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Andrej Miklosik
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How to Use the Facebook Link Debugger & Common Red Flags

Facebook Link Debugger is a useful tool for correcting any errors you may encounter when posting. We’re going to walk you through a quick tutorial on how to use the Facebook Link Debugger, common errors and what they mean, and how to fix them to get your Facebook posts looking exactly the way you want them to.

Facebook Link Debugger
FB Link Debugger – Sharing your content the right way

Debug the Link 

All you do is copy the link that isn’t displaying properly and paste it into your Debugger. Then, click “Debug” and let it run. The tool will scan your link and display a set of error messages corresponding to the link.

Fix the Errors 

Facebook makes it very easy to flag your errors and tell you exactly what is wrong with your posts. The tool will display a section entitled, “Warnings That Should Be Fixed.” This is where you will find a short summary of any red flags, as well as information on how to fix them. A few of the warnings include:

Selected Open Graph Properties in the Facebook Link Debugger
Selected Open Graph properties in FB Link Debugger

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Once you make changes to fix the error messages you see, you can scrape it all again and see if there are any more errors you want to correct. If there aren’t, you’re ready to post it. It’ll look just like you need it to look. The Facebook Link Preview part will show you how the link will be displayed when sharing on Facebook.

Link preview in Facebook Debugger
Link Preview in Facebook Debugger

Ready for More?

Do you want to know more in-depth information about the Facebook Link Debugger and how it can enhance all of your posts and improve your marketing strategy? If so, we invite you to check out our complete guide to link previews that outlines everything you want to know about this handy tool.

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Andrej Miklosik

Andrej Miklosik

Andrej specializes in search-centric marketing which focuses on connecting all communication channels, both offline and online, into one coherent and functional system, where communication messages come through all channels and media efficiently.Browse articles published by Andrej and get inspiration for your social media marketing strategy and projects today!