Drive Traffic To Your Blog Using Facebook Free Basics

In case you haven’t heard about this, some few months ago, Facebook introduced free basics to some part of the world.


According to Facebook: Free Basics makes the internet accessible to more people by providing them access to a range of free basic services like news, maternal health, travel, local jobs, sports, communication, and local government information.

The Free Basics platform gives you the ability to surf the web and browse the internet free of charge without paying your network provider.

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Now millions of internet users have already started using the free basic platform to surf the web for free. And as a smart blogger, taking advantage of this should come to mind.

If you’re a blogger and have not listed your blog with the free basics platform, you should consider adding it today using these simple steps as prescribe here.

Drive Traffic To Your Blog Using Facebook Free Basic

Before applying to get your blog listed to the Free-basics, there are some things you should note;

If you’re using JavaScript on your blog, it won’t work on the platform. Why? Facebook wants to give its users a good experience, so they automatically disabled some features that might give its users a bad experience.

If you are using Google Adsense or any third-party ad that need JavaScript to work, those ads won’t work when people view your blog through Facebook Free-basics.

If your blog is not mobile-friendly, if your blog is not well crafted, if you are using a sub-domain, you won’t get approved. But if your blog is free from these problems, you’re good to go.

Making your blogger blog mobile-friendly

To make your blogger blog mobile friendly, simply go to your blogger dashboard >>> click template >>> and activate your blog’s mobile view from there.

Making your WordPress blog mobile-friendly

To make your WordPress blog mobile friendly, you will need to get a responsive theme for your blog. But if you can’t afford a paid responsive theme, you can get a mobile theme template. You can check out some mobile themes here.

Things you’ll need before you can list your blog to the Facebook Free Basics

  • A valid Facebook account
  • A valid email address
  • A mobile-friendly blog
  • None JavaScript blog
  • Your site’s logos

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If you have all the above requirements in place, go ahead with the simple steps below to get your blog listed on the Free-Basics platform.

Step by step guides on how to list your blog to the Facebook Free-Basic platform

First, go to Facebook developer’s area >>> Click “Free Basic”. Or you can easily access the free basics through this link.

In the Free Basics area, simply click the “Submit your Service” button (See Screenshot)

facebook free basics

Upon clicking the “submit your service” button, it will take you to a new page. Now click “New Site Submission”.

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Now that you are in the form area, fill all fields appropriately. Here’s a complete form screen shot of the Free Basics Platform….

facebook free basics internet org

Make sure you fill all the space provided accurately, so you won’t have problems when your site is up.

After filling the form, tick the agreement part and click the “Submit” button.

After that, you will receive an email of a successful submission…

Your blog will be reviewed for 24 hours (manually) and if it passes all requirements, they will send you an approval mail.

But if your blog is not approved, that means your blog still needs some serious work before it can get approved. But don’t worry because they will give you tips to get your blog listed as they’ve always done.


This will help your blog gain more traffic and followers. Hey, it won’t cause a leg if you try, right? Then help millions of people reach you easily.

Let’s talk

Have you listed your blog with the Facebook free basics platform? If not, why? If yes, how is it going for your blog? Do drop your comments using the comment box below.

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22 thoughts on “Drive Traffic To Your Blog Using Facebook Free Basics”

  1. Thanks for this piece.
    I have a forum bro @

    Please check it to know if it’s eligible for the free basics program.

    I appreciate your advice on this

  2. Hi Babanature.

    This is so cool. Heard about Free Basics but I had no clue what it was about. Now I know. And I can set up Blogging From Paradise via your kick butt, easy to follow tutorial. Thanks a bunch bro. And great to be back 😉


  3. Hi Babanature,

    Bookmarking this one for sure to keep it up the sleeve, when we decide to go ahead with it as well. I remember your earlier post about free basics as well.

    Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend 🙂

    • Hello Harleena,

      This free basic idea will open new way and method of traffic to your blog. It will give access to people who can’t afford the money to surf the web the opportunity to browse your site.

      You will definitely love it when you finally decide to list your blog 😉

  4. Hey Babanature,

    Socially savvy entrepreneurs know that it’s all about engaging the right audiences with valuable content. The online community has little tolerance for self-promoters who view social media as a means to free advertising. Facebook ads have become more competitive and consequently more expensive, so it makes a lot of sense to do this. Alignment among ads and landing pages increases our conversion rate. Once people click the ad, they expect to get exactly what the post promised.

    When sharing content, we need to utilize the customization posting features on each social media platform–this includes the headline, image, and a description of the content you are sharing. Every marketer and social media user is competing to catch the user’s eye, so the more optimized your post is for a particular platform, the more effective our social media promotion will be. Absolutely, Facebook taking huge shape in own and today it become most popular among people pertaining to social media sites. Large number of user are present on Facebook so it can be become easier to maintain healthy relation with audience for a online business. Social media like Facebook popular due to many reasons such as simplicity, user friendly, provide job opportunity and important thing is completely free to users.

    It’s no secret that images receive much more engagement on Facebook, but some people argue that links receive a higher organic reach. That’s true, but it only applies to the initial post before any engagement happens. Eventually, thanks for sharing your informative post, it is really full of information regarding above subject.

    With best regards,

    Amar kumar

    • Hello Amar,

      The above case you brought light upon are valid and noted.

      Good to know that you found the post i shared here today informative.

      Do have yourself a wonderful weekend start

  5. Hey Babanature,

    I have heard about facebook free basics but didn’t know that we can use it that way.

    You have explained it in detail. I am sure, many bloggers are going to use it.
    Thanks for sharing with us.


  6. I submitted my website, on Free Basics, and weeks pending, they would disapprove. Eventually, they have approved it, but when I check the Free Basics app, my website is not listed there.

    What am I supposed to do next after my site is approved? Or am I supposed to just wait? Is it because I’m using a doain I keep having these issues?


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