It really sucks when you’re just published an awesome article or when you’ve stumbled upon a really cool site, and when you start to share it with your friends (starting with Facebook where most of us now live our lives), truth hits you in the face: WHY IS THERE NO THUMBNAIL?! Everyone knows that humans are visual creatures, and it affects a great deal (in terms of the number of likes, comments and shares you end up getting) whether or not there is a visual accompaniment to the link you’ve just shared.
So you can imagine my disappointment when I first started sharing my blog, Crazy Curious, on my Facebook timeline and this is what I saw:
And it gets increasing frustrating when you refresh your page and try X times to get that stupid thumbnail to appear, and fail. Good thing is that this got the #geekgirl in me to set out in search of some answers. And the good news is, I found the solution!
Check out this Facebook Debugger:
Amazing how much information about your link it pulls out, and on top of that, it solves your problem.
Oh look, happy days.