Have you ever posted a link to Facebook, wanting it to look like this:
But instead, it looked like this?:
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:
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.