Daily millions of links are shared on Facebook but not all of them get to get proper recognition due to the popular Facebook bug of showing image previews differently for various links and in fact due to which many great links get unnoticed due to lack of a proper image preview. Not all people are nerdy enough to visit a link with some boring title and with no image preview image at all. Today in this special tutorial we will teach you how to get your shared link previews to show up correctly on Facebook or any other site.
In this method you need to place a small line of code to your site's html header . This small code ensures that no matter what the sharing will always show the single image used in the code.
Note: The desired image url used must be a square image with 200 x 200 dimensions because Facebook hates long image formats as their usual image formats are short square shaped however if the post you are sharing has a long description then Facebook might show up long images as well.
Unlike the previous method this doesn't require one to add any coding to their website or blog. This method works on the popular Facebook bugs or in short updates. As told before Facebook new updates like optimized and short links and thus image previews for these are instantaneous. So basically all we are going to do is shorten our site url's using url shorteners and then share these shortened url's to Facebook and you will be surprised to see the magic. :D Below are a few popular url shorteners:
Note: Facebook uses images from cached servers from your site so if you have recently done some changes to your images then the new images might not show up in image preview recommendations. If you wish to build proper image previews for each one of your posts to add to your SEO then use this method.