Posting a URL in Facebook

Posting a website URL in Facebook.

I am trying to post a URL from a website that I created in FaceBook and have done this many times with other sites. The link shows with a photo that relates to the story I am posting. When I post something from my OWN website, the link shows up with the logo that is at the top of the page. I would like the photo to show up that is positioned lower on that page.
Wanda MarstonCreative DirectorAsked:
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Allie WattsDemand Generation & Digital Marketing SpecialistCommented:
In order to control the image that populates the link, you will have to update the og metadata. Facebook scraps og metadata while Google just scrapes the simple meta title and meta description. This link has more information on og metadata.

In order to change the image that Facebook is scraping you will have to update the code "og : image". It will look similar to this when it is coded.
og_metadata-example.PNG
Once you have it set up the way you want it, use the Facebook Debugger tool to see what image Facebook will pull from your link.
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Wanda MarstonCreative DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks, This is very helpful and I believe what I need.

I entered the meta tags and ran this through the debugger but I keep getting an error that says the image URL was not valid. I have changed it several times and get the same message.

The following is the code:
<meta property="og:title" content="Paxton No Hitter" />
<meta property="og:type" content="website" />
<meta property="og:url" content="http://www.canadianbaseballnews.com/Cdnbornplayers/CdnNews/18PaxtonNoHitter.html" />
<meta property="og:image" content="http://www.canadianbaseballnews.com/Cdnbornplayers/Paxton/PaxtonArmSm.jpg" />

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Allie WattsDemand Generation & Digital Marketing SpecialistCommented:
I just compared the image link on your website url vs the one you put in the og metadata above and they are different. Your og metadata has this as a the image link and your website has this image in the code.

image-one.JPG
I would start by picking one image to use and make sure your image is 1200 x 627 px. It is also wise to have your og:description filled out. This section can be the difference between someone clicking your link and not. It is also good for SEO.

Here is a link to more information about each of the sections for your reference.
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Wanda MarstonCreative DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your help and quick response. I had no knowledge of these kinds of meta properties. It seems that the internet is changing hourly.
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