The URL of a page that this post links to.

You can use this augmentation to filter for posts that contain a specific string or substring in the link.


  1. Filter only for content that shares a link using the exists operator, combined with the links.url target. This CSDL picks up both stories with links, and engagements on stories with links.

    links.url exists

  2. To filter for just stories or a type of engagement, use the fb.type target.

    This example filters for interactions that are stories with links:

    links.url exists AND fb.type == "story"

  3. To filter for engagements around specific URLs, such as an advertising campaign, filter for content that shares a specific URL:

    links.url == ""

    To filter to content that shares any of a list of URLs:

    links.url in ","

    This could be combined this with the fb.type target if you want to restrict the filter to stories or types of engagement.

  4. Filtering for interactions with links that point to a domain or a path on a domain.

    links.url contains ""

  5. Filter for posts that contain a link that includes a specified substring:

    links.url substr "pizza"


Also see the Filtering by Shared Links example.

The links.* targets contain any link in an interaction. They are more frequently populated than the and

Resource information

Target service: PYLON for Facebook Topic Data

Target object: Links

Type: array(string)

Array: Yes

Tokenized for query filters: Yes

Interaction filter: Yes

Analysis target: Yes

Query filter: Yes

Child analysis target: No