I’ve been blogging now for almost three years and for the past year and a half, I’ve been doing some social media consulting. In that time, I feel like I’ve learned so much and come so far, that I thought I would start a new series on my blog to share my knowledge with you.
Each week, Better Blogging Thursday will feature a tip or trick that I’ve picked up to make my life as a blogger/social media addict easier. I’m not saying I’m an expert, but I thought there might be a FEW things I know a little about that could help someone out there.
For my first BBT post, I thought I’d share something that I just happened to stumble upon.
As I’m sure you know, Facebook is CONSTANTLY changing things, and recently, it’s gotten a little harder to share links on your Facebook page.
For as long as I can remember, when you shared a link in your Facebook post, a lovely thumbnail image showed up to accompany the link preview in your post. Lately, though, more and more of my link previews show up without a thumbnail image.
I’m going to show you how to fix that.
Here is the secret in going from this…
It’s all about the Facebook Developers Debugger tool. This tool analyzes a website and shares any errors that occur when Facebook tries to scrape the website.
Simply enter the URL of your post into the field:
And a report will appear listing any errors that occur.
Here’s the beauty of this — you don’t actually need to fix any of these errors! (Unless you want to.) In fact, I have absolutely no idea how to fix these errors. But if you enter your link and press “Debug” it will make a thumbnail image appear with your link preview.
Do you have something you’d like for me to cover in a Better Blogging Thursday post? Submit your questions below and I’ll try to feature it in a future post!
Happy Thursday, y’all!