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How to check if a site will display Link Ads

Updated February 13, 2023

Some sites block Link Ads, (CTAs on URLs you can share anywhere). Some sites use code that blocks Link Ads.

Note that for links shortened with, Facebook and LinkedIn will not accept them. This is beyond our control; FB and LinkedIn are now blocking all short links created of full URLs. So, if using RiteForge, RiteBoost for scheduling posts, we suggest that you do not shorten links for posts you schedule to LinkedIn or Facebook. If just using, even with custom subdomain, please use them in Tweets, emails, IG comments - and everywhere else - just not in FB or LinkedIn.

If not, the entire site - all pages on the domain - block Link Ads (and will do the same with all competitors, such as,, etc.

Nearly all sites and blog posts other than Medium blog posts can take a Link Ad. (Search the section of our knowledge base for instructions for Tiktok videos, Youtube, Instagram, and Vimeo videos, Snapchat, Tweets, Facebook posts and much more here.)

Web pages and blog posts: you should test a site you don't know to take ads. When you test a page from a site and find your breaks to the original full URL, we may understand this to be a business decision on the part of the site owner. By blocking their site from being iFramed, which does, there are pageview losses. There are prominent aggregation sites, such as (formerly StumbleUpon), which rely on the ability to iFrame other site's pages. So, for those that block iFraming,'s will break to original URL, your Link Ads will not display, but there is also a loss for them, which is why most sites do not block from displaying your Link Ads.

How to shorten a link and click the link to open in a new tab, see that your Link Ad displays:

Things to know:

This also works with custom domains for and invisible Link Ads, too.
If you test one page from a site and your Link Ad displays or, in the case of invisible Link Ads (just for collecting viewers of your links in tracking pixels), if your link does not break to the original full URL, all pages from that site will allow your Link Ads.

You can also test pages with the RiteForge browser extension

If you would like to use the RiteForge browser extension to test, you can do this by:

Have the RiteForge browser extension installed.
Open a page from a site where you would like to share pages and click the RiteForge browser button.
Under the page title and URL, to the left of the hashtag suggestions, click the back button in the RiteForge Composer modal (popup) that opens.
Click in the URL and then, the Test link, below.

You can get the browser extensions for RiteForge and all RiteKit products at the bottom of the RiteKit site.

Updated on: 13/02/2023

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