No Image When Sharing my Steemit Post on Facebook! What Do I Do?

in #tutorial6 years ago

Would you like to know how you can fix a Facebook share that is messed up and doesn't show the image because this happens quite often, especially on Steemit?

I noticed that when I want to share on Facebook a Steemit post that was just published, it is likely to have the problem. I prefer to do the first share to give a chance to the Facebook sharer to scrap the page's info correctly, because if someone else does it and the image does not show, they are likely not to know how to do it, and Facebook will go with that thereafter. 

No Image When Sharing my Steemit Post on Facebook! What Do I Do?

If this happens to you frequently, you will agree that it is quite annoying and hopefully there is a solution.

First, you want to share your post on Steemit and you click on the Facebook button.

The Facebook sharer window opens and what you see is this.

There is no image!

I do not think that the problem is with Steemit, but Facebook not scrapping the information on the page correctly. This can also happen when you just copy and paste the URL of the post directly in the status area on Facebook.

The first way to try to fix it is just to close the Facebook sharer window and try again. On rare occasions, it works.

If it doesn't you will have to use the Facebook Open Graph Object Debugger, which you can find here: 

Paste the URL of the post in there.

I suggest you click "Show existing scrape information" so you can see what data Facebook has for your post.

This will show you when it was scraped and the URL.

In this example the image is showing up, but if you see the og:image tag empty, then you will need Facebook to scrape the page again.

The Facebook Open Graph Object Debugger shows you a preview of what wil be shared.

Everything is in order here, but if you don't see an image, click on the "Fetch new scrape information" button.

Look at the preview again to see if there is an image, if not try again. I've had instances where I had to do it two or three times.

I hope this is useful for you to fix your issues when sharing posts on Facebook and this works with all kinds of websites, of course, not only on Steemit.

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Michel Gerard


Thank you @gmichelbkk for sharing this. It will solve the problem and image will show up on facebook when we share something.

I am glad it is useful for you.

Sharing your posts on Facebook is useless as people share thinking that they will get upvotes but they usually don't upvote a post that's been shared by someone and this mentality is reflected by everyone
And in the end no one gets anything out of this futile effort

The goal is not to use Facebook for upvotes as people are mainly not on Steemit anyway, but to bring traffic to the post like you would normally do for a WP blog.

I was talking about the post-promotion groups.
Sharing post to promote steemit is a really good idea

I don't know about those groups.

There are groups on Facebook where people can share their posts and get upvote
This is good in theory but people don't upvote they just share their posts and that's it

Yes, it's usually the case in those kind of arrangements and it's a waste of time for everyone.

Yeah you are right.
People want to get upvotes but they don't care to upvote others

gran post, gracias por compartir.

Thank you for commenting.

good facebook tutorial that is
thanks for sharing on steemit
carry on dear

I am glad you like the post.

New information for me
Good tutorial, thanks you so much
I resteem you post

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