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What's the difference between og description and meta description?

Meta Description = Search Engines, OG Descriptions = Social Platforms Meta Description is used by Search Engines Bots, while the OG (The Open Graph protocol) is used by Social Media Bots, therefore ...
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Twitter card [summary_large_image] not displaying image

In most cases this can simply be Twitter's card cache. It is very slow to update, up to a week. To force refresh it, see here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/58842765/2873507 Go to https://cards-...
Vic Seedoubleyew's user avatar
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Should <meta property="og:image" content="..."> have an alt tag?

No, you do not need an alt attribute on that meta tag. In fact, it is not even allowed as others have already said. However, (today) Open Graph specifies and even suggests to provide the image alt ...
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Twitter card [summary_large_image] not displaying image

In case this is useful for anyone else, my issue was using a relative path instead of a full URL. For example /images/example.png I had to change it to https://example.com/images/example.png.
Matt Gaunt's user avatar
8 votes

Twitter card [summary_large_image] not displaying image

In my case my image path had an extra forward slash, which worked fine in-browser, but wasn't picked up by Twitter. It was a one character error that was hard to spot. E.g. check for this: https://...
David Calhoun's user avatar
7 votes
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Does Facebook Need both og:image and og:image:secure_url for HTTPS only site?

As I understand it, if your site is 100% SSL (and everything redirects to HTTPS, so there is essentially no plain HTTP) then you only need the og:image tag in which you specify the https://... URL. ...
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5 votes
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Google Structured Data Testing Tool Repeat Error: "The URL could not be rendered. Some markup may be missing."

After: isolating error triggers assessing what all the error triggers had in common (they all referred to external .svg files) The answer is: Google Structured Data Testing Tool doesn't yet know ...
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How can you get a thumbnail when you share a PDF on Facebook

No, there is no such implementation. Open Graph metadata comes from specifically formatted links on a web page, and not from the PDF document itself (or a link to download it). You must create a ...
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Does each separate page require unique Open Graph Protocol markup or will a 'global' one suffice?

Short answer: Yes. Long answer: The Open Graph tags are used to display a preview of the content on social-media sites. The better the preview of the linked content represents the actual content, the ...
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Twitter card [summary_large_image] not displaying image

I was scratching my head on this because I had done everything right. It turns out that my page was cached from when it had no meta property tags on it. The card images showed up straight away on ...
Shane Hastings's user avatar
4 votes

Twitter card [summary_large_image] not displaying image

I had the same problem, and I tried a lot of things. I checked the robots.txt, I checked the meta tags, I checked the image specifications on the twitter documentation (aspect ratio of 2:1 with ...
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Same og:title and title on a page

It seems counterintuitive to me, but if we take IMDB as an example of proper implementation, we can see that they use the same value for the og:title and <title> tags. To see for yourself, view ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
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Opengraph image and license

I can't imagine any case where this could result in legal action. The worst I could imagine is a court ordered cease-and-desist if they already asked you to remove it and you did not. There is no ...
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How to modify Social media sharing thumbnail grid?

You need a very small image - the sharing thumbnail has to do with the size of the image/aspect ratio and can be very inconsistent. For Facebook the rule is to use a minimum of 600x315px to display ...
Mike Ciffone's user avatar
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How to force Facebook to update an og:image that the scraper didn't download correctly?

You can force Facebook to re-fetch the meta data of a given URL by entering it in this tool and selecting the option Fetch new scrape information. This is useful when you change (or add) open graph ...
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Do og:sitename, article:tag, article:section have any real effects on website performance?

These are all Open Graph protocol tags. The OG protocol is a metadata standard introduced by Facebook, and understood by many other online platforms like Twitter. While they won't help you with ...
Henry Visotski's user avatar
3 votes
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How to make my web page geo location enabled?

The best way is to use Local Business schema, we’re really talking about types and properties within the schema.org vocabulary that are used to categorize and define information about businesses. ...
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3 votes

Is it okay to omit Open Graph and Twitter tags for social network cards and SEO?

Twitter-specific Tags The twitter-specific title and description meta tags are redundant if they are identical to your og tags, so you can leave them out. If you omit twitter:title, Twitter will ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
2 votes

Do Twitter Card tags and OpenGraph meta tags conflict with each other? Do I need both?

Short answer: No they do not. Yes you should have both. Order does not matter. Twitter only detects the twitter card tags, and facebook only detects OG data. Defining slightly different images, for ...
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Which tags does Google use for displaying titles and descriptions in the search results?

Here Google pick your title in this order. Google prefer this first <title> Google Strongly use this Webpage Title </title>. Google can also use your H1 tag, DMOZ directory, and Anchor ...
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Is it bad for SEO to have the same content for meta description and og:description?

No it is not bad. There are lot's of articles where marketing guys tells about the meta description and SEO, but in reality Google does not use them most of the time. They use them just for snippet, ...
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Facebook thumbnail of my wordpress website disappear after a while. Any idea why?

I inspected your page That image is an html img tag that points at an https url that stores your image. <img class="scaledImageFitWidth img" src="https://external-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image....
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How Do I Force Pinterest To Use Portrait OG Image Tag

There can be upto six og:image tags. Refer to the Article Pins So when you add image for Facebook, you would like to specify as following og:image along with og:image:width (1200) and og:image:...
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2 votes

Should There Be OpenGraph / Twitter Card Images & Meta Tags On Every Page?

OpenGraph/Twitter meta tags should be used on any page that anybody is likely to send to someone else on social media or in chat apps. This is the tags' purpose - they make the link appear nicer on ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
2 votes

Is it necessary to register website on facebook, twitter or LinkedIn for og: tags

No, it is not necessary to register your website to get opengraph-enabled links on those sites. All that's necessary is for the tags to be present. My guess is that your tags are malformed. If you ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
2 votes

Is it okay to omit Open Graph and Twitter tags for social network cards and SEO?

The only negative impact you'll see potentially would be in engagement on social media due to the snippet being smaller/less "in your face" on social media: Likes, Click Through Rate. ...
Mike Ciffone's user avatar
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2 votes
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Facebook share not picking up Open Graph tags from s3 static hosting

So I figured out what was the issue. Not sure why that is the issue though... When I uploaded the HTML file through S3 SDK, I thought that Content-Type was a mandatory field. So I tried various types(...
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2 votes

What's the use of obscure Open Graph (og:) meta tags?

Facebook has the ability to handle the task of identifying the height and width of the images. However, OpenGraph is a protocol that can be used by many other services, which instead of automatically ...
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Is there a way to indicate that a web page may have “disturbing” content for OpenGraph/Google etc

Schema.org This vocabulary doesn’t seem to offer a suitable way. Nearby are: isFamilyFriendly Indicates whether this content is family friendly. typicalAgeRange The typical expected age range, e.g....
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<meta property="og:type" content="video or website?

It probably won't make a difference to Google (or Bing). Open Graph tags, while understood by Google, are mainly there for social, specifically Facebook and Twitter (which has Twitter cards but also ...
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