Your Website’s FB Thumbnail

By Anita Sabot - Tue Apr 10, 12:08 am

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When your website is shared or liked on Facebook, you may be surprised at the thumbnail that Facebook automatically chooses to use.  HOWEVER, you can fix that!

  1. Go to https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug and check the actual thumbnail usage by Facebook
  2. Upload a 250px wide thumbnail image that you’d like to use to your website’s server.
  3. Add the following between the HEAD TAGS of your website’s main page but change the full URL to your thumbnail image:  <link rel=”image_src” href=”http://yoursite.com/yourthumbnail.jpg” />
  4. The changes might take up to 24 hours but go to https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug to clear the Facebook cache to use your new image and to view if it is working correctly.
If you are using WordPress, it’s a bit more complicated, but read this article to find out what you can do… http://www.shoutmeloud.com/now-facebook-like-button-will-pick-the-right-image.html.
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