You don’t want your social shares looking like this:
Your featured images should be 1600×840 to fit in the Open Graph and social posts, like this one from this migraine doctor.
Fortunately, the social networks have validator URLs we can test before making posts.
Here’s Facebook URL validator, which will give you additional warnings on errors to fix.
And here is Twitter’s card validator, so you can see what articles look like when shared as tweets:
And, of course, on LinkedIn:
Fixing a simple issue like this can be the reason why your social shares get low engagement.
You can go further to make sure that you’ve set your open graph tags, canonical URLs, and other fundamental SEO issues.
About the Author
Dennis Yu is the Chief Executive Officer of BlitzMetrics, a digital marketing company that partners with schools to train young adults. Dennis’s program centers around mentorship, helping students grow their expertise to manage social campaigns for enterprise clients like the Golden State Warriors, Nike, and Rosetta Stone. He’s an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook Marketing and has spoken in 17 countries, spanning 5 continents, including keynotes at L2E, Gultaggen, and Marketo Summit. Dennis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, CNN, Fox News, and CBS Evening News. He’s a regular contributor for Adweek’s SocialTimes column and has published in Social Media Examiner, Social Media Club, Tweak Your Biz, B2C, Social Fresh, and Heyo. He held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines and studied Finance and Economics at Southern Methodist University as well as the London School of Economics. He ran collegiate cross-country at SMU and has competed in over 20 marathons including a 70-mile ultramarathon. Besides being a Facebook data and ad geek, you can find him eating chicken wings or playing Ultimate Frisbee in a city near you. You can contact him at email@example.com