Have you run into issues when sharing links on Facebook? For instance, Facebook does not pull the right images from your blog post. Instead of sharing content that doesn’t display properly, you should consider using the Facebook debugger tool to fix things.
This way whenever you, your fans, or one of your website readers share content from your blog, Facebook is pulling in the right images from your post and displaying them.
What is the Facebook debugger tool?
The debugger tool, also known as the Facebook delinter tool, is a tool to help fix display issues. These are often referred to as Facebook caching issues.
There are a few different types of caching issues that you will experience when sharing links on Facebook.
Here are some of the types of Facebook caching issues you may experience:
When you share links on Facebook, sometimes they do not pull all of the images from your website. This means you might not get the proper image when you share a link.
This is even worse if your blog readers are sharing links and they don’t include the right images from your posts.
Improperly sized images
A second Facebook caching issue can occur when your images are not sized properly for use on Facebook.
This can occur because Facebook has grabbed an image from a link you shared and incorrectly resized the image. For example, it crops the image in the wrong place.
This can give off an unfavorable impression about your website in the news feed – and it can look bad.
To fix this, it’s not as simple as uploading a new image with your blog post. You need to use the Facebook debugger to fix the Facebook caching issue.
Incorrect title or meta description
A third Facebook caching issue that can occur is when a link is shared and Facebook does not display any information. This can mean a missing title, incorrect meta description, or incorrect images.
Here is an example of a Facebook caching issue with a missing title and missing meta description.
Fortunately, all of these issues can be fixed by using the Facebook debugger tool. To use the debugger tool, follow the instructions below.
If you manage a Facebook Page, the Facebook debugger tool is one of my favorite social media tools – I even have it bookmarked. This way I can fix any Facebook issue quickly.
Accessing the Facebook debugger tool
To fix your caching issues, simply launch the debugger tool. There, paste in a link to a blog post that has image issues, and press the “debug” button.
This will empty the Facebook cache for your website link and you everything should be fixed!
Fixing issues with the Facebook debugger tool
The great thing about the debugger tool is that it’s easy to use and it can help you fix things quickly!
If this is your first time using the Facebook debugger tool, what other questions do you have about this tool?
Leave a comment below and tell me what other questions do you have about the Facebook debugger tool (also known as the Facebook delinter) and how the Facebook debugger tool has helped you on your site.