Thursday, 7 April 2016

Social Media Open Graph Meta Tags for Blogger

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest Social Meta Tags

In order to get more and more visitors to your blog, you must be a wonder to share the posts on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest etc. But unfortunately, when your readers click the sharing buttons, they can not share the correct post description and thumbnail. In these cases, you have to render social media tags inside your blogger template to avoid the wrong post description and thumbnail.

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You might have noticed that comment avatar, and other irrelevant images from your sidebars come up when you share the post on Facebook. The solution to this is to specify the image in the page metadata. We will be using open graph tags for the same.

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Adding Social Media Open Graph Meta Tags to BlogSpot Blogs

  1. Login to your Blogger Dashboard >Template >Edit HTML
  2. Click inside the template editor and Press Ctrl + F
  3. Search the <head> and paste the following code snippet right below it
  4. <head prefix='og: fb: article:'> <!-- Share Image --> <link href='YOUR_LOGO_IMAGE' rel='image_src'/> <!-- Open Graph Meta Tags --> <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;index&quot;'> <meta expr:content='data:blog.title' property='og:site_name'/> <meta expr:content='data:blog.pageName' property='og:title'/> <meta expr:content='data:blog.canonicalUrl' property='og:url'/> <meta content='article' property='og:type'/> <b:else/> <meta expr:content='data:blog.title' property='og:title'/> <meta content='blog' property='og:type'/> </b:if> <b:if cond='data:blog.metaDescription'> <meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' property='og:description'/> <!-- <b:else/> <meta expr:content='data:post.snippet' property='og:description'/> data:post.snippet only work after body tag --> </b:if> <b:if cond='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl'> <meta expr:content='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl' property='og:image'/> <b:else/> <meta content='YOUR_LOGO_IMAGE' property='og:image'/> </b:if> <!-- /Open Graph Meta Tags -->
    Facebook Meta Tags
    <!-- Facebook Meta Tags --> <meta content='YOUR_FACEBOOK_ID' property='fb:admins'/> <!-- find your facebook if from --> <meta content='YOUR_APP_ID' property='fb:app_id'/> <meta expr:content='&quot;en_US&quot;' property='og:locale'/> <!-- en_US refers to US English language --> <meta expr:content='&quot;en_GB&quot;' property='og:locale:alternate'/> <!-- en_GB refers to UK English language --> <meta expr:content='&quot;ne_NP&quot;' property='og:locale:alternate'/> <!-- ne_NP refers to Nepali language -->
    Google Authorship and Publisher Markup
    <link href='' rel='author'/> <link href='' rel='publisher'/> Markup Tags for Google+
    <!-- Markup Tags for Google+ --> <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;index&quot;'> <meta expr:content='data:blog.pageName' itemprop='name'/> <meta expr:content='data:blog.canonicalUrl' itemprop='url'/> <b:else/> <meta expr:content='data:blog.title' itemprop='name'/> <meta expr:content='data:blog.homepageUrl' itemprop='url'/> </b:if> <meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' itemprop='description'/> <b:if cond='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl'> <meta expr:content='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl' itemprop='image'/> <b:else/> <meta content='YOUR_LOGO_IMAGE' itemprop='image'/> </b:if> <!-- / Markup Tags for Google+ -->
    Twitter Card Tags
    <!-- Twitter Card Tags --> <meta content='@TWITTER_USER' name='twitter:site'/> <meta content='@TWITTER_USER' name='twitter:creator'/> <b:if cond='data:post.firstImageUrl'> <meta content='summary_large_image' name='twitter:card'/> <!-- summary_large_image or any other your card types --> <meta expr:content='data:post.firstImageUrl' name='twitter:image'/> <b:else/> <meta content='summary' name='twitter:card'/> <b:if cond='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl'> <meta expr:content='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl' name='twitter:image'/> </b:if> </b:if> <b:if cond='data:blog.pageName'> <meta expr:content='data:blog.pageName' name='twitter:title'/> <b:else/> <meta expr:content='data:blog.title' name='twitter:title'/> </b:if> <b:if cond='data:blog.metaDescription'> <meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' name='twitter:description'/> <b:else/> <meta expr:content='data:post.snippet' name='twitter:description'/> </b:if> <meta expr:content='data:post.sharePostUrl' name='twitter:url'/> <!-- /Twitter Card Tags -->
    Pinterest Rich Pins Tags
    <!-- Pinterest Rich Pins Tags --> <b:loop values="data:post.labels" var="label"> </b:loop> <!-- /Pinterest Rich Pins Tags -->

    Now whenever you share your blog posts to social media, you will see the everything working right.

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