What do you mean with removing the link? You mean the link in the template in social rabbit? When I post an image manually the reach is indeed much better than automated posting with social rabbit. Still need improvement but it's doing its work and saves time.
Yea, I took out the link in the template. I don't think facebook is distinguishing automated posts. They simply want posts that are links to outside, to be promoted through ads, rather than organic... unless the followers like your content often.