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Make Social Media count for your marketing strategy with Squirrly’s Social Media Settings. Easily set it up once. Then sit back and enjoy how great your shares look.

Once the Squirrly SEO Open Graph is activated, the process is made automatically and all the website URLs will have the right look on Social Media sharing. You’ll get to control how your Facebook shares look like and make sure Facebook displays the image and the description you want it to display.

All you need to do is make sure you have the right Open Graph type set up for each URL. You set this up once, and ensure your social media shares will always look great.

To validate the Twitter Card, you just need to validate the main domain in the Twitter Validator section and then all your articles will display with a snippet every time they get shared on Twitter.


How to Access Social Media Settings

The Social Media settings are located within the SEO Settings section of Squirrly SEO. Navigate to Squirrly SEO > SEO Settings > Social Media from your WordPress Dashboard in order to reach it.

How to Access Social Media Settings

Go to Squirrly > SEO Settings > Social Media from your WordPress Dashboard.


Activate Open Graph

When you share a post on Facebook, Facebook will look at OG (Open Graph) METAs in order to show a beautiful snippet.

To make sure a website has all the Open Graph METAs, webmasters would usually go to Facebook Graph Debugger and request a new Fetch for an URL.

! Squirrly can automatically do this for you and automatically fetch the Squirrly Snippet to Facebook Graph Debugger every time you update the content on a page. So this is one less thing you need to worry about.

Default Open Graph Image

It’s important to have a custom, attractive image set for Open Graph for each URL you want to share on social media to make your posts more enticing and get more clicks.

However, there may be instances where you forget to add a custom image. In this instance, Squirrly will pick up the featured image or the first image it finds in your post and set it as the image for Open Graph.

But what happens if there are no images in your post whatsoever?

In this case, when that post will be shared on Facebook or LinkedIn, there will be no image to accompany it.

The Default Open Graph Image option comes in to help you avoid such scenarios.

This option is extremely useful if you want an easy solution to make sure that all URLs will be displayed alongside an image when shared on Facebook or LinkedIn.

All you have to do is select the image you want to be displayed. Click on Select Image as shown in the screenshot below. This will open your Media Gallery. Choose an image. And that’s it! For URLs that DON’T have an image set, Facebook and LinkedIn will show this image alongside your URL whenever said URL is shared.

Important!

  • Make sure that the image you select as your Default Open Graph Image is appropriately sized. Only choose images that are at least: 500px wide.

Otherwise, it is possible that Facebook won’t display your image correctly.


NOTE!

In Bulk SEO, there is a task called OG image that appears to the right of the screen when you click on the Open Graph Element. This task checks to see whether you set a good-looking image for your URL.

Selecting a Default Open Graph Image will prompt that task to turn Green. However, it is still important to make sure that you have a dedicated image for each post and not rely solely on the default Open Graph image to ensure your Facebook and LinkedIn shares look good.

Facebook Share Language

To activate the Facebook translator, you need to tell Facebook in which language you write your articles. By default, Squirrly SEO sets the WordPress language selected at Settings > General.


Facebook App ID

This option will add the fb:app_id Meta Tag in Open Graph. Including the fb:app_id Meta Tag will allow the Facebook scraper to associate the Open Graph entity for every URL with an application. This will allow any admins of that app to view Insights about that URL and any social plugins connected with it.

To get an App ID from your Facebook, you need to create a new dev App for your website and add the App ID in Squirrly SEO.

If you don’t add the App ID you will get a warning when you check your URL with Facebook Sharing Tool: Warning: fb:app_id hasn’t been included in the meta tags


Facebook Admin ID

To connect your website to a Facebook admin/moderator you can add one or multiple admin IDs from your profile account.

If you don’t know your Admin ID, you can add your profile URL and Squirrly SEO will grab the Admin ID from it.


Open Graph Type

To set the Open Graph type for all posts from a Post Type, go to Squirrly > SEO Settings > Automation, select the Post Type, scroll to


Activate Twitter Card

When you share a post on Twitter, Twitter will look at Twitter Card METAs to grab the information for the Twitter feed snippet.

To activate Twitter Card, switch on Activate Twitter Card option and add your Twitter account at Twitter Profile URL.


Default Twitter Card Image

It’s important to have a custom, attractive image set for Twitter Card for each URL you want to share on social media to make your posts more enticing and get more clicks.

However, there may be instances where you forget to add a custom image. In this instance, Squirrly will pick up the featured image or the first image it finds in your post and set it as the image for Twitter Card.

But what happens if there are no images in your post whatsoever?

In this case, when that post will be shared on Twitter, there will be no image to accompany it.

The Default Twitter Card Image option comes in to help you avoid such scenarios.

This option is extremely useful if you want an easy solution to make sure that all URLs will be displayed alongside an image when shared on Twitter.

All you have to do is select the image you want to be displayed. Click on Select Image as shown in the screenshot below. This will open your Media Gallery. Choose an image. And that’s it! For URLs that don’t have an image set, Twitter will show this image alongside your URL whenever said URL is shared.

Important!

  • Make sure that the image you select as your Default Twitter Card Image is appropriately sized. Only choose images that are at least: 500px wide.

Otherwise, it is possible that Twitter won’t display your image correctly.

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NOTE!

In Bulk SEO, there is a task called TC image that appears to the right of the screen when you click on the Twitter Card Element. This task checks to see whether you set a good-looking image for your URL.

Selecting a Default Twitter Card Image will prompt that task to turn Green. However, it is still important to make sure that you have a dedicated image for each post and not rely solely on the default Twitter Card image to ensure your Twitter shares look good.

Share Tweets with Large Images

After you set the above information, go to Twitter Card Validator and verify the Twitter Card. You only need to validate your domain once and Twitter will create a snippet for each shared URL.


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