in the left column has one-word links to URLS

    Does anyone know how to do this? When you make a box for links on your fan page, all you are given is a text box. I don't know how to transform my URL into a simple link text.
     
    smaslin27, Jun 18, 2010 IP
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    #10
    Things have changed. You can now post a text link to a Facebook fan page in a status update. The excellent John Haydon has a video showing you how.

    I'm a newbie here so can't post a direct link so search YouTube for '
    How to create a text link to your Facebook Page in a Facebook comment'.

    The structure in the update is @[pageid:name of page]

    The video explains how to get the page id. Not straightforward but possible.

    Howard Lake
    UK Fundraising
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
    howardlake, Jan 29, 2012 IP
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    londonmoon Greenhorn

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    The content area is the best spot!
     
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    #12
    I think if you just put a link in, it will automatically turn it into a link anyway, either that or use the symbol.
     
    jal765, Jan 29, 2012 IP
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    Hello, you can create a custom text link in FB by first creating the link with the Link command up top, attach it, post it, then click on the text you want to change for the hyperlink and you can delete and re-enter your own custom anchor text. Pretty cool!
     
    leather, Feb 23, 2012 IP
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    #14
    Make a fan page, redirect that fan page to your url and put status as that fan page.

    Simple !!!
     
    harrisunderwork, Feb 27, 2012 IP
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    howardlake: can't find out that video clip. Please put the address after the worrd "watch"
     
    frances127, Feb 27, 2012 IP
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    #16

    Can you explain it more briefly
     
    kevincook, Feb 27, 2012 IP
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    #17
    Use Just Redirect app to redirect from a Facebook page tab to any URL you want. You can make it sound like anything. For example, You could make a page tab with the page title Awesome Deals, and the tab title Coupons for ...
     
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    I've tried but I still don't have rights to post links.

    But the YouTube video you need has the id rLIMbjxiYWI.
     
    howardlake, Mar 3, 2012 IP
  19. Inteli

    Inteli Greenhorn

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    Paste the URL and once the link shows up, delete the url that you post. I hope you get it. :)
     
    Inteli, Mar 6, 2012 IP
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    What is dirty link? There is a browser in facebook written as "whats in your mind". Copy your link, then click on post. It will post the link on your wall.
     
    Maximlis, Mar 6, 2012 IP