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Social Sharing Images!

Posted on July 22, 2015 by Elsa under Coffee Break, New and Improved Features, Social Media and Blogging, Theimagefile, Websites and SEO

An open graph image is the picture that is randomly selected by social media networks when someone shares your content via social media. In the past this could be frustrating as often unrelated images were selected or only displayed partially. However it is now possible to upload specific images for each web page of your website. This means that you can now choose images that relate to that particular page or even to help promote your business, for example showing a current offer banner.


To upload your social sharing image log in to theimagefile > go to My Websites > Pages > Edit Web Page > select the page you would like to edit. Scroll down and open the meta tags area of the page. You will need to fill in the browser title of that page as well as the meta description with the text that you want to appear when anyone shares your content. When you have done that you can click the upload button next to “social sharing image”.


For the best results, use images that are at least 1200 x 630 pixels for the best display on high resolution devices. At a minimum the images you use should be at least 600 x 315 pixels however if your images are smaller than this they will still display but will look very small. Try to keep your images as close to 1:91: 1 aspect ratio as possible to display the full image in social media news feeds without cropping. When the content is shared for the first time the Facebook crawler will scrape and cache the metadata from the URL shared