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.
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.
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.
- Comply with our Community Standards
- Comply with our Payment Terms
- Comply with our Page Terms
- Adhere to our Content Guidelines for Monetization
- Share Authentic Content
- Develop an Established Presence
If you need any further assistance, feel free to contact me in my Facebook Group: Brandnol Digital Marketing Group