Hey, Derral here. So have you ever tried to
share a link on Facebook and the thumbnail doesn’t show up? Isn’t that really frustrating?
Well the other day it happened to me. I was going to post this really cool YouTube video
and this is what I got. Man, it even made me so mad that I even said the dreaded “f”
word… “Facebook!” Now in this video I’m going to show you two separate ways to have
those thumbnails always show up in Facebook. Now this technique really works with YouTube
videos and other types of links. Stay tuned. Alright, let’s go ahead and fix that thumbnail
and get that Meta information pulled into your post. Now there’s two ways to do this.
The first way is using Facebook. And you’re going to go to https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug
now you’re going to see that here, and it’s also in the description below. And what you’re
wanting to do now is to go ahead and to put your URL here and hit “Debug”. What this does,
this actually puts Facebook and it goes back and spiders the information and you can see
that it went and scraped the information back on that URL. And it pulled in the object and
it’s seen the image there. And we’re able to pull all this information, which it looks
good! It looks like it’s now fixed. Now let’s see if we fix that post, so let’s go ahead
and delete this one off. And let’s hit refresh here and let’s go ahead and hit it and now
it’s fixed. Now that’s the first one, but here’s the second
one because sometimes this other one doesn’t work, the debugger tool doesn’t work. You
actually need to make a URL shortener. So you can go to http://bitly.com, ok? This is
one that I prefer, or you can go to any URL shortners. Google has their shortner and there
is also a list in the description below. You put your URL there and you hit “Shorten” ok,
and once you do that you can just copy the URL and this just gives you another URL shortner
here go ahead and copy that real quick, come back over to… let’s go ahead and refresh
this again. This gives you a different link. And then that fixes that as well! Hey, you’ve got to love it. Now your thumbnail
is actually going to show up. I was frustrated when my thumbnail didn’t show up. Now before
you go I have a lot of great training coming up. Now on Mondays I have Facebook or Google+
training. You don’t want to miss that, and on Thursday I have some great YouTube training.
You guys don’t want to miss these training videos, so subscribe to my channel; you won’t
miss it, look in the feed. But also follow me on Google+ I have a lot of great training
coming out on Google+ as well. Thanks, guys for watching and have a productive day!