How to check if your website or page is eligible for Facebook Instant Articles?

Instant Articles is a new way for any publisher to create fast, interactive articles on Facebook. But not all websites are eligible for the same. You may check if your website is eligible for Facebook Instant Articles if you’ve got an eligible Facebook page. Yes, you heard it right. You need two things viz. an eligible website and an eligible Facebook Page.

How to check website’s eligibility for Facebook Instant Articles?

In order to check if your website is eligible for Facebook Instant Article or now, you need an Instant Article eligible Facebook Page. If you don’t have that, contact me. I may get that for you.

The next step is to go to Publishing Tools section of your Facebook Page. Then go to Configuration under Instant Articles option in the left menu. Scroll down to Tools section and click on Connect your site.

Enter your domain name without http:// or https:// and click Submit URL. If you get any error, your website is not eligible for Facebook Instant Articles. Registering example.com includes the root example.com, subdomains with prefixes like brand.domain.com, as well as paths delineated by forward slashes, such as example.com/path or subdomain.example.com/path.

How to check if your Facebook Page is eligible for Facebook Instant Articles?

Simply go to https://www.facebook.com/instant_articles/signup and if your page name appears in the list, it is eligible for Instant Articles. In case, it isn’t eligible you can get one from me.

How to Fix You’ve Lost Access To Instant Articles

You may refer to the Facebook Instant Article Policy to know more about the issue. But there are mainly two issues viz. Traffic or Content. What I mean is either your Facebook page doesn’t generate much traffic to your website or your website content doesn’t comply with the Facebook Policy. Most common reasons lately:

1. Inactive Publisher

You might have lost access to Instant Articles because they consider you an inactive publisher. Facebook now requires publishers to publish at least one article every 90 days.

Resolution: Create at least 10 new articles in your production library, and then submit them for review.

2. Low Readership

You’ve been blocked because your articles either have a minimal readership (Which they’ve never explained) or are not currently meeting the content policies for Instant Articles.

Facebook instant articles minimal readership problem

Resolution: Work on increasing traffic. You should get a minimum 500-1000 clicks on your links per day consistently. Then create at least 10 new articles in your production library, and then submit them for review.

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3. Non-compliance with Monetization Eligibility Standards

You’ve lost access to Instant Articles because your Page does not comply with Facebook Monetization Eligibility Standards. In order to use Instant Articles, your Page must comply with their standards, even if you’re not monetizing your Page.

Resolution: Use this form to appeal.

Also, to access Facebook Audience network monetization features, content creators and publishers must comply with Facebook terms and policies, which includes the following.

  1. Comply with our Community Standards
  2. Comply with our Payment Terms
  3. Comply with our Page Terms
  4. Adhere to our Content Guidelines for Monetization
  5. Share Authentic Content
  6. Develop an Established Presence
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Ankur Shrivastava is a certified Full Stack Digital Marketing Professional. He works as a Marketing Analyst / SEO at ShareChat. He has a solid knowledge and experience of Digital Business Transition, SEO, Keyword Research, PPC, Site Audit, Social Media Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Link Building and more.

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30 thoughts on “How to check if your website or page is eligible for Facebook Instant Articles?”

  1. my facebook page is not being connected for instant article option. I am receiving page is ineligible for instant article message against the page. Please advice what to do to resolve the issue.

    1. Hi Vinay
      Please check your mail. Check the Spam folder as well. I’ve replied to your query from the contact form. Do mention the Facebook Page link and your website’s domain name in the mail. Also, share the relevant screenshots of the error(if any) via mail.

  2. Hello Ankur, can you please contact me on my email I want to have a talk with you. I have fb pages that I neet help to get Instant Articles.

  3. Facebook told me I will regain access to instant articles within 448 days, it passed now 12 days and i can not publish live instant articles ? I attached a photo of Facebook reply to my appeal, do you have experience with this ?

  4. Hi

    i Get this reply from facebook since 12 day :

    Hi Ibraheam,

    Thank you for submitting an appeal. We've reviewed your appeal and have decided to allow your Page to monetize on our platform.

    If you have previously on-boarded to any of our monetization features, there's no action needed on your part to regain access. You can expect to automatically regain access within 48 hours.

    If you haven't already completed on-boarding to one of our monetization features, please note that this review decision doesn't guarantee your Page access to all monetization features on Facebook. Your Page must also meet the feature's eligibility criteria, and in some cases, our monetization products are in testing stages and on-boarding may not be widely available at this time.

    Please note that Facebook reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate access to, or discontinue the availability of the content monetization features at any time. We recommend that you monitor your Page's compliance going forward, by reviewing our monetization eligibility criteria, as your monetization access could change in the future.

    Learn more about our monetization eligibility criteria: https://www.facebook.com/facebookmedia/get-started/monetizationstandards
    Thanks,

    Stevie

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    it passed now 13 days and i can not publish live instant articles ?
    can you Help us pls ?

  5. Hello Ankur,
    I have a serious problem that i am not eligible for instant articles.Please help me.I tried a lot but i am not able for that.Please give some suggestions through my e-mail.Thank you😁

  6. Hi i try to submit an appeal for instant article but it keeps saying

    Hi Ieyna,

    Thank you for submitting an appeal. We've reviewed your Page for monetization eligibility. At this time, we aren't able to reinstate its access to Ad Breaks, Branded Content, and/or Instant Articles. To use these features, your Page must comply with Facebook's policies and terms and our monetization eligibility criteria. We recommend that you address your Page's compliance going forward, as it may become eligible within 90 days to re-access the monetization features previously utilized.

    This decision regarding your Page's eligibility to use any monetization features on Facebook may not be appealed again for 90 days.

    Learn more about our monetization eligibility criteria: https://www.facebook.com/facebookmedia/get-started/monetizationstandards
    Thanks,

    please help me i submit for the second times

  7. Hi Ankur,
    For some reason my website has been denied instant articles. I've followed all the steps correctly and still im getting this notification.

    You've lost access to all monetization features because of the following reasons:

    Content you posted violated Community Standards for Intellectual Property.
    Content you posted violated Community Standards.

    When I appeal I'm getting what seems to be an automated reply. like given above here.

    Also is it possible the change the website connected to a page that used to have instant articles but where it got revoked? If so how? It doesn't allow me for some reason to resubmit a website.

  8. Hey Ankur. I have a couple issues on my Business Page and maybe you can help me. No Instant Articles and no Monetization. Can you send me a email so we can go through it? Thank you

  9. Hi Friend, thank you for the information. I appealed for IA and after 3 months they said that 'you've lost access to all monetization features because you've violated our Monetization Eligibility Standards'. And my web url still seems 'pending URLs'

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