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Questions tagged [open-graph-protocol]

The Open Graph protocol enables developers to integrate their pages into what Facebook call the "social graph".

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Should I have og:description and meta description together on every page?

Or will Google not like it if I have two kinds of description tags? I just put up a new blog and it automatically adds the og:description and og:title and I am not sure if that is going to get me ...
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Twitter card [summary_large_image] not displaying image

I have set up a series of Twitter cards for my website. The type of twitter card is [summary_large_image]. The meta-information included in the <head> of my webpage is: <meta name="twitter:...
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Case for and against different URLs for rel=“canonical” and og:url meta tags

I am trying to decide whether it is a good idea to use different URLs for the rel="canonical" and open graphs og:url links in the following use case: A pretty standard product page: https://www....
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Legal responsibility of public posts

Given a public site with no logins: I let people post links to public Facebook profiles, and my site fetches the profile picture and displays it. Would it be ok if I just told people to post profiles ...
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Does using OpenGraph meta tags help webpages to get indexed better?

I have actually been reading and thinking about adding OpenGraph meta tags to help people who are sharing my blog posts, and different information of my site on Facebook. From reading, that will help ...
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Does each separate page require unique Open Graph Protocol markup or will a 'global' one suffice?

I am in the process of integrating og: protocol markup to my sites and I'm wondering whether each separate page will require unique markup or whether a global one will suffice. For instance, when ...
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Google Structured Data Testing Tool Repeat Error: “The URL could not be rendered. Some markup may be missing.”

When using Google's Structured Data Testing Tool, I consistently get the error: The URL could not be rendered. Some markup may be missing. I have identified and fixed all of the structured data ...
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Using open graph meta tags for a Facebook feed without creating a Facebook app

Description I'm going to implement Open Graph's meta tags to display content on my website properly in a Facebook feed. In order to use this (source - https://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraph/...
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Should <meta property=“og:image” content=“…”> have an alt tag?

I want to follow good SEO practices by adding alt tags to all my images. For Facebook sharing, I have this code: <meta property="og:image" content="..."> Can I add an alt="Facebook image" to ...
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Schema.org & Open Graph

We currently use Schema.org for our rich snippets in Google. I want to add Open Graph along with that, so other social signals will recognize our site better. If I add OG to our existing schema, ...
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How Do I Force Pinterest To Use Portrait OG Image Tag

I am using Open Graph image tags for social sharing on my website. I have an image 1200px x 630px for Facebook marked up in an OG tag, however this looks real bad on Pinterest as they use portrait ...
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How can you get a thumbnail when you share a PDF on Facebook

One of my clients writes cookbooks. Some time ago, he wrote an article about the origins of Boston Cream Pie, which he has on his site as a PDF on a page of links to various articles he has written. ...
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Open Graph object type for secondary pages in local business website

I'm developping a website for a local business, and I don't know what is the most pertinent og:type to chose for pages like "about us", "other services", "contact us" and so on... As stated in the OG ...
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Is there a way to indicate that a web page may have “disturbing” content for OpenGraph/Google etc

I am working on a website that hosts medical imagery. Some of those images might be considered "explicit" or "disturbing", e.g. surgery or diseases. We would like to add metadata to those web pages ...
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<meta property=“og:type” content="video or website?

My website has pages with links to videos. Google sends traffic to these pages and in the SERPs it shows the a video thumbnail next to my result. The video thumbnail chosen is the first video link on ...
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Is using the Open Graph Protocol helpful, harmless, or harmful to SEO?

I am doing an SEO project and I noticed that all of the meta tags have an "og" in the property attribute of the tag, such as: <meta property="og:title" content="" /> <meta property="og:type" ...
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Which tags does Google use for displaying titles and descriptions in the search results?

I have a few questions about elements, and which elements Google uses to display our websites. For instance, does Google use the regular title element to display the titles of our website, or the meta-...
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What's the difference between og description and meta description?

Should we have both for better SEO? Does having og description, override meta name description?
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Does Facebook Need both og:image and og:image:secure_url for HTTPS only site?

Now that I updated many of my sites to be HTTPS only, redirecting HTTP requests as needed, I did notice that sharing on Facebook produced a blank image. Refreshing the Share Attachment does not change ...
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Is it bad for SEO to have the same content for meta description and og:description?

I am using ahref.com and they are identifying critical duplicate content issues with my titles and meta descriptions. They say the critical warning is because the content in my meta description and ...
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Facebook open graph doesn't work

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" ...
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OG Validator Error that I can't quite make sense of

I'm doing some validation of pages on a website I'm working on, and I'm getting the below error. OG Validator Error - Extraneous properties specified: The following properties are specified on ...
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Facebook share counter reset after HTTPS

I just moved my blog to https and, of course, all the facebook shares counters are now reset to 0. I've spent several hours reading stuff online and I got the solution to point the og:url tag to the ...
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Same og:title and title on a page

Does it make sense to render og:title and <title> that have the same value on a page? Facebook & co take the <title> tag as fallback.
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Do Twitter Card tags and OpenGraph meta tags conflict with each other? Do I need both?

Pretty much the above, if I put Twitter card tags before my OpenGraph tags, will they conflict? I ask because when it comes to each, I am pointing to different image sizes for the same content, as ...
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OpenGraph for Articles

Does this look correct? All of the actual content is obviously placeholders for developers. <meta property="og:type" content="article"/> <meta property="og:title" content="Title of Page"/&...
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Can I use Facebook open graph's “article” type for forum posts?

I'm currently integrating open graph for my forum. I discovered that they had an article type and was wondering if it could be applied to my case. Only reason I ask because this sort of categorization ...
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Are open graph tags considered structured data?

I've heared that open graph tags are part of microformat which are a structured data. But Google says here: We do not support variants of the META tag, such as the use of property instead of name. ...
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Facebot sometimes fails to parse open graph meta data, causing share failure

We maintain a WordPress-based website where Yoast plugin takes care of Open Graph meta tags generation. Recently we had a problem with likes disappearing after domain / protocol migration, but we have ...
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Can Open Graph properties be effectively used on tags other than meta/link?

meta and link elements sometimes create a sort of redundancy in the markup. For example, there is already a title element but in order to declare an og:title property one would have to add a separate ...
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How to specify all three images to show when a page is shared on LinkedIn?

When you share a URL on LinkedIn, it shows three images from that page. How can I get it to show the correct three images to the person posting when they paste my company URL into a post? I've ...
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Does an OG image must be present on a page for display in Facebook page?

When sharing a link, a post or a tweet on a Facebook is it possible to set an image using OG meta tags that is not actually on the page you are sharing. Example: You share example.com/mypage.html and ...
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Open Graph protocol: What to do when an image doesn't exist on the page?

The Open Graph protocol states that every page is required to have 4 properties: title type url image For example: <meta property="og:title" content="The Rock" /> <meta property="og:...
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Make my website dynamically loaded data available to Facebook Open Graph Object Scrapper

Here is the design of my web site: The user enter myWebsite.com/a/1 .htaccess rules redirect to myWebsite.com/b Now the JavaScript ExtJS library is loading. Extracting the value from the URL (in this ...
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Facebook and Open Graph Protocol

Why is the Facebook open graph protocol beneficial beneficial to my web site? Why do I need to implement some of the meta properties to use the Facebook "Like" button on my web page? I do NOT ...
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Twitter Card - Image with port not showing, but showing without port

Images without port is working. But if image with port, it won't load. Those images with port are not loading: https://webro.ml:8083/images/sprite.png?1446554103 https://www.findmyprofession.com:...
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Does using an open graph description that duplicates the meta description prevent Google from using the description in the search results?

I have a site which is using both an OpenGraph meta description property: <meta property="og:description" ...as well a bog standard Meta description property: <meta name="description" ...
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Open graph data not visible in iFramely or WhatsApp despite working on Facebook

I have this self-hosted WordPress site. I have added all the needed meta tags. They do come up on Facebook open graph debugger and show up when sharing links. They don't work anywhere else. iFramely ...
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Tag property og:type not recognized by the Structured Data Tool

I am currently adding some Schema.org properties on a website and in order to validate my work, I am parsing all pages in Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool. Everything is fine except for one thing,...
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Adding a price range instead of a single price to a product with Open Graph

The Facebook Open Graph prescribes that price of products can be specified this way: <head prefix="og: http://ogp.me/ns# product: http://ogp.me/ns/product#"> ... <meta property="og:...
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Which Open Graph type should be used for product overview pages

What is the Open Graph type I should use for product overview pages? E.g. example.com/laptops which shows a number of laptops. I already use Open Graph metadata per product on this page, but if ...
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Facebook share does not display large thumbnail

I'm trying to share posts from my WordPress blog on Facebook. I want them to show in the new format with large thumbnails. Here's is what I'm using: <meta property='og:site_name' content='<?...
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Facebook thumbnail of my wordpress website disappear after a while. Any idea why?

I have a page with OpenGraph meta tags and when I first published the page it worked like a charm: https://stargazerrock.com/stargazer-definition/ Now, after a few weeks, somehow my post does not ...
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Facebook image for website doesn't change

I am quite new to these SEO and all SEO aspects of social media. I just haved changed title text, description and image URL for websites homepage, but when I try to share it on Facebook, I still get ...
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How to mark images so Facebook doesn't pick them for its post thumbnails?

On our blog, when a post doesn't have any images, Facebook picks banners from the sidebar for the thumbnail images. Is there any way to let Facebook know that those images should not be used?
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How to force Facebook to update an og:image that the scraper didn't download correctly?

My case is like this: I load the og:image by my own CDN (like this: https://cdn03.indozone.id/content/2019/05/14/WYsbvr/t_5cda33b9072e5_700.jpg). Sometimes, when I share to social media (Facebook for ...
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Do I use Open Graph tags in right way? [closed]

Recently I added share button's on my blog but when I press the button to share in facebook the wrong picture shows. Can you check what is wrong? ... ...
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What is the appropriate HTML markup for LinkedIn status updates?

I am using WordPress to power my website. I use WordPress SEO by Yoast as an SEO plugin of choice. It's a nice plugin, adds appropriate markup for Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. However, I ...
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I don't see the preview in facebook also if there are tags

My problem is that I can't see the preview in facebook also if there are "meta propriety" tags. In details in my page there are: <meta property="og:title" content="title"> <meta property="og:...