Missing images on Blog and social media? Here’s the fix!
If you’ve been using content-sharing social media sites like Facebook and Pinterest, you may have noticed that some of your images were missing on the site where you shared them.
Turns out, there’s an easy fix! Here’s what to do if your images are missing from Facebook and other sites, according to PC Magazine . . .
Fixing missing images in your blog content
In addition to random characters appearing in your posts, another annoying thing can happen if you forget to upload your photos before sharing: missing pictures.
Instead of a picture showing up, Facebook users will get a big blue box with an X in it; Twitter users will just see a link. No one likes that.
But there is a quick way to fix it, so make sure you check out your post first before you share it on those social networks! Before posting any content from your site, be sure to save all of your pictures as .
jpg files (or png files for transparent backgrounds) and save them in an easy-to-find location.
You might want to bookmark that folder or add that page/location as a favorite!
Adding captions to your photos
If you use a program to make your photos, such as Photoshop or iPhoto, captioning is easier than ever.
Most programs allow you to embed captions within your photo files so that when they’re uploaded, they display properly with their corresponding photos.
However, if you don’t want to mess with image files at all, try using a plug-in for your blogging platform.
For example, Jetpack for WordPress has an easy-to-use caption editor that allows you to not only add captions directly from WordPress but also show them as pop-ups when someone hovers over a thumbnail.
As long as you caption in either place (image file or WordPress post), it will still show up on your posts once they’ve been shared on Facebook or other sites and apps.
Just be sure to check back after sharing to ensure everything looks good!
Is it a first world problem?
Yes, it is. But it can be a real problem when your content is missing an image.
Take a look at that post again. Does it still make sense without one? Most likely, yes.
But having image files where they’re supposed to be makes everything go smoothly—and looking better too!
If you find yourself wondering why something is missing from an important piece of your online presence, you might have what we affectionately refer to as The Facebook Blues.
Read below for a few quick fixes that will keep those pesky problems from popping up in your feed ever again
How this affects Google search results
Although you probably think of a website as a place where people go to find your content, Google sees it differently.
To Google, your website is a collection of web pages that—when put together correctly—will tell Google everything it needs to know about your site.
The key to search engine optimization (SEO) is making sure that each page has everything in place for Google to crawl it properly.
If you have missing meta tags or other code snippets, then search engines may be unable to see all parts of your website or they may not be able to process all of your information properly; that means they’ll rank you lower in their results.
That translates into fewer traffic leads overall which equals less money in sales: a big problem for any business owner.
Make sure your website is up-to-date with its code so you can avoid these problems.