2020 Update from @MattGreer:
It seems like now the image needs to be 1200x630, and not 2:1 anymore.
Once I used that size, my image started showing up. See @johanv's
Original answer from 2015:
There appear to be 2 key considerations which need to be taken care of before the image will display for the [summary_large_image] twitter card:
The 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-dev.twitter.com/validator
Type in the URL you want to update, BUT with a change. For example, add ?utm_source=Whatever
Then just reloaded page with whatever ...
For this to work you need to be able to URL encode some information about your page to insert into links:
URL: http://example.com/mypage.html -> http%3A%2F%2example.com%2Fmypage.html
TITLE: My Page ...
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:
And change it to this:
The best solution I can think of is to use Twitter cards. This will mean though, that you would have to create a page for each image that you'd like Tweet-able - you may be able to get around this with some sort of lightbox iframe.
<meta name="twitter:image:src" content="IMAGESOURCE">
It looks like a lot of people are searching for the same thing as ...
It is illegal to copy someone else's written work without their permission. You should also check the terms and conditions of the social network in question as well, because they may also have clauses where they retain some rights of what users post.
Furthermore, search engines typically frown upon content that is copied straight from other pages and rank ...
Google is pretty vague when it comes to answering questions about Social Media and no one knows exactly how Google uses Twitter or any other social media platform in rankings but what has been confirmed is that Google does use social media signals and things that go viral on social media and get a buzz is often discovered by Google very quickly.
I would say ...
Why do you want to force your users to like your Facebook page when they signup? I would never do this. Imagine you sign up for a page and you notice that they automatically added a Facebook like without asking you.
Instead of this place a box with the "Like" button on the page that is shown after signup.
Blogs seem to be all the rage. But do they always fit the situation? I would answer that by testing a blog internal within the company to first test if there are enough topics that could be covered as to create new and interesting content consistently and for a prolonged period, and two whether you can plan the keyword usage effectively enough to create an ...
Considering the fact that the reach of Facebook pages gets weaker each day I would go with a blog on a domain that I can control - you can always share articles on social media.
Facebook is good for communicating with customers, but I would not use it as a blog as I would loose control over my content.
Creating a company blog is a matter of 2 hours of work ...
Yes, you can. I already have implemented this on my blog with a combination of http://bitly.com/ and http://www.addthis.com/ and it's pretty much easier and you don't need create a bunch of line of code.
First, create and account on bitly.com and addthis.com.
Login in your AddThis account and connect it to your bitly account. Follow this instructions for ...
Twitterbot is owned by Twitter. Basically it comes along to index the content of any given URL (like Google does). I'm not sure, but I think they mostly use this data for the snippets (Twitter Cards) shown that go along with a Tweet with a link ie. the page title, the description, and an image (if present).
So the only downside I see to blocking it would be ...
I entered my email address in on the site, and requested to reset my password. Then after receiving the email and resetting my password I noticed that I was able to use the email address on the account to login instead of Twitter. When I used my email address and what the password was reset to, I was able to obtain an access token.
Modern inbound marketing does not just rely on getting indexed by Google's spiders, or even just Google and Bing/Yahoo. As SEO and SMM become more and more intertwined, more and more social media and social sharing services come into play. As such, you'll see crawlers that aren't just search spiders.
When you post a link on Twitter and it gets shortened by ...
According to Matt Cutt(Head of Webspam and SEO) yeah they count Social media backlink like from facebook and Twitter. they announced in 2010 that they do not but according to latest video on youtube [Does Google use data from social sites in ranking?1 he explained about this and maing sure they are having large followers and content are not auto generated.
You can view the referral traffic by login into to twitter and the same way you would search for hashtags copy and paste the URL, it'll display all the users who interacted with that URL. This process is very time consuming and not that rewarding since it only gives you the satisfaction of saying ok, Jimmy shared my link and then Sarah too...
To look at the ...
The authoritative place to ask this question would be to the developer of your widget, or if you developed the code yourself, post a question in Twitter's Developer Site I see similar questions to yours, but not an exact match, on their developer questions page: Backlinks
Most popular social widgets use the same API supplied by the social site like Twitter, ...
I believe this issue is more of a copyright issue than a twitter issue. If you don't have one's permission to use their images and if you are doing it in an automated way and on a large scale, it would be considered as content scrapping by search engines. Yes it would be aggregation, but aggregation of stuff you don't own and don't have the right to use.
The twitter:player value has to be on a secure server, ie https
Twitter's documentation is pretty bad, but they ask for the twitter:player value to be "HTTPS URL to iframe player". I assume this means the URL of a page which plays the video and has no other content surrounding it, so that it can be placed within an iframe (as opposed to the link you give ...
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 minimum dimensions of 300x157 or maximum of 4096x4096 pixels. Images must be less than 5MB in size), I messed around, Googled around, tried everything, nothing worked....
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 Facebook and Twitter when I used their validators.
http://sproutsocial.com/insights/social-media-image-sizes-guide/#twitter claims that the minimum image size (in pixels) that will show up in a Twitter stream is 440 x 220 (2:1 Ratio).
https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/ultimate-guide-social-media-image-dimensions-infographic claims it should be at least 506 x 253.
Either way, your image size of 366 x 366 ...
It is unlikely to directly affect your site's SERP performance, but it may indirectly harm it, if:
It makes your page load more slowly
It decreases the user's dwell time on your site
A helpful question to to ask if whether it will improve the user's experience on your site, and help them to achieve the goal of their visit.
It doesn't get crawled because it is embedded as an iframe. Pretty much all oembed content is put into an iframe of some sort. Technically it's not page content, it's another URL embedded into a page.
If you wanted to make it indexable you would need to at least copy and paste it into your page.Or hopefully do something a little better.
I think the premise of your question is arguable. I dont think retweets (or tweets) automatically count for 'seo', though I appreciate that would depend on your definition of seo.
See this video here " Are facebook and twitter signals part of the ranking algorithm?'