Facebook previews of URLs

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Facebook previews of URLs

Post by MavEtJu » 01 July 17 10:33 am

On the topic of Facebook previews of URLs:

The Facebook preview uses the HTML page header "description" meta tag to generate the text to display when you post an URL. For the geocaching.com.au URLs that is "Geocaching is a treasure hunt using a GPS enabled device to find a geocache near your home, city, the bush, anywhere in the world. Beware it can be addictive!".

This is a pretty generic text and doesn't say anything about the page itself. When I share a cache page, it doesn't give any information about the cache, it could for example give information about the cache name, code and location. For the xmas in July page and its friends, it can give some information about that game.

Changing this will draw the attention of the readers more than the generic text about geocaching.


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Re: Facebook previews of URLs

Post by caughtatwork » 01 July 17 12:03 pm

Thanks. This was changed specifically to that text about 12 months ago. We have no current plans to change it.

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