I have used open graph meta tags in my website

<meta name="og:description" content="My page descriptions ..." />
<meta name="og:title" content="سخت‌افزار20" />
<meta name="og:type" content="website" />
<meta name="og:url" content="http://www.hardware20.com/" />
<meta name="og:image" content="http://www.hardware20.com/apple-touch-icon.png"/>
<meta name="og:site_name" content="hardware20"/>
<meta name="og:locale" content="fa-IR" />

But facebooke does not load Image & Descriptions, When I try to share a page.

I have tried debugging by open graph debugger https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/ But the debugger always said Error parsing input URL, no data was scraped. (even with facebook examples!)

Thanks in advance

  • Is it possible that facebook API is having some issues?
    – ek9
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 8:03
  • @edvinas.me I have never tried the debugger before maybe this problem is temporary. but my code doesn't work. Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 8:14
  • Is it possible that something in your robots.txt would be blocking Facebook's scraper? Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 16:15
  • @nathangiesbrecht I wonder why developers.facebook.com/tools/debug does not work with any URLs not just my website. Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 16:45
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    @nathangiesbrecht Thanks, still got Error parsing input URL, no data was scraped. I used VPN (Because Facebook is not available in Iran!) maybe my VPN server is blocked by Facebook debugger, anyway thank you for your help. Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 17:59

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Is it possible that because your site is hosted in Iran (or appears to be) Facebook is blocked from scraping it? Typically a call to the Facebook share API includes the page title and the URL and the rest is scraped by a crawl.

If the Iranian firewall blocks outbound requests to Facebook I don't see why it would allow inbound requests either.

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