Author LynneHuy
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Setting which image shows up when you do your social media shares can make or break your social media marketing efforts!

At one stage before I could figure this out my websites kept sharing my profile image from my about me widget on every single social share, as you can image it was a nightmare.

My social shares were a mess until I figured out this nifty little trick.

All you need to do is to activate Social Meta in your Feature Manager of All In One SEO and this will enable you to then set the specific image you would like shared for each and every post.

You access the social settings below your post or page in the All In One Section, just click on social settings next to Main Settings. You can also set a special title and description for social shares that is different to your meta settings.

I hope you found this helpful!

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phollett Premium
Hi Lynn,

I got the image I wanted but when I click on it in Facebook, my website does not come up.I did put the link in the comment about the post.Have I missed something or is that the way it is. Plus are there i rules from Facebook about putting the link ,after the comment about the post?Thanks and have great day.
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LynneHuy Premium
Hi Phyllis

Did you upload the image to Facebook and then add your comment? My training shows you how to tell your post which image it must show when your post is shared to social networks. So if you have added that image as shown in my training and share your post to social media that is the image that will show up. You don't need to upload the post to social media.

Maybe give me some more info if I am not understanding you correctly?
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phollett Premium
Thanks Lynn and its good now as I went over the training again.I have it bookmarked for next time and thanks for the training again.
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SUZIENATURAL Premium
HI Lynne, How do I add an image to appear when I am sharing my home page link. I am getting that dreaded gray man when posting to FB. I read somewhere that you can clear FB cache, do you know anything about that? I also do not see a FB Dedugg with the theme I am using, Twenty Seventeen
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TonyHamilton Premium
Suzette,

if you are using the "All-in-one-SEO then you can choose your image under the "Social Meta" tab my friend.

Let me know if this answers helps you Suzette,

Tony
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SUZIENATURAL Premium
Resolved, Thank you Tony. I actually had to go to FB Sharing Debugger and that resolved the problem.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Awesome Suzette!

You are welcome and thank you my friend for letting me know.
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edmo53 Premium
Very helpful. Thank you very much!

Ed
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shadonna Premium
Thank you Lynne, this was terrific help i appreciate it.
Shane
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LynneHuy Premium
It's a pleasure!
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dchapman3 Premium
It's too easy, thanks for showing me this. I learn something new every day.
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LynneHuy Premium
I'm happy to be able to help you with that Donad :)
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Inaeliza Premium
Thank you! It was very helpful! Also thank you today, for the help (in the chat) :).
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LynneHuy Premium
Any time Ina :) I am happy to help!
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DennisBrown Premium
Thanks for this Lynn
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barbaraA Premium
Thanks. I have some work to do now! All good.
Barbara
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sns1977 Premium
Thank you.
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newmarketpro Premium
That was very helpful Lynne. It's happened in one of my sites that whenever I want to share my post to Facebook, the picture appeared was the blank person image. Now I figured out. Thanks for the training.

Just wonder that some of my sites with the same setting (I believe) do not have that problem.

Thanks again

:)
jOe
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LynneHuy Premium
I believe it may be theme dependent. I have one website where I never have to set it and it always takes my featured image, however two of my websites pull blank! That is when I researched how to set the image for social shares and created this training to share it with you all.
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kidcolt Premium
Hi! I tried this. I chose and uploaded and then updated. Do I still need to copy paste or is it automatically transferred to google plus? Because I edited post on google plus but the pictures did not show.
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LynneHuy Premium
The social image that you chose should show up when you share it on Google Plus and all other social networks too. However if you are editing an old post on Google Plus then that won't work, it should work for all future shares though.
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abdul11 Premium
did you use all in one
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sdawson Premium
Thanks so much, this really helps me solve a problem. - Shirley
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Gunnertwist Premium
Thanks for sharing. It was very helpful. :)

carl
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WealthyAsFCK Premium
LOL, you're like 'ops, whats going on here?' after only a second of a blank page....haha...do you remember the public libraries? the load times were an hour practically...I loaded like 3 pages in my sessions.
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JPride Premium
Awesome training! Thank you!
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Vinsquest Premium
So simple! That is good to know. Thank you for sharing! :)
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Kerryanne Premium
Thanks very much Lynne, this is really helpful.
Have a great day
-Kerryanne :)
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Jackiex4 Premium
Hey Lynne
That's great training. So simple yet it has been troubling me for ages.
Thanks so much
Jackie
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LynneHuy Premium
So happy I could help you sort it out Jackie!
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RoriO Premium
Thanks, Lynne! I wish I had this a couple months ago when I was stuck. I'm sure your piece here will be very helpful to many. Good job!
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LynneHuy Premium
LOL Yes I was so stuck with it too a while back!
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RoriO Premium
Excellent reason to create the overcoming lesson! Thx!
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Paul1916 Premium
Great training, thanks for letting me know about this
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sinwm Premium
Good info. Thanks for sharing, Lynne.
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TomasB Premium
Nice one Lynne. This is one of those little details I think a lot of us
were trying to figure out. Thanks.
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LynneHuy Premium
It is a pleasure as always!
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swhittington Premium
It has been driving me nuts when I share a post and the wrong photo shows up.. Thank You so much for clarifying this and making it so simple!
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LynneHuy Premium
I'm so happy I could help you resolve this little problem! It makes such a big difference :)
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joekeriii Premium
Thanks, very helpful!
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Marcus1978 Premium
I've missed hearing your South African voice, Lynne :-)
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LynneHuy Premium
LOL Marcus, that is so sweet. I have just been so busy! Trust me I have wanted to create training, it has just been impossible to find the time :)
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jivitaa339 Premium
Thanks Lynne for sharing!
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kasage00 Premium
Thanks, that is helpful
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varleysheen Premium
I do this but when it comes to the facebook bit, my image is never shown just the title and description
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LynneHuy Premium
Really? That is strange Steven! I am not sure what to suggest here?
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varleysheen Premium
I think it has something to do with the size or somethng
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RoriO Premium
I think it is size! Try staying in 200 x 300 range.
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LynneHuy Premium
Steven I usually set my image to be shared as my first blog image which is the one called "Blog Title" in Canva which is 560 x 315 because my featured images for those blogs are really small and I don't want those to be my shared images on social media.

Maybe give that a go?
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varleysheen Premium
sounds like a plan
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LynneHuy Premium
I hope that works Steven! Let me know!
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WilliamBH Premium
Great trick Lynne .. thank you. Cheers, William.
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Cynthiah1 Premium
Yes this is very helpful.
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drcmaint Premium
Thanks for this.
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KayWinkler Premium
Really cool. Thanks for sharing!
Kay
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LynneHuy Premium
Any time Kay!
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iainclarke Premium
Many thanks Lynne. Very useful info. All the best. Ian
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LynneHuy Premium
It is a pleasure Ian :)
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SadieChan Premium
Thanks Lynne for this training.
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LynneHuy Premium
Always a pleasure Sadie!
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brandonacox Premium
Very helpful! I use Yoast instead of AIO, but it has the same functionality. Very handy!
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LynneHuy Premium
Awesome, thanks for sharing that. I have used Yoast before but I never set anything myself when I had it so thanks for letting us know!
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rosie40 Premium
thanks for sharing,, that used to fustrate me too...... Will give it a go?? what do you use as a author box on the side bar of your website???
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LynneHuy Premium
Hi Rosie

It is a pleasure, umm I used Ultimate Widget Light for 2 of my websites :)
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rosie40 Premium
ok thank,,,, will add them now.....
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rosie40 Premium
do you know the best size image for facebook??
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LynneHuy Premium
Hi Rose :) Have you checked out Canva yet? They have all the right sizes for each social network and it is like oh so easy to use!
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rosie40 Premium
hey thanks,,, yes I use it myself. what about thou for the featured image in the social shares post. when I select an image,,, sometimes It doesn't come out right on the facebook feed,,, so I was wandering,, when I post the image for my blog,, what size shall I make it so when I select it for the social share it comes out right????
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LynneHuy Premium
Rose I use the one called "Blog Title" for my social image :)
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rosie40 Premium
ok thanks
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LynneHuy Premium
It is a pleasure!
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