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[Resolved] LinkedIn images not showing

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  • 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.

    Plugin Author micropat

    @micropat

    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:
    https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug

    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:
    https://developer.linkedin.com/documents/setting-display-tags-shares

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

    e.g.

    <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?

    Plugin Author micropat

    @micropat

    Google offers a debugger:
    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

    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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