Ben Langhinrichs

Photograph of Ben Langhinrichs
E-mail address - Ben Langhinrichs






August, 2017
SMTWTFS
  01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

Search the weblog





























Genii Weblog

Sharing links on FB - a meta-post

Wed 6 Apr 2016, 03:59 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
This is a somewhat meta post in that I am demonstrating what I am talking about. I have been annoyed for a while about how links shared on Facebook, both mine and others, often have generic titles or wonky images. I finally decided to do something about it, and thought I'd share so that if you have the same problem, maybe I'll save you a bit of effort.
 
The key issue is meta tags (see what I did there?) and specifically Open Graph meta tags. Compute the correct og:image and Facebook won't go guessing it. Compute or set the correct title and description, and your link will look a little more professional.  There are some tricks to learn about image sizes that work best, but I'll share those later (shortly after I bother to figure them out).
 
Inline JPEG image
 

Copyright © 2016 Genii Software Ltd.

What has been said:


1114.1. Karl-Henry Martinsson
(04/08/2016 08:54 AM)

That's really cool, I had no idea about this. Thank you for sharing, Ben!