Why Twitter Blocked RedGage

ppruel By ppruel, 20th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Personal Experiences

Among the wellknown social networks and bookmarking sites I know like Facebook, Twitter, Google , StumbleUpon and Delicious, RedGage site now had become the most loved and best choice of bloggers and other writers. The reason is obvious - RedGage pays anyone who is using the site for socializing and for sharing his/her stuff to other users.

I requested RedGage to check the problem

Since yesterday, I could not send tweets for my RedGage stuff to Twitter. I tried many times but Twitter blocked them - the site message said, "Oops! A URL in your tweet appears to link to a page that has spammy or unsafe content." Among the share buttons that RedGage has assigned for its users to share their stuff across the Internet it is only the Twitter has rejected them.

So, I alerted the RedGage site about the problem that said, "On behalf of RedGage thousands users, I would request the RedGage Admin and its Moderators to check the problem and to clear the issue between Twitter and RedGage site."

Why Twitter did not accept my tweet?

What exactly was the reason why Twitter did not accept my tweet? I communicated with Twitter and has explained the following with some advice what to do. If you're seeing a warning about malware or spam when you try to:

  • Tweet a particular link
  • Add a particular link to your profile
  • Visit a particular link through Twitter's link service, http://t.co

This means that the link matches a database of potentially harmful URLs. Harmful sites include web forgeries ("phishing" sites), sites that download malicious software onto your computer, or spam sites that request personal information. This could also mean the website was compromised by a hacker at some point, and the hacker embedded malware onto the website.

How to clean a website or get it un-flagged?

In addition, Twitter adviced to clean the site. How to clean a website or get it un-flagged? According to Twitter: If you manage the website of the reported URL, please take the following actions:

  • Check to see if the URL is a suspected malware or phishing site. If you manage the website of the blocked URL, you can view Google's diagnostic report on the URL by visiting this link: http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http://example.com.

  • You'll need to replace "http://example.com" with the URL that is blocked.

  • If your website is showing up as a malware threat because it's been hacked or compromised, you can find out more information on how to clean your site of malware threats at Google's Resources for Websites and Site Owners. You'll need to clean up any outstanding malware threats before your URL will be un-flagged.

  • Contact Twitter Trust & Safety. If the URL of the site you manage is being blocked, and Google is not showing any problems, you should contact our Trust & Safety team by filing a ticket here.

Twitter blocks suspected malware URLs

Twitter blocks the posting of suspected malware URLs, and flags suspected harmful shortened URLs, in order to make Twitter more secure and to prevent phishing and scams. Their Safe Tweeting help page has more general information on keeping our account secure.

To refresh my previous article visit RedGage is a Perfect Social Network for Our Wikinut Articles

If you want to write and earn Join Wikinut Community. It is one of the best publishing sites for your online writing.

About the Author - My favorite Saying: "Dream Big and don't stop without giving it a chance to come true." I am a father of 3 for 25 years, OFW for 17 years , a Blogger, sometimes a Poet, Self-motivated and Professional by experience. You can call me Paul or Pruel. I am friendly animal but can kick you off when it is needed. LOL. I have no specific areas where my writing will focus on. I write any subject that interest me under the merciless sun.

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author avatar ppruel
I am a web content creator, on-line marketer, products and services promoter, on-line writer and a Filipino blogger; I write about anything under the sun; making fun and socializing other Net users.

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author avatar Denise O
20th Feb 2012 (#)

Hey Paul, great stuff my friend. Thanks for the alert. Love the last paragraph, it put the page over the top, for me. Have a blessed day. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Funom Makama
20th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks a lot for the info... You are truly loaded.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
20th Feb 2012 (#)

Great information, thank you!

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author avatar Buzz
21st Feb 2012 (#)

Great info again, kabz. You're superb.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
21st Feb 2012 (#)

i havent tried that yet....i dont really promote my works at redgage...but i'm glad some are doing good without my intervention....very useful info...thanks KAbz

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author avatar Sheila Newton
21st Feb 2012 (#)

I've tweeted from RedGage quite a few times - and only recently too.

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author avatar Teila
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks for the information

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author avatar Retired
2nd Jun 2012 (#)

Great article but it sounds complicated. I am now trying to figure out how to market and even use these sites. I hope you will also write what these sites are,what they do, and how to use them to get people to see your stuff.

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