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[resolved] LinkedIn images not showing (5 posts)

  1. Uprootednut
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I just installed your plugin after having so many issues with linkedin sharing. Your is the first plugin (including the linkedin plugins) that has produce a consistent result for my website. Previously the wrong descriptions or no description were being displayed however with your only the image doesnt display.

    Any idea whys this may be?

    Example Post - http://blog.signetresources.co.uk/technology-recruitment-change-better/




  2. Uprootednut
    Posted 2 years ago #

    A note on this, I have a feeling this theme mayby slightly to blame, I can't tell you why but when I was using 2014 the plugin seemed to work better, now the descriptions only seem to be a word or two long.

  3. micropat
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Joe,

    LinkedIn and a few other services crawl your site to choose which thumbnail to display, so it's not an issue with the AddToAny plugin. I'll mark this particular topic as resolved and give some insight:

    Since both LinkedIn and Facebook scan your page's Open Graph tags to determine a page's thumbnail & description, you can use Facebook's one-of-a-kind debugger to test your pages:

    The debugger shows that your page above parses just fine, so it's an issue with LinkedIn, which is unsurprising given the LinkedIn sharing product's history.

    Unfortunately, LinkedIn's sharing feature has been broken for years. Once a page is misread by LinkedIn, there's no way to purge their cache and fix it. This is a huge oversight on their part. The most you can do is make sure your site follows their guidelines for your new posts & pages:

  4. Uprootednut
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply, this is what is frustrating as I am using the Open Graph tags,


    <meta property="og:title" content="Technology in recruitment" />
    <meta property="og:description" content="How has recruitment changed in the last decade? Recruiter Jane Blackmore looks at how technology in recruitment has impacted the day to day job." />
    <meta property="og:url" content="http://blog.signetresources.co.uk/technology-recruitment-change-better/" />
    <meta property="og:image" content="http://blog.signetresources.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2014/03/download.jpg" />
    <meta property="og:image" content="http://blog.signetresources.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2014/03/ID-100130581-300x296.jpg" />
    <meta property="og:image" content="http://blog.signetresources.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2014/03/ID-100197902-300x300.jpg" />
    <meta property="og:image" content="http://blog.signetresources.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2014/03/download-300x222.jpg" />

    There are 4 potential images for it to use, and I have tested this with facebook which works fine.

    Is there another way to debug this?

  5. micropat
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Google offers a debugger:

    LinkedIn does not. You can create a new page (brand new permalink) to test your changes against LinkedIn's sharing roulette.

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