This article is all about to show How I fixed the facebook link preview image issue.
Friends, I have my blog and I use it to share or auto-post on social media.All the Marketers, Digital or, network or Affiliate marketers know the importance of social media automation and its potential to reach a large base of target audience or consumers.
Until l auto-post three posts on social media everything is smooth, But lately, Facebook started to show the wrong preview whenever I shared a blog post link (via social media share plugin) on Face book.
In below image, As you can see in How to Solve Facebook link preview that the post is about Gardening Ideas but the preview image is laptop table which is wrong, incorrect that is from another post.
There is useful information available on Google and YouTube to solve this Facebook link preview image issue, but everyone has his specific set of problems , accordingly needs to make changes to overcome and solve this issue.
Please go through this checklist if you have following any of the plugins installed on your Word Press blog.
- Social media autopost plug-in you using to share a post on Facebook,twitter or instagram such as a social auto poster or Blog2Social or Jetpack etc
- Cache plug-in -WP rocket or little cache etc
- SEO plug-in -Rank math or Yoast
Possible reason behind the incorrect Facebook link preview
Social media autopost plug-in use to add opengraph tags in your pages to pickup the thumbnail. Though These plug-in work very well, occasionally they pick the wrong images as preview images
Where to find if this is the problem in your case?
- In my case problem is due to social auto post plugins which are picking up the wrong image. In your case,you may be facing different problem.
- So to check the problem simply open the post page and right click and view page resource in case of chrome or Mozilla.
- Another example ,Look closely at the POST TITLE and it’s clearly showing that the post is about patio furniture covers and thumbnail or preview images picked up is of Affirmation cards Image., funny !!
From following image,its clear that the plugin fetching incorrect information and wrong preview images
Now we know the reason, let’s see how we can solve face book link preview image issue.
- One of the important things to understand what Rank math says ” Facebook and other social networks will only look for Open Graph tags in the first 60kbs of your page’s source. If they don’t find it, they will assume you haven’t added them. They don’t want to waste their resources crawling huge pages looking for OpenGraph tags.” and this information provided clue to solve this problem
- Above feedback really makes sense so check if the first 60kb of your post resources shows an incorrect preview image picked up? Yes. On 90% of times this is the case॰ Other 10% difficult to guess what’s the reason behind this problem
- Now Temporarily disable your social auto post plug-in whichever you are using.
- Next Check again the view page resource. Now, look at the below image , once this plug-in disabled the correct preview images appeared in page resource
- Now clear cache once again before posting post link on Face book page.
Next Go to the Facebook debugger page- copy the post URL link and paste it into the debugger tool (The Facebook debugger is a very helpful tool. You can post URL into this tool, it fetches blog information along with correct preview images to show up a link preview )to check if it picked if correct image. Now it picking perfect ,desired image.
- If it still shows incorrect image make sure to hit scrap button in Facebook debug tool approx 3-4 times.
- Additional step is to add your Face book page and authentication page links into SEO.plugins.
- Following is image where link preview image appeared correctly, problem solved
Before- Link Preview in Facebook debugger tools
After5 minutes- Link Preview in Facebook debugger tools,after following above steps-.
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