Ok, seriously, this frustrates the hell out of me…

…almost to the point of turning green and going hulk on my computer. But because people are around me I tend to boil in silence with a fake smile. I don’t want to be that guy.

You finish your blog post, copy the address and go to share it with all of your Facebook fans!  But the preview doesn’t show up and you get something like this:

No Facebook Link Preview


How can I catch my fans’ attention with no bright flashy image?  No description?  My god this is annoying.

So you try to input a shorter link, or maybe remove the slash from the end of the address.  Hopefully it reloads.  Nope.

Luckily there’s a fix!

What are you going to do?  Visit this page. Then…

Make sure you’re on the ‘Sharing Debugger’ tab, then simply put the address into text field and click the button that says ‘Debug’.

Head back to your post, refresh the page and type the address in again.  Tada! You’re Link preview should show up. Not every single time, but a good 90%+ of the time this fixes it.

Did this work for you? Why not share on Facebook or Tweet out on Twitter!


What if that doesn’t work?

Type out a message, paste the link and remove the preview window.  Then add a catchy image that attracts your readers eye and you’ll get a similar result:

Link and Image

Note: Learn more about Social Media image sizes here.

Of course the link won’t click through to an article, but it’s better than plain text.

So that’s it!  Short and sweet. Hopefully next time you get stuck you’ll be able to go through this process and avoid the frustration.  Thanks for reading!

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