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Social Media Card

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What is a social media card?

A social media card is a preview of your website that displays on social media platforms when people link to your website. It usually contains a title and picture along with a short description of the linked page. Social media cards are great for brand identity and consistency; they give you more control over how your brand represents itself on other platforms.

 

 

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How can I create a social media card for my website?

Most CMSs allow you to add a social media card in their site settings. If you are using WordPress, you may need to install an additional add-on such as Yoast. For FaceThe information for your social media card will be stored in the HTML header of each page on your site. Some people even like to have different cards for important pages on the site.

What are the requirements for a social media card on Facebook?

Facebook uses OpenGraph (OG) markup and requires that pages have a:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Image
  • URL

 

They also have some additional tags that you can choose to add to your pages:

  • Locale (the site’s country and language, set to en_US by default)
  • Type (the type of resource, defaults to website)

 

What are the requirements for a social media card on Instagram?

Instagram also uses OpenGraph (OG) markup and support all of the same tags as Facebook:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Image
  • URL

 

They also have some additional tags that you can choose to add to your pages:

  • Locale (the site’s country and language, set to en_US by default)
  • Type (the type of resource, defaults to website)

 

What are the requirements for a social media card on LinkedIn?

LinkedIn uses OpenGraph (OG) markup and requires that pages have a:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Image (that is less than 5MB and at least 1200×627 pixels)
  • URL

 

What are the requirements for a social media card on Twitter?

Twitter uses their own twitter tags to generate social media cards, but if they are not present it will use OpenGraph tags instead. Twitter cards currently requires the following fields:

  • Card (determines the size of your twitter card)
  • Title

 

Twitter also supports these additional fields:

  • Description
  • Image (that is less than 5MB and at least 144×144 pixels)
  • Site (the name of your website)
  • Site ID (the twitter handle of your website)
  • Creator (the name of the page’s author)
  • Creator ID (the twitter handle of the page’s author)

 

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