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 co-author of the #1 best-selling book on Amazon in social media, The Definitive Guide to TikTok Ads. He has spent a billion dollars on Facebook ads across his agencies and agencies he advises. Mr. Yu is the "million jobs" guy-- on a mission to create one million jobs via hands-on social media training, partnering with universities and professional organizations.You can find him quoted in major publications and on television such as CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR, and LA Times. Clients have included Nike, Red Bull, the Golden State Warriors, Ashley Furniture, Quiznos-- down to local service businesses like real estate agents and dentists. He's spoken at over 750 conferences in 20 countries, having flown over 6 million miles in the last 30 years to train up young adults and business owners. He speaks for free as long as the organization believes in the job-creation mission and covers business class travel.You can find him hiking tall mountains, eating chicken wings, and taking Kaqun oxygen baths-- likely in a city near you.