Social – Facebook – Yoast SEO for WordPress training

By | August 11, 2019


We’re on the Facebook tab of the Social
settings of Yoast SEO. The Facebook settings are slightly weird, because the Facebook
settings actually affect a lot more than just Facebook. We have a toggle here that
allows you to disable or enable the output of Open Graph metadata. Open Graph
is the standard that Facebook uses to have metadata on pages that we use when
sharing those pages on Facebook. The problem is that a lot of other social
networks have started using Open Graph metadata as well. So Twitter uses it as a
fallback, when there is no Twitter data. Pinterest uses it, LinkedIn uses it and
even Google+ uses it. So not having Open Graph metadata on your site is really a
bad thing for your social sharing. So we’d recommend leaving this ‘Enabled’ all
the time. If you disable it, that’s only because you have another plugin that
manages your Open Graph data. Below that, there are a couple of things that you
can do to determine what your homepage will look like when shared on Facebook,
so you can set the image URL, the title and the description. This is basically
only for your front page and not for any other pages, so if you have a static
frontpage, this will actually not exist, because you can then manage it on the
settings for that static frontpage. Lastly, we have default image. If you have
a post that does not have an image, which is something that shouldn’t happen, but
if it does happen, then the default image is used with that post, because otherwise
the post will not have an image, which looks very weird on Facebook. That’s it!

6 thoughts on “Social – Facebook – Yoast SEO for WordPress training

  1. Chris Post author

    It doesn't look like this here. In the Facebook tab, I only have an empty field where I'm supposed to put a Facebook application ID (not sure this is the official term, Yoast is set to German) and the default image URL.

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  2. Juan Franco Post author

    Hi, I would like to know where I can config the linkedIn Meta title, subtitle and opengraph?

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  3. SKYTOUCH™ Solutions, INC Post author

    Yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo – None of my settings are there. Once I set it up, now they're gone, why??? And its causing a MAJOR CONFLICT with the Real Estate commission and Agents because old language that gets them in trouble is inputted in the OG description now we cant change it. UNBELIEVABLE, we had to tear down the site because of the OG Description.

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  4. Xin Ge Wen Post author

    Outdated video, the screenshot do not reflect the version as of today ?!?!
    could not get the answer to my question from that video due to the above fact ! 🙁

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  5. Ninja Track Productions Post author

    As the comments mention below, this video is outdated. The link to this video should be removed in the current Yoast SEO settings for adding a FB app id.

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