Oh, is it SO irritating! You spend time posting your blog and choosing just the right image – you even put in the ‘featured image’ section of your blog and there Facebook goes again, choosing the completely WRONG photo. Sometimes it feels like Facebook in particular just seems to choose ‘random’ photos from your page, or always pics up your profile pis, or your generic banner or logo. No matter how cute you are, no one wants to see a pic of your face whenever you share a blog. Why? How does that happen? Well, honestly the why is immaterial at this point because,
I have the fix!
The answer to that pervasive issue is found within your SEO plugins.
The majority of the entrepreneurial world uses Yoast for a good reason, it is one of the best plugins for SEO around. It even tells you what you can do to improve your ranking, but most people don’t realize that Yoast has a social side and that is where you need to enter the information you want Facebook and LinkedIn, etc to see.
When you are entering your keywords and meta etc in Yoast, you are likely looking at this tab, which opens automatically.
But if you look below the ‘stoplight’ you will see the “triangle”. That is where Yoast’s social settings reside, and that is where you enter the social images and text you want to share. There is a tab for Facebook and a second one for Twitter.
Another cool tool is All in One SEO
All in One SEO is an amazing little beauty that also has a ‘hidden’ secret – an additional feature called Social Meta. This add-on also allows you to specify exactly what Facebook and Twitter will show as the preview pic when your blog is shared.
And to be 100% sure YOU are in control of the images Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook sees, before you post to those platforms visit these 2 URL’s and test it for yourself!