When posting a website link in a Facebook wall post, Facebook fetches some content (title, text and image) from the website to show it to readers. Is there a way I can adjust / propose which content is used / preferred by Facebook?

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I found someone saying to use <meta property="og:image" content="image.jpg">, but this doesn't seem to have any effect. But maybe Facebook caches these results for a while?

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Indeed. You should have in the page the html code that tells Facebook what to display.

Check the documentation on the Open Graph Protocol for more information:


And you should clean Facebook's cache while testing, to avoid inconsistencies between what is on the page and what is shown in Facebook. You can use this tool:


  • Thanks a lot for the place to look at! It is hard to find this if you don't know how it is called.
    – Lode
    Commented Nov 26, 2011 at 8:02

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