Do you use Open Graph to control how your links are shared?
17/02/2018 11:05 AM by
Open Graph is a metadata tag that allows you to control what content shows up when a page is shared on social media networks.
It should be placed on the <head> section of your page. The most used properties are:
<meta property="og:title" content="Your Custom Title" />
<meta property="og:description" content="Your custom description of the page." />
<meta property="og:image" content="https://www.YourCustomImage.jpg"/>
- Figure: Bad example - Shared link has no image and the title was "guessed" by LinkedIn
- Figure: Good example - Shared link has a nice image and title, both defined via Open Graph tags
Note: For LinkedIn you might need to add the prefix as following:
<meta prefix="og: http://ogp.me/ns#" property='og:title' content="Microsoft Azure | SSW Consulting - Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne"/>
More information and other properties can be found at http://ogp.me
Do you feel this rule needs an update?