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Posted on 2016-09-25
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Hi all,
I need some information regarding a site's thumbnail.
You know how you reference a site and a small image may appear to show the site...I have no idea how they use a thumbnail choice.
You see I have a site bizgro.jobs and if you reference it in GLIP for example, the picture it shows is facebooks icon...I don't know how to change this?  I think it happens in facebook as well.  You add a website link and a small image will show with a site description?  This is the one I am talking about?
Does anyone have any idea?
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Question by:Amanda Watson
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Maybe this will help:
Sharing Facebook -- Open Graph
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Thanks for this, but it didn't seem to do anything at all and I still see facebook as my thumbnail??
Any ideas?
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But it isn't working
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You probably need to make sure the image that you want to show up as the features image is already added to the <head></head> of your HTML file as a meta property tag. Something like this:

<meta property="og:image" content="http://bizgro.jobs/images/test.jpg" />

At least how it used to work in facebook. Please let me know if it worked.
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Yes I have added that in the header...it hasn't changed it at all?
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This is the head of my site
<link rel="image_src" href="http://www.bizgro.jobs/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/girlphone.jpg" />
<meta property="og:image" content="http://www.bizgro.jobs/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/girlphone.jpg" />

But I still get good ol facebook icon as my thumbnail.  Please does anyone have any ideas at least how to remove facebook??
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by:Amanda Watson
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It turns out it was in Yeost settings
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by:Amanda Watson
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Something in Yeos SEO plugin was preventing the image being read
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by:Ali Eslamifar
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Interesting, thanks for sharing the update here Amanda. I'm glad the problem has been solved.
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