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is there anyway to customise the thumbnail when posting a link on FB?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by leonnox, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. leonnox

    leonnox Registered Member

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    maybe is a little bit off-topic...or maybe not ;) i post several videos (from youtube and my website), FB decides what to put as thumbnail, instead i would like to produce by myself a more appealing thumbnail and associate it to the link itself...i know i can do it on the website, but since i'm not the webmaster it would be a mess...is any trick or code line to associate to the link i post on fb to customise the thumbnail?
    thanks :)
     
  2. leonnox

    leonnox Registered Member

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    i suppose there is no way :(
     
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    infTee Junior Member

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    Have a read of this:
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    http://developers.facebook.com/docs/share/
    Scroll down to basic tags, it explains how to set the thumbnail, title and description.
     
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    leonnox Registered Member

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    thank u very much, but this solves the problem form the website side...i know they made an error so that meta/content is pointing for each video to the same thumbanail!!!! crazy isn't it? but since i cannot control directly the website and changes takes so much time i was interested if there is a way to change thumbnail directly on the code i post on fb...i assume there is not :(
     
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    I don't think so no, sorry.
     
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  6. benmarvin

    benmarvin Junior Member

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    FWIW, Google+ lets you choose the thumbnail when you post links. Might not work for what you're doing, but you can try using the same method on G+ if the thumbnails are that important.

    Or you can point your links to another page that you do have control over and have it forward to the actual content. Just some ideas.
     
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