My Facebook link image is not showing–How to fix it!

Facebook link image

Have you ever posted a link to Facebook, wanting it to look like this:
 
Facebook Link image
 
But instead, it looked like this?:
 
Bad facebook link image
 

If your Facebook link image is not showing, It can be pretty frustrating. That’s why I’m here to help you to make sure that every link you post looks professional every single time.

The first step was done perfectly in my example. Simply copy and paste the URL of your link into your status. The link should automatically appear. If the image from the webpage you’re posting doesn’t automatically appear, go to developers.facebook.com/tools/debug. You’ll see this:
 

Facebook Debug
 
Paste in the URL and hit debug.
 
You’ll get lots of information including when and how the URL was scraped, meta tags, and images. At the bottom, you’ll see what it will look like when it is shared. As long as there is an image within the page for Facebook to pick up, it should look the way you want it to. If it still doesn’t look right, try refreshing the page.
 
When you post your link, if you’d like to include a different image, click on “upload image” before you post the link. It’s a good idea to take a look at Facebook’s image dimensions if you are going to create a new image for your link. 
 
To change the title and meta description, simply click on them before you post your link and you’ll be able to edit them as you please.
 
Tricks like this can save you a lot of time and frustration if you’re managing your own Facebook business page. Be sure to like us on Facebook for more tips like this one and feel free to contact me at Stacey@schallcreative.com if you have any questions.
 
Happy Facebooking!

 





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Stacey Schall

About Stacey Schall

Stacey is the head of inbound marketing at Schall Creative. She has a passion for communicating and believes that her left brain and right brain can work together in harmony. You can find him on Twitter @staceyschall.