How to use the Sharing Debugger to see how your posts are displayed on Social Media

2019-05-13 12:40

Are you are experiencing incorrect images and/or titles being pulled by Facebook or other social media platforms? Social Debugger or code validator tools show you a preview of what your social media post will look like when it's published and help you to fix inconsistencies and errors.

Your post is missing an image, the description snippet does not reflect your current content properly? This could be caused by old data in the networks’ cache.  

Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn offer their own debugging tools, like the Sharing Debugger for Facebook or the Card Validator for Twitter These tools help you to clear the cache and also fix other issues caused by incorrect metadata.

To make this process easier for you, we have integrated all available social debugger tools as Sharing Debuggers directly into your Blog2Social dashboard.

To use the Sharing Debugger, go to “Blog2Social>Help & Support” and select the tab "Sharing Debugger".

On this page, you can enter the URL of your post in the provided text field and click on "Debug & Preview" or “Inspect Post”.

When entering the URL you will be directed to the Debugger-tool of the Social Media. Use the Debugger link preview to see how your posts will appear on social media and find out if your blog posts are social-media-ready.

The link preview consists of og:title, og:type and og:description. These are the Open Graph tags you defined in your blog post. The Debugger will show you, if a parameter is missing or not specified correctly.


Please note: The message "The following required properties are missing: fb: app_id" only applies to advanced features on Facebook, but does not affect the display of your post on the social network. You can, therefore, ignore them in most cases.



Please note: If you want to check your post on Twitter, click on "Validate directly on Twitter". You will be automatically directed to the Twitter Card Validator.

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