When you publish a "Standard" page from your Weebly site on Facebook, did you ever wonder how Facebook knows what information to use? Did you know that instead of playing Russian Roulette, you can tell Facebook what image, title, and description to use for your page?
The Facebook Post's Image
So Facebook uses the correct image for your post, you need to employ the use of open graph meta tags.
After you've published your site, go to your new page on your live site, right-click on the image you want Facebook to use, and select "Copy image address". This is your image's file path.
Now head back to the Weebly Editor, go to "Pages" at the top, select your page on the left, click on "SEO Settings", add the open graph meta tag below in the "Header Code" section, and paste the image address you copied into the meta tag as shown below in orange.
You may already know this one, but the information you put in the "Page Name" input box for your page, will become the title of the Facebook post when your page is shared on Facebook.
The Facebook Post's Description
To have a description appear in a Facebook post for your page, you need to fill out the "Page Description" input box by selecting "Pages" at the top -- choose your page -- then go to "SEO Settings>Page Description".
If you can't think of anything to put for a page description, simply just use the first sentence on the page. You can't go wrong with this, as it gives the potential reader a glimpse of what the page contains. Now publish your site!
Crawl Your Page
Once you've finished adding the open graph image meta tag, filled out the appropriate input boxes for your page's SEO settings, and published your site, you need to request that Google and Bing crawl your page.
By requesting Google and Bing to crawl your page, the page will begin to appear within Google and Bing within minutes. To have Google and Bing immediately crawl your new page, simply create a free Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools account.
Sharing Your Page On Facebook
Now since you're on the map with both Google and Bing, it's time to share you new page on Facebook. Grab the URL of your new page and add it into the Facebook status box.
Now, if your new page's information doesn't come up, use Facebook's Debugger Tool to re-scrape your new page for the information you added above. With this tool, you'll be able to see how your new page will appear as a post on Facebook.
Once everything looks good with Facebook's Debugger Tool, refresh your Facebook page, add your site's URL to the Status box again, and everything that you added above -- image, page title, and page description -- should all appear. If it doesn't, try re-scraping your new page again.
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